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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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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

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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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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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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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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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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 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