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Question: Could I have Syphilis

 ga478 - Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:43 am

I'am a 19 yeat old female."First it all started about 5 years ago I noticed this painfull sore on
th side of my vagina that was very painfull even to walk note Iam a
virgin i have never had any kind of sex before just masterbation the
sores kept appearing and they still do now just not as often. I started
symptom searching online and came across syphilis i have been thinking
that i have had syphilis for the past 5 years i remember having this
blister looking thing on my ankle that got to be very big and when it burst
it was filled with water I don't remember a rash of any kind just some
neruological problems like jumping muscle twitching neck pains headaches
confusion. I read online that syphilis can be contracted by coming in
contact with the rash i don't remeber coming in contact with anyone elses
rash would I remmeber? could I have syphilis and have never had any
kind of sex. Could that boil or chancre on my leg be related to syphilis?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:51 pm

User avatar Hello,

Syphilis is a very rare sexually transmitted disease.

Syphilis is passed from person to person through direct contact with a syphilis sore. Sores occur mainly on the external genitals, vagina, anus, or in the rectum. Sores also can occur on the lips and in the mouth. Transmission of the organism occurs during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Pregnant women with the disease can pass it to the babies they are carrying. Syphilis cannot be spread through contact with toilet seats, doorknobs, swimming pools, hot tubs, bathtubs, shared clothing, or eating utensils.

Many conditions can lead to vaginal lumps.

Cystic vaginal lumps include: vaginal mucous cyst, cyst of the canal of Nuck, Bartholin's cyst, Skene's duct cyst, epidermal inclusion cyst, furunculosis.

Varicosities, hernia and uterine prolapse can all lead to lumps.

Solid lumps may be lentigo, nevus; seborrheic keratosis; fibroepithelial polyp; papillomatosis; fibroma, fibromyoma; dermatofibroma; lipoma; and hidradenoma.

Please try to bring this to the attention of your doctor as soon as possible.

Best regards,
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:52 pm

User avatar For a little more reassurance for you regarding the syphilis, the initial "blister" is not painful. You are describing a painful bump initially.

I agree with Dr. Fouad, you should be evaluated by your doctor for this to help determine what is going on.

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