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The First Sign Of Syphilis Is A Chancre Sore
Pain versus painless: Canker sores are typically painful, tender, white. Mucous patches are painless, nontender, usually pink or the same color as other mouth tissues. Currently in the US, syphilis is rare except in a few population groups; 75% of cases are in men having sex with men. If you are heterosexual and not at high risk for STDs, syphilis is very unlikely. But see a doctor and have a blood test to be sure! ...Read more
Can the first outbreak of herpes simplex 2 always appear with in the first month of contracting it?
NOT NECESSARILY: There are no specific symptoms that signal the early manifestations of HIV disease. Most commonly there may be a mononucleosis-like syndrome. The basic answer is that you need this examined, although it is very doubtful that it is due to HIV disease. You are obviously worried about potential exposure, and should be tested. Hope it all comes out negative. Good luck. ...Read more
Rash: Rash aroung genitalia in genital herpes or cold sores around your mouth if your question is about genital herpes, you will see a rash which may look like blisters and sometimes oozing vescicles which eventually dry up and dissappear with or without treatment and can cause recurrences. ...Read more
Is hand mouth and foot disease contagious in the incubation period, before the first symptom of a fever
Could often coming canker sores (not the cold ones) be a symptom of any herpes? If yes , then which herpes ?
Totally Different: Canker sores are called aphthous ulcers, occur exclusively in the mouth and the cause is unknown. A chancre is an ulcer found on genitalia and in the mouth caused by the spyrochete that causes syphilis. Canker sores are not contagious, but chancres shed live bacteria and can spread syphilis by contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I dry kissed a random woman at a club and 10 days later a small pimple like sore showed up on my lip. Could it be a chancre syphilis?
Not syphilis: Syphilis is rare in heterosexuals in Canada, especially in the Vancouver area; is rarely transmitted by kissing, especially dry kissing; and a chancre would not appear as a pimple-like sore. You might just have a pimple, or maybe oral herpes (cold sore). Whatever it is, you didn't catch it from the kiss. ...Read more
How likely is it for a syphilis chancre to first appear more than four months after any oral, anal, or vaginal sex?
Not at all: It would have ocurred 4 mos ago. Usual primary lesion 10-21 days after infection, healing after 3-6 weeks if not treated. Reports of primary 90 days later should be treated with skepticism. No reports of chancre 120 days after infection. 2nd stage is, of course common at 4 months, but that is not a chancre. Clearly you are worried, so you should get checked. ...Read more
Nope: The chancre (open sore) of newly acquired syphilis occurs only at the site of sexual exposure. The large majority of anal ulcers or sores are not syphilis. Anal fissure is most common. Herpes possible, but like syphilis, only if direct sexual contact. Secondary syphilis can result in superficial ulcers (mucous patches) anywhere on the body, but don't look like chancres. See a doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more
How long after transmission would a syphilis chancre appear and what does it look like? Does it look like a hard pimple on the outside of the skin?
Yes, & See doctor: If you have any concern about having syphilis, see your doctor as it is an easily treatable infection. You may visit this site for various pictures of chancre. 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
How do I differentiate between syphilis and chancroid? Whats the most secretive way of getting tested for either? There are many differences between the syphilitic chancre and chancroid:
i. Chancres are typically painless, whereas chancroid are typically
Professional care: Correct about usually painful versus painless genital sores. But there's been no chancroid in the US for many years, except maybe a few who caught it elsewhere and returned home with chancroid. Most genital ulcers aren't due to either one; herpes is far and away the most common cause. See a doctor for exam and testing. Don't worry about "secretive": medical confidentiality laws are very strong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage of disease: A chancre is the initial lesion at the point where the syphilis bacterium first entered the body. Usually it's a painless ulcer that feels hard. Syphilis is the disease caused by infection with the bacterium t pallidum; it's still around and is serious. Chancroid by contrast is a different disease, more uncomfortable but far less serious. ...Read more
Yes: Will be very apparent.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible for syphilis chancres to appear 1 day after possible contact? The encounter happened 2 days ago and yesterday i noticed a small spot
Hello, If no syphilis chancre is present( Assuming someone is infected), how does transmission of syphilis occur? Does it shed off peoples skin?fluid?
I go a massage 3 weeks ago and got a fellatio from a girl (no anus touch). I found a chancre in my anus. Will it be syphilis? Pls give me some advice.
Unlikely: but you need to be examined for final diagnosis, remote possibility though ...Read more
No, too long: Chancres generally appear 10-20 days after exposure, occasionally up to 6 weeks. Five months is too long. Herpes is the most common cause of otherwise unexplained genital ulcer. See a doctor or clinic soon; waiting until the lesions clears up will make accurate diagnosis much more difficult. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are syphilis chancres always filled with pus? What does the pus look like? What are other symptoms of syphilis? How long is it before a chancre shows?
SOMETHING: Sounds like something's wrong. It would help if an expert has a chance to look at the lesion and identify it. Going to the dr wont be anonymous but better than worrying about it. Maybe the dr will even provide advice that might help now and in the future. Try it. Of xourse, this may just be an academic question - you could google it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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