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What does syphilis look like?

 Primary Stage

This first stage of syphilis is called primary syphilis

 

Penis: The most common sites of infection in men are on the penis.  Within 90 days of infection (three week average), a painless sore or ulcer called a chancre appears.  This first stage of syphilis is called primary syphilis.  This chancre contains a clear fluid that is full of syphilis-causing bacteria making you highly contagious.  The chancre will heal even without treatment within a few weeks.
 
 
  Anus: Another common site of infection in men are on the Anus.  Within 90 days of infection (three week average), a painless sore or ulcer called a chancre appears.  This first stage of syphilis is called primary syphilis.  This chancre contains a clear fluid that is full of syphilis-causing bacteria making you highly contagious.  The chancre will heal even without treatment within a few weeks.
 
 
  Mouth: Another common site of infection in men is in the Mouth.  Within 90 days of infection (three week average), a painless sore or ulcer called a chancre appears.  This first stage of syphilis is called primary syphilis.  This chancre contains a clear fluid that is full of syphilis-causing bacteria making you highly contagious.  The chancre will heal even without treatment within a few weeks.
 
 
 Secondary Stage

About a month, other symptoms appear.  This is called secondary syphilis. 

  Around the Mouth: Secondary symptoms can include multiple sores on the penis, anus or around the mouth.  They can also be found in the throat, which cannot be readily seen.
  Hands: a copper-colored rash on the trunk of the body, or larger spots on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.
  Wart Like Growths: hair loss, white patches on your tongue or multiple wart-like growths called condylomata lata.ike Growths: hair loss, white patches on your tongue or multiple wart-like growths called condylomata lata.
 
 
Latent Stage

 

 

All of these symptoms will go away without treatment within a few weeks.

Even though the infection looks gone, you are still infected during this stage.
 

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