Syphilis’ Common symptoms in Men
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by some bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. According to the centers of disease control and prevention, men are the most common victims of such disease and this goes special for homosexual men.
The small and painless sore appears on the sexual organs inside the rectum or the mouth is the first common symptom of syphilis. A chancre is the name of the small sore which is unnoticeable by people.
To diagnose this infection is a little challenging due to the symptoms of syphilis in women as well as men do not show up for so many years. However, to discover the infection as soon as possible is very essential because it can lead to damage to the heart and brain.
Common symptoms of syphilis in men
Syphilis in men, as well as women, are the same and we will see here –
Primary syphilis’ symptoms
Early syphilis’ symptoms involve some painless and small ulcer or sore on the penis or around the anus. This sore can appear on the mouth or lips, the fingers and the buttocks. People generally have such sore whereas in some cases, people have different sores. Swollen glands in the armpits, neck, and groin are some common symptoms of primary syphilis.
Secondary stage syphilis’ symptoms
This stage lasts for one or two months time period with symptoms such as rosy penny rashes on the feet soles or the palms of the hand. Rashes with different looks might also happen in other body parts.
Moist warts in the groin, swollen lymph glands, white patches within the mouth, weight loss, and fever are some of the common symptoms of this stage.
Symptoms of latent stage syphilis
The symptoms of syphilis during the later stage involves joint pains, tiredness, patchy hair loss, loss of memory, bone destruction, headaches, deafness, mental disorder, soft tissue, neurological issues such as stroke or meningitis, heart disease and infection of the brain and spinal cord.