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What are symptoms of syphilis in primary stage?

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The primary stage of syphilis is usually marked by the appearance of a single sore, but you may get multiple sores. The sore begins as a pimple, but it quickly changes into a firm, round, small, and painless ulcer. If it is inside the vagina or anus, it is easy to miss this stage. The sore generally lasts 3 to 6 weeks, and it heals with or without treatment. At this stage, people are highly infectious.

SOURCE: Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Syphilis & MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men) - CDC Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 16, 2017

SOURCE: Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Syphilis & MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men) - CDC Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 16, 2017

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