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Treatment for syphilis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User :   Hi Doc
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   OK, I have red sores on my penis. 4of them.
Doctor :  
ok
User :   They have been there for about... two weeks. The don't seem to be getting better.
Doctor :  
since when are you having these symptoms?
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
please provide your age, location, height and current weight
User :   I had unprotected sex back in... 6 3, 185.
Doctor :   are you sexually active?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Yeah, and I got a little bump from it that went away. So I went and got tested, I get the results back tomorrow, but these things have come since then and I haven't been able to see a doctor.
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what tests have you done?
Doctor :  
what are the results?
User :   Syphallis, and some others. I don't know the results. I will go tomrrow and see.
Doctor :  
could you tell your test results?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   My question is... what could it be if this is what happened?
User :   1.) Unprotected sex in November.
User :   2.) A bump that goes away.
User :   3) Now four red sores that aren't healing...
Doctor :  
your symptoms probably point to Syphylis
Doctor :  
or some kind of STD
Doctor :  
you will need proper investigations and a follow up check up with your PCP
User :   But I thought with Syphylis the sore only comes once. It could come back?
Doctor :  
it could come back..
User :   Yes, of course, I will go get the results tomorrow.
Doctor :  
if your immunity is low or if you get re-infected
Doctor :  
or if the organism load increases
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   OK. But Syphallis is treatable. That is good. And with Syphilis though, shouldn't it be healing then?
User :   Yes.
Doctor :  
have you taken any treatment for this?or yet to start treatment?
Doctor :  
Syphillis needs a proper and regular treatment with treatment of sexual partner if you are still active with that person or have multiple partners
Doctor :  
in case it is syphillis, early detection and treatment initiation helps
User :   No, I haven't. Next question... with Syphillis... can I have sex and use a condom?
Doctor :  
and avoids other complications thereof
User :   Is it safe for my partner? I'm seeing a girl now... I want to keep her safe.
User :   So if it's not safe, I won't do it.
Doctor :  
you can have sex using a condom, but is it advised that you do not have sex, and if having do not be rough to avoid breaking of condom and putting your partner at risk
User :   So... you say no sex? Can she get it with sex?
User :   With a condom?
Doctor :  
if you have already have had sex with her, without protection after Nov 26th, then it is advised that she should also be treated along with you
User :   No, there has been no unprotected sex since then.
Doctor :   cos she might too be infected and still not have any symptoms
Doctor :  
ok
User :   OK sir. I thank you.
Doctor :  
are you sure that there was no exchange of pre-cum or any body fluids between you both since your last exposure to unprotected sex in November?
User :   Well... I guess there was some oral sex, but I had no symptoms then.
User :   And I had unprotected sex at the start of november...
User :   The oral sex was in December, and she hasn't shown anything
Doctor :   if there was such contacts then it is better that you get her treated as well, even though you did not have any symptoms yourself, still teh infection was there in you and could lead to potential infection to her through you
Doctor :  
the presence or absence of symptoms is not counted..if there is silent infection, still you have the potential to infect your partner
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
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User :   Thank you
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