Syphilis Symptoms Test and Treatment
If Syphilis is detected and treated whilst in the early stages it is relatively harmless. If left undetected and untreated it has the potential to become fatal.
The number of cases of new diagnoses has risen significantly in the past decade in the UK.
Syphilis has three stages, each presenting its own set of symptoms. The symptoms typically will begin with a highly infectious but painless sore on the genital or mouth area. 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.
Syphilis symptoms are difficult to spot, which makes testing really important.
At our clinic, the test for syphilis is a blood test. Your results come back in 24 working hours.