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Can one develop a "chancre sore" appearance to a bump from shaving down south?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: No the chancre

Has a hard edge, usually dry and painless.
Caused by treponema palidum, sphylis. A chancroid is the same size, painful, oozes, soft edge. Caused by haemophilis ducreyei. Both are sti's. So yes, but not all are syphilis. The chancre goes away, but the disease persists. You cannot get it from shaving or toilet seats.

In brief: No the chancre

Has a hard edge, usually dry and painless.
Caused by treponema palidum, sphylis. A chancroid is the same size, painful, oozes, soft edge. Caused by haemophilis ducreyei. Both are sti's. So yes, but not all are syphilis. The chancre goes away, but the disease persists. You cannot get it from shaving or toilet seats.
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