Thanks for your query,You are passing liquid from urethral opening which you suspect it to be semen.
This is not a semen but mucus secreted by mucus glands located in Bulbar Urethra.This is not abnormal and does happen in adolescence life of every individual.
It is not definitely due to...
Thanks for the query.
Yes, there are chances of prophylaxis antibiotics to mask the test results for syphillis and the VDRL may or may not be positive. It would be better to draw the blood for the test before starting on Antibiotics.
If you are looking for syphilis diagnosis, then TPHA(Treponema pallidum...
I have always been concerned about STDs. Every once in a while my concern comes back even though I have been married and in a monogamous relationship for many years. I have a fear of syphillis. I have never had symptoms but I am worried about it from many years ago in high school, about 18 years now. I was tested with the RPR in my first pregnancy and that was 9 years ago and then 2 years ago with my second pregnancy and both were nonreactive. Could I still have this? I am obsessing that I will get nuerosyphillis. i am worried about accuracy or would that have been picked up in one of those tests? Do you know the accuracy percentages?
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Am glad you used the word obsessed because in the absence of any symptoms, and being in a monogamous relationship for years, you are definitely harbouring an unnatural fear of syphilis.
That said and done, maybe it's better for you to test and be done with it, to...
I personally visited several sites they discussed on syphilis and shows horrified results coz it is something always remain in the blood even after getting tested as negative so not syphilis but something else like other infection
I was told earlier that penciline injection is good but I live in Abu Dhabi and its not allowed very openly
at the same time its available but only on strong recommendation having told that it may have huge side effects such as causing death
yet I know its available but im hesitant weather I should go for that or not
going through 2 different doctor ( one is lady doctor being dermatologist one is a male doctor who is actually known for treating HIV and Syphilis patients) lady doctor says with injection it may come down little early but the other one said it doesn't effect much but having bad effects so im confused about what to do next
im already terminated from my job after going through the screening test it was not required for visa but for my company pre-employment criteria and was told something totally dangerous that syphilis might carry HIV virus which shows only after 5 to 6 months
when I was diagnosed syphilis 2.5 months ago I had gone through HIV test which was negative
please tell me after going through my history
im going to be 35 years old man in few months.
I am Dr Jigar ( Infectious Disease Specialist).
I have gone through your question and understand the problem you are facing.
Whenever you say test done for any disease, you must specify name and type of test because there are more than one diagnostic tests...
VDRL can be Biologic falsely positive (BFP), specially if it is in low titres such as in your case.
Moreover, it is not a confirmatory test for syphilis.
Many infectious diseases have been reported as causes of transient biologic false positive...