About Syphilis Symptoms
What is Syphilis?
Syphilis is a bacterial infection and a sexually transmitted disease with relatively minimal symptoms. It is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum and is typically contracted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. It can create a syphilitic sore, or chancre, which can form on and around the vagina or penis, around the anus, inside the vagina or rectum, or around the mouth. Syphilis is spread mostly through the Syphilitic sore, which is one of the most common symptoms.
Syphilis symptoms might be subtle and go overlooked. Regular testing ensures that you are aware of your sexual health status, that the bacteria does not spread, and that you prevent unpleasant complications such as Syphilis.