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Doctor insights on: Tertiary Syphilis Symptoms

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Does tertiary syphilis affect the face?

Does tertiary syphilis affect the face?

Rarely if ever: It could happen but almost never does. In 40 years in the STD business, I have never seen this. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

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What can you tell me about tertiary syphilis?

What can you tell me about tertiary syphilis?

It's very rare: Syphilis occurs in 3 stages: primary (chancre, inflamed lymph nodes nearby), secondary (rash and other symptoms), and tertiary, or late syphilis, typically occuring 1-30 years later, with heart disease, neurological and psychiatric problems, and others. In the past 50 years, tertiary syphilis has been extremely rare (almost entirely absent) in the US and other industrialized countries. ...Read more

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What re the symptoms of syphilis and its cure?

Syphilis: Doxycycline can be a cure to syphilis but it is not the most effective treatment. There is a special Penicillin known as Bicillin or Penacillin G that at 2.4 million units is 100% curative. Syphilis is experienced in three phases but there are often no symptom between phases. Blood testing and antibody titer monitoring are the norms for making sure the treatment was effective. ...Read more

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What are are the symptoms of syphilis in baby?

What are are the symptoms of syphilis in baby?

See below: The common symptoms and signs of congenital syphilis are: snuffles (white , bloody or purulent), rash, enlarged liver, spleen, and lymph nodes, and jaundice. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for syphilis in the blood?

What are the symptoms for syphilis in the blood?

Vague: You can get skin lesions and other signs of infection but get a blood test. This is nothing to mess around with. Syphilis has three stages, and it gets harder to treat the longer you wait. A simple blood test will tell you if its in the blood. So, get off your duff, and get it done! ...Read more

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Do syphilis symptom first appear with big lesion rather than a chancre?

Do syphilis symptom first appear with big lesion  rather than a chancre?

Variable: If you have any concern see your doctor as syphilis is easily treatable. Visit this site for pictures of early syphilis lesions. https://www.google.com/search?q=chancre+pictures&biw=1440&bih=726&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIvbzF5b2VxwIVCKCACh2-UQvF&dpr=1 ...Read more

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What are the side effects or symptoms of syphilis like the kind al capone had?

What are the side effects or symptoms of syphilis like the kind al capone had?

A/W Dr. Schifilliti: Of interest, alphonse (al) capone was reported to have died in 1947 from cardiac arrest related to tertiary syphilis. His son, albert francis capone was born with congenital syphilis. Al capone was reported not to have been appropriately treated for syphilis ; mistook remission of symptoms for being disease - free. This mayo clinic article describes symptoms of tertiary syphilis:. ...Read more

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I went to get tested at planned parenthood i asked her about syphilis she said that i would have symptoms should I believe this and that i don't haveit?

I went to get tested at planned parenthood i asked her about syphilis she said that i would have symptoms should I believe this and that i don't haveit?

Syphilis: Nope. She is wrong. I don't mean to guess, but if your exposure is with men then you definitely need a test and maybe even testing every three to six months would be wise. If your sexual partner is female then testing once is fine and then only repeating the test is you change partners or have other possible exposure. The problem is that if your infection is in your mouth or anus no symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of syphilis on genitals?

Painless sore: Syphilis on the genitals may show up as a painless sore called a chancre. Because it is painless, often times, it can be missed. ...Read more