Expert Q & A Answers About Syphilis
About four times a year, I get a painful, pea-sized bump on my genitals that lasts only a few days. I never get more than one at a time, and they’re never in the same place. The bump looks like bad acne and even has a whitehead...like a pimple. What is it?
I know that men usually have a sore on their penis if they have syphilis. What about women? When it comes to syphilis, do women have different signs and symptoms than men?
I’m wondering about syphilis testing options, if any. I thought I got tested for all STDs when I saw my doctor the last time, but a friend told me that I have to make a point to tell my doctor that I want to get tested. What’s true? And can syphilis be cured?
I recently found out the I'm positive for syphilis. My doctor gave me a shot to get rid of it, but I want to know if there are lasting health effects from having syphilis, and if I'll be able to have children.
If I have syphilis, would I definitely develop a rash? What does a syphilis rash look like and can I get rid of it?
I had unprotected sex a while ago and now I’m worried about syphilis. What are the symptoms of syphilis? How would I know if I have it? Are there different stages?