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  1. Syphilis - What Happens

    Learn how syphilis develops.

  2. Syphilis - Medications

    Read about medications used to treat syphilis.

  3. Antibiotics for Syphilis

    Drug details for Antibiotics for syphilis.

  4. Syphilis: Gummata - Topic Overview

    Gummata are growths of pink, fleshy tissue that contain syphilis bacteria. They may appear as nodules or ulcers or become masses that are like tumors. Gummata are rare. When they do occur, they range from 1 mm to 1 cm in size. Common sites of gummata include the:Skin, where they cause shallow open sores that heal slowly.Mucous membranes. These gummas may become cancerous.Bones, where they cause destruction of bones and pain that is especially severe at night.Eyes, resulting in visual impairment that may lead to blindness.Respiratory system, where they cause hoarseness, breathing problems, and wheezing.Gastrointestinal system, where they cause stomach pain, inability to eat large meals, belching, and weight loss.Antibiotic treatment cures the syphilis infection and stops the development of gummata. But the scar tissue that forms after successful treatment will probably not go away.

  5. Syphilis - Treatment Overview

    Prompt treatment of syphilis is needed to cure the infection, prevent complications, and prevent the spread of the infection to others.

  6. Syphilis - Symptoms

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

  7. 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.

  8. Syphilis - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to call a doctor about syphilis.

  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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