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Sexual Conditions Health Center

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  1. Gonorrhea - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to call a doctor about syphilis.

  2. 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.

  3. Syphilis Tests

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

  4. Sexual Problems in Women - Medications

    Because a woman's sexuality encompasses physical, emotional, and psychological factors, the causes of sexual problems are often complex and interrelated. Medications may be used in treating certain conditions that contribute to sexual problems.

  5. Gonorrhea - Prevention

    Women have varied and interrelated reasons for desiring sexual activity and feeling sexually fulfilled. A woman's sexuality is influenced by her physical, psychological, and emotional states. Some causes of sexual problems, such as medical conditions, may

  6. Gonorrhea - Medications

    Read about medications used to treat syphilis.

  7. Gonorrhea - Medications

    Trichomoniasis (trich) is usually treated with a medication called metronidazole.

  8. Gonorrhea - Exams and Tests

    Women often begin the process of diagnosing a sexual problem by noticing an absence of sexual desire or satisfaction. Your health professional will work with you to identify your symptoms and the history of those symptoms.

  9. Gonorrhea - Home Treatment

    There is no home treatment for trichomoniasis (trich), but you can reduce your risk factors.

  10. Stages of Syphilis - 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.

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