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What are the symptoms syphilis? Is it pretty rare now?

What are the symptoms syphilis? Is it pretty rare now?

Rates climbing!: Initial symptoms of syphilis? Almost none- one may find a painless sore on the body like the penis- or else it may occur within the vaginal vault. I don't consider syphilis rare- depending on the demographic group like young men who has sex with men, there is a disturbingly increasing trend of increased infection, especially in metropolitan centers.Exercise safe-sex precautions to minimize risk. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of syphilis?

Primary: Syphilis has three phases. Primary, secondary and tertiary and each is quite different in its presentation. Primary syphilis usually shows what is termed a hard chancre. This is a skin ulcer with raised edges and a firm non-tender center. It can appear anywhere the organism entered your body, usually on the genetalia or the mucous membranes of the mouth (tongue is not uncommon). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of syphilis?

What are the symptoms of syphilis?

Depends: Depends on the stage of the syphilis. So therefore if you are concerned see your doctor right away ...Read more

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Does everyone show symptoms for syphilis?

Does everyone show symptoms for syphilis?

Depends on Staging: When left untreated, syphilis progresses through three distinct stages that include the original genital sore, a rash that covers the body, and neurosyphilis. Between these stages, the infection becomes dormant and the patient is asymptomatic. This is one of the many reasons you should always use protection during intercourse. Your partner may not even be aware of his or her infection. ...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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Are there any symptoms of latent stage syphilis?

No symptoms: By definition, latent syphilis is without symptoms. The only way to diagnose it is by blood test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of syphilis and how soon do they manifest?

Primary or secondary: Earliest sign of primary syphilis is so called chancre, one or more painless hard sores appear after a week & up to 3 months. Last 3 - 6 weeks and heal. Secondary, untreated syphilis, can occur as primary is healing or some weeks later usually with a rash without itching, on one or more parts of body. Secondary can be associated with fever, sore throat, swollen glands, malaise & aches. Treat asap. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of syphilis from onset through death?

See below: Now very rare (except in immune deficient patiens e.g. Aids) syphilis has many presentations primrysyphilis presents with sores in the genital area (a chancre), secondary often presents with a rash and tertiary causes many symptoms from spinal cord to brain disorders from stroke to gpi ( general paresis of the insane) mistaken in the past for purely psychiatric disorders. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of syphilis but the test results came back negative. What could I have?

Needs evaluation: The basic test for syphilis is calked an rpr. It is very sensitive meaning a false positive is rare. If you know you have been exposed then get retested. The symptoms of syphilis vary widely and can often be confused for other disease. Because of this syphilis is known as the "great imitator." see your doctor to evaluate what other tests for other diagnosis should be considered. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from syphilis for almost 5yrs. I recently had a medication but still see more of the symptoms.?

I have been suffering from syphilis for almost 5yrs. I recently had a medication but still see more of the symptoms.?

Duration!: Syphilis becomes chronic, and the disease, even if cured has chronic autoimmune sequalae. The reactivity is against the spirochete's debris. See someone in infectious diseases or rheumatology to see if this is the problem! ...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?

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 signs and symptoms of syphilis in africa?

Syphilis symptoms: Same as anywhere else. Primary (initial) infection: genital sore, usually painless, often with swelling of nearby lymph nodes. Secondary stage (2-4 mo): skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes several areas, others. Tertiary stage (years later): heart disease, dementia, bone disease, an much more. At any stage, neurosyphilis with headache, paralysis, blindness, stroke, and more. If at risk, get tested! ...Read more

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Looking for info on neuro syphilis symptoms. Paranoid about what I did in 70s?

Looking for info on neuro syphilis symptoms. Paranoid about what I did in 70s?

2 sites: A couple of informative web sites: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000703.Htm and also http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1169231-overview i'd suggest seeing your primary care physician about your concerns, so that any needed exams and diagnostic testing can be done. You may have nothing to worry about, but it's best to work with your doctor in this kind of situation. ...Read more