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Syphilis

Syphilis is known as one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. It is contracted through sexual contact. A suspicious sore located on your mouth, genitals, or rectum, will first arise you as Syphilis. The spread of Syphilis usually passes through skin or even mucous membranes through the sores.

There are quite a few stages of Syphilis. In each stage, you will experience different symptoms. The sore is the first symptom that many people notice in the first stage. In the second stage of Syphilis, one may begin to notice a rash that will eventually cover your entire body. The second stage may also bring muscle aches, fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes. The last stage is known as the hidden stage because there are no symptoms in this last stage. If you aren’t treated for it by that time, this stage can last for many years, or it can progress to the third stage.

If you think you may have Syphilis, you should consult your doctor. They will run some tests that include taking some blood, some fluid from the sores that you have, and some cerebral spinal fluid. They will be able to properly diagnose you that way they can treat you for it. If it is diagnosed in it’s early stages, it will be very easy to get rid of. Penicillin, is the drug that is given to treat Syphilis at all of the stages. Following treatment for Syphilis, you should be aware that you must have periodic blood tests to make sure you are responding to the medication, avoid sexual contact until all treatment is completed, and be tested for HIV infection. You also want to make sure that your partner knows that way he or she can go and get tested and treated too.

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