It is important to get syphilis testing at our Los Angeles facility as soon as possible. Syphilis is a really common STD that can cause sores on your genitals and even sometimes on your mouth and lips. Fortunately, as long as you get treatment early, this STD is easily curable. Read on to learn 5 things to know about syphilis.
How do you get Syphilis?
This STD is spread by sexual skin-to-skin contact with someone who already has syphilis. This means that it can’t be spread by casual contact such as sharing foods, holding hands or from sneezing and coughing. Syphilis is most commonly spread through vaginal and anal sex. Even if there is no ejaculation, syphilis will spread if your vagina, scrotum, penis, anus, vulva, or mouth touches someone’s sores.
How do I prevent Syphilis?
Sometimes, people do not even realize they have syphilis because they don’t notice symptoms. The best way to prevent the spread of syphilis is by getting syphilis testing in our Los Angeles office and by always using condoms during sexual intercourse.
Do I have syphilis?
Depending on how long you have had the STD, symptoms will vary depending on which stage you are in. Sometimes, symptoms will subside but that does not mean you no longer have the infection. Early to mid-stage symptoms can include:
- Painless sores
- Not itchy rashes
- Mild flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, fever, sore throat
Late stage syphilis is dangerous and can cause serious health issues such as paralysis, tumors or blindness. It can even damage the nervous system, the brain, or another organ. Don’t wait too long to get tested and get syphilis testing in Los Angeles now.
What is Syphilis testing like?
Syphilis testing in our Los Angeles facility is simple and fast. If you have no symptoms or are just being cautious, a simple blood test will be taken. Our doctor may also do a swab test on any open sores.
How is Syphilis treated?
If syphilis testing at our Los Angeles office results in a positive test for the STD, don’t panic. If it is in its early stages, the STD will be easily cured with antibiotics.
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