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  1. Syphilis - Cause

    Learn about the causes of syphilils.

  2. Stages of Syphilis - Topic Overview

    Syphilis is described in terms of its four stages: primary, secondary, latent (hidden), and tertiary (late).Primary stageDuring the primary stage, a sore (chancre) that is usually painless develops at the site where the bacteria entered the body. This commonly occurs within 3 weeks of exposure but can range from 10 to 90 days. A person is highly contagious during the primary stage.In men, a chancre often appears in the genital area, usually (but not always) on the penis. These sores are often painless.In women, chancres can develop on the outer genitals or on the inner part of the vagina. A chancre may go unnoticed if it occurs inside the vagina or at the opening to the uterus (cervix), because the sores are usually painless and are not easily visible.Swelling of the lymph nodes may occur near the area of the chancre.A chancre may also occur in an area of the body other than the genitals. The chancre lasts for 3 to 6 weeks, heals without treatment, and may leave a thin scar. But

  3. Syphilis - Symptoms

    Syphilis develops in four stages, each with a different set of symptoms.

  4. Syphilis - Topic Overview

    Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or sexually transmitted infection (STI) that, when left untreated, can progress to a late stage that causes serious health problems.

  5. Syphilis - What Increases Your Risk

    Read about risk factors for syphilis.

  6. Syphilis - Prevention

    Learn ways to help prevent syphilis infection.

  7. Syphilis - Medications

    Read about medications used to treat syphilis.

  8. Syphilis Tests

    Syphilis tests detect antibodies to the bacterium that causes syphilis (Treponema pallidum) in blood, body fluid, or tissue.

  9. Penis Disorders

    WebMD looks at disorders of the penis that affect men's sexual health.

  10. Sexual Problems in Women - Topic Overview

    What are sexual problems? In women, common sexual problems include feeling little or no sexual interest or arousal or having trouble with orgasm. For some women, pain during intercourse is a problem. In the simplest sense, if you have a sexual problem, s

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