Patient Comments: Syphilis In Women - Symptoms

What were your Syphilis symptoms?

A Doctor's View on Syphilis Symptoms in Women

Read the Comment by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Syphilis symptoms in women occur in three stages. The development of a painless, open sore occurs in the first stage. A characteristic rash develops in the second stage. The third stage involves the formation of tissue masses in different organs. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: astounded, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 31

I never experienced any of the symptoms associated with syphilis. I recently donated plasma and was notified that I had this STD. I am undergoing more tests to confirm this initial results.

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Comment from: caughtupnit13, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

I have never experienced any of the symptoms that would lead me or my doctor to believe I have syphilis. I recently donated platelets through the Red Cross. The very next day, I noticed a rash around the area of my inner are where the IVs were located, specifically where they applied the anti-bacterial wash. It itched and lasted for 6 days even with cortisone. At the end of those 6 days I was at my gynecologist's office with, what seemed to me as, infected hair bumps. They were tiny (like pin heads), only four and itched. She tested them and found nothing. Another week passed and I received a letter from the Red Cross stating I had it. I have another appointment with my gyno for her to retest me and see what is going on.

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Comment from: ioyanmani, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 29

Well my syphilis symptoms are rashes on both hands. I only have just been recently diognosed...I am angry, scared, sand and I also have HIV.

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Comment from: Fred, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: March 07

My syphilis symptoms are: headache, stomach pain, fever, and sore throat. I have been on penicillin, but I am still felling the same way.

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