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Had protected sex. Small lesion appeared on underbelly. Is this syphilis?

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I had protected sex 5 days ago. 2 days back I had a small lesion on my underbelly. Is is Syphilis ?
Posted Wed, 15 May 2013 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
 
 
Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle 13 minutes later
Hello, I would be happy to help you with your question.

Can you please describe the lesion better:
1. Exact location
2. Size
3. Color
4. associated pain or discomfort?

Thank you!
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Follow-up: Had protected sex. Small lesion appeared on underbelly. Is this syphilis? 18 minutes later
Hello, I would be happy to help you with your question.


Image WWW.WWWW.WW Can you please describe the lesion better:

1. Exact location

One inch above penis, littleish right in lower abdomen


2. Size

1cm

3. Color
red , center white
4. associated pain or discomfort?
pain , when trouser or underwear pressure is ther
 
 
Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle 26 minutes later
Thank you for the followup and picture.

The primary infection of syphilis can be a single lesion at the site of inoculation or infection. It is called a syphilitic chancre. Most of the time it is painless. Based on what you are describing and the picture you have sent, it is POSSIBLE that this represents syphilis. You need to get this checked out by a doctor. If there is any drainage from the lesion, this can be looked at under a microscope.

I hope that this helps and good luck!
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