What is the most common symptom in stage 1 syphilis?
The first sign of syphilis is a small sore, called a chancre (SHANG-kur). The sore appears at the spot where the bacteria entered your body. While most people infected with syphilis develop only one chancre, some people develop several of them. The chancre usually develops about three weeks after exposure.
Can Stage 1 syphilis be cured?
Syphilis is easily curable with antibiotics in the early stages. If you get treatment late, it will still cure the infection and stop future damage to your body.
What can be a symptom of Phase 1 syphilis?
During the first (primary) stage of syphilis, you may notice a single sore or multiple sores. The sore is the location where syphilis entered your body. Sores are usually (but not always) firm, round, and painless. Because the sore is painless, it can easily go unnoticed.
How long does it take to cure Stage 1 syphilis?
Stage 1, Primary syphilis Within 10 days to 3 months after sex with someone who has syphilis, one or more painless ulcers will form where there was contact. Ulcers usually form within 3 to 4 weeks. Within 1 to 5 weeks, ulcers heal without treatment.
What happens if syphilis is left untreated?
If left untreated, syphilis can eventually cause damage to the brain, nerves, eyes, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones, and joints.
How long does syphilis last after treatment?
With treatment, secondary syphilis will most likely go away within a few weeks to a year. If secondary syphilis goes untreated and your symptoms go away, you will still have the latent form of syphilis. The latent stage is a symptom-free period that can last for many years. You may never again develop symptoms.
What stage of syphilis is infectious?
Syphilis is most infectious in the first two stages . When syphilis is in the hidden, or latent , stage, the disease remains active but often with no symptoms. Tertiary syphilis is the most destructive to health.
Do people still get syphilis?
Yes. Depending on how long a pregnant woman has been infected, she has a good chance of having a stillbirth (syphilitic stillbirth) or of giving birth to a baby who dies shortly after birth. If not treated immediately, an infected baby may be born without symptoms but could develop them within a few weeks.