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Syphilis symptoms come in many forms and also the saddest thing about it is that sometimes it comes without symptoms at all. Syphilis symptoms develop in stages and with its stages there are symptoms involved.
The stages may overlap and may not come in order.
1st Stage Symptoms
The initial set of infections comes with small sores or blisters for some they call it chancre.
Sores usually develop after three weeks of exposure to the infection. Syphilis causes are something that everyone should be aware about to fight them as much as possible.
The sores appear on the area where the bacteria are introduced to the body. Usually on the genitals or in around the mouth after exposure.
The sores appear like a large circles bites that often accompanies by pain. But, there are sores that appear hidden on the genital area and are left unnoticeable.
This is your body’s signal, so see your Doctor now!
If they aren’t seen then mostly they wouldn’t receive any treatments at all.
2nd Stage Symptoms
The sores you experienced on the first stage symptoms will eventually heal within six weeks or so. After a few weeks healing, reddish pink rashes develop usually on hands and on soles of the feet.
You may also suffer from swollen lymph nodes, fever, fatigue and even sore throat. These symptoms will usually be gone after a few weeks but will still come back once in a while.
3rd Stage Signs And Symptoms
This stage is usually considered a latent or hidden stage. The infection is moving from its secondary to latent stage.
This can even take few years. The infection can increasingly progress during this stage. This is very risky because your body shows no symptoms at all which is very alarming.
4th Stage Symptoms
This stage is considered the late stage. Men and women suffering from Syphilis without undergoing any treatments or medications usually moves on this stage.
Late stage of Syphilis can already damage your brain, nerves, eyes, heart, blood vessels and other organs.
The infection already metastasize in your body so it is already hard to treat the infection. This stage can occur from first to 20 years after the initial onset of the infection.
Mother suffering from Syphilis can surely infect their baby during birth.
Most babies may not experience any symptoms at all, yet for some rashes appears on both hands and feet. Deafness and deformities may eventually develop too.
Other syphilis would include:
- Body malaise
- Pain in upper and lower extremities
- Genital discharge
- Painful urination
- Abdominal pain
- Heart disease
- Mental illness
- Neurologic problem
Syphilis is very serious infection that you should consider having treatment. Without treatment, this can even lead to death. Yes, death because it already cause complications to your body.
Good news is that, there are many helpful treatments that can help stop the outbreak. Syphilis can be treated with effective antibiotics depending on your Doctor’s advice.
You are aware that sexually active persons are usually the ones who are infected with Syphilis. So make sure to get STD test on a regular basis. Your Doctor may perform blood tests and other examinations required.
In addition, your Doctor may also take sample from your sores if you are positive from STD’s.
There are still other symptoms that aren’t mentioned above. But I do hope that this helped you in one way or another.
You have to be very vigilant in careful when it comes to sexual contact. Given that once the infection reaches and penetrates in your system, it’ll be very hard to treat or sometimes there’s no treatment available anymore.
This is a situation in where you wouldn’t want to be at. Hopeless and grasping for uncertainties.
It’s always better to have a strong relationship with your partner that is more than just a physical connection.
I mean a relationship that is bound by friendship, love and respect. I guarantee that this can make a powerful move in your life.
Syphilis symptoms can be your signal that you have to see your medical expert now.