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Can unprotected sex lead to syphilis?

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Published At April 4, 2024
Reviewed AtApril 4, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had unprotected sex a few months back. I observed bleeding from my vagina after a few days. There are no sores. But I am afraid. Can I have syphilis?

Please help.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your query.

I went through the reports (the attachments removed to protect the patient's identity).

There are tiny water-filled lesions in the area marked. It may be due to irritation, friction, or scratching.

Observe the area for a few days. It does not appear like a syphilis lesion. It is not clear about your age, investigation details, associated diseases, pills, and treatment being taken.

1. Wear loose cotton innerwear.

2. Avoid friction, irritation, or scratching.

3. Wash the area with warm water twice daily.

Please continue to follow the treatment mentioned by your treating doctor.

The chances of transmission of HIV by given risk exposure appear to be very low to almost nil.

Hope it helps.

Thanks and regards.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thanks for your reply.

So is it not like syphilis rash?

Please help.

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It does not appear like a syphilis rash. Please continue the treatment advised by your doctor.

Hope it helps.

Thanks and regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra
Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Dermatology

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