Syphilis Symptoms Test and Treatment
Syphilis is an illness which is relatively harmless if caught and treated early but potentially fatal if left untreated.
It can cause stroke, paralysis, blindness and death. If you or your partner has had unprotected sex, it is important to get tests.
The number of cases of new diagnoses has risen significantly in the past decade in the UK.
There are three stages of the disease, each with its own set of symptoms. Symptoms usually begin with a painless but very infectious sore on the genitals or on the mouth. These sores will infect other people on contact. These sores disappear after two – six weeks.
Secondary symptoms include skin rashes, sort throat and these can disappear within a few weeks. You can then not experience any symptoms for years before the disease enters its most dangerous phase when serious damage can be done to the body.
These symptoms are difficult to spot, which makes testing very important.
At our clinic, the test for syphilis is a blood test. Your results come back in 24 working hours.