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Understanding Syphilis Symptoms👨‍⚕️ 😟

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium called Treponema pallidum. It spreads through sexual contact and can cause severe damage to the body if left untreated. One of the most common and essential ways to identify syphilis is to recognize its symptoms.

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Primary Syphilis Symptoms

Primary syphilis symptoms usually appear around three weeks after the initial infection. The first sign is a small and painless sore called a chancre, which usually appears on the genitals, anus, or mouth. It can go unnoticed because it doesn't cause pain or discomfort. The sore heals on its own within two to six weeks, but the infection does not go away.

This is a critical time to get tested and treated because if left untreated, the infection can progress to the next stage.

Secondary Syphilis Symptoms

Secondary syphilis symptoms may appear a few weeks to a few months after the primary stage. The most common symptom is a rash that starts on the trunk and spreads to the hands and feet. The rash may be accompanied by flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, and muscle aches.

The most common symptom is a rash that starts on the trunk and spreads to the hands and feet

Other symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, patchy hair loss, and sores in the mouth, vagina, or anus. The symptoms may disappear on their own, but the infection remains in the body.

Late-stage Syphilis Symptoms

If syphilis remains untreated, it can progress to the late stage, which can cause severe damage to the body, including the brain, nerves, eyes, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones, and joints. Late-stage syphilis can occur years or even decades after the initial infection.

Symptoms may include difficulty coordinating muscle movements, paralysis, numbness, blindness, dementia, and even death. Late-stage syphilis is a severe condition that requires immediate medical attention.

Syphilis is a serious sexually transmitted infection that can cause significant damage to the body if left untreated. Recognizing syphilis symptoms is crucial for early detection and treatment. If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned in this blog, seek medical attention immediately. Remember, syphilis is treatable, and early treatment can prevent long-term complications. Practice safe sex, get tested regularly, and stay healthy!

How HeHealth can help

Are you worried about having Syphilis symptoms on your genitals 🍆? At HeHealth, we use artificial intelligence (AI) to screen for STD conditions by analyzing images. Our AI-powered, doctor-validated scans make it easy to get the info you need, so you can get the care you need. Our screening tool provides a confidential and anonymous way to get information about penile concerns on penis bumps, rashes and other concerns, you might have.

Click here to try out HeHealth's screening tool if you are concerned about STDs.


Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post by HeHealth is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice. This blog post was written by Artificial Intelligence (AI). The purpose of this post is to raise awareness about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and promote sexual health.

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