Syphilis Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Prevention

Syphilis Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Prevention

Syphilis Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Prevention

What is Syphilis?

The bacterial infection of syphilis is generally spread through sex. The condition usually begins as a painless sore in your body, rectum or mouth. It is spread through contact with these sores from person to person through the skin or the mucosal membrane.

After your first infection, the bacteria of syphilis may remain inactive (dormant) for decades in your body before it becomes again active.

Early syphilis, sometimes with just one shot of penicillin can be cured. It may seriously damage your heart, brain, or other organs without therapy and may threaten your lives. It may also be transmitted to unborn children from mothers.


It can be confusing, as there are a couple of different stages, overlapping or occurring at around the same time. And sometimes you don’t have symptoms, but until it is treated, the infection remains present. The symptoms may vary from stage to stage and may not always be the same for all.

Primary Stage

A chancre (saying syphilis) emerges that sorrow where your body has been infected with syphilis. Odds generally are steady, round and painless, or open and wet sometimes. Often there is only 1 wrath, but there may be more.

Odds may appear on your vulva, vagina, anus, penis, scrotum, and rarely your mouth or lips. The sores may also hide deep inside your vagina, in the skin, in the rectum and elsewhere difficult to see.

Syphilis is infectious with SUPER and is easily transmitted through sex to others. A chancre for an adult hair, a pimple or an inoculated bump is easy to make. And you can’t notice them because the sores are not painful and can live in hidden spots.

Typically, chances occur anywhere from 3 to 3 weeks after infection. The weeds usually last about 3-6 weeks and then go with or without treatment on their own.

But if you’re not treated, even if the sores are gone, you still have syphilis. You must take syphilis medicine and stop it moving into the next phase.

Secondary Stage

Symptoms of the secondary stage include snapping your palms, foot sole, or other parts of the body. Sometimes it is difficult to see the secondary syphilis rash and it doesn’t itch.

You may have mild flu-like symptoms such as a low fever, tiredness, sore throat, swollen drums, headache, and ache of muscle. You can have weight loss, weight or hair loss in your mouth , vagina or anus.

Symptoms of secondary stage may last for two to six weeks and may occur for up to two years. They are similar to other common diseases, so it may be difficult to tell.

The symptoms of this stage disappear with or without treatment by themselves. However, if you do not receive syphilis treatment, your infection will still occur in your body and can enter a risky later stage. That’s why it is so important to use the STD testing.

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