Syphilis can be transmitted by sex. The bacterium Treponema Pallidum causes this sexually transmitted disease. The bacteria is transmitted by the mucous tissues that surround the openings of the body. Syphilis is similar to AIDS but it can be treated. Syphilis can be a dangerous and common sexually transmitted disease. The infection has four stages and the symptoms a person experiences depend on the stage in which it is at.
The stages of syphilis may overlap or not develop in the same order. Some people may be infected and not show symptoms for many years. Syphilis can be difficult to detect for these reasons. You can determine if this sexually transmitted disease is present by paying attention to these 10 symptoms.
1. Ulcers and Sores
These sores or ulcers can be quite painful and most commonly occur on the oral, rectal and genital area. These sores can also appear in other parts of the body. It is important to examine pictures of similar sores to see if syphilis could be the cause.
In about six weeks, the ulcers and sores will disappear without any treatment. You can also take medication to get rid of the sores. Some people may develop only a few sores, and mistakenly think they are a sign of another disease. If you notice any unexplained lesions on your body, it is best to consult a physician.