Syphilis in Men – Confidential Diagnosis and Treatment in NYC
If you concerned that you might have a sexually transmitted disease, you need a highly trained and experienced urologist. Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a specialist in Men’s Health. He offers comprehensive testing, treatment, and prevention of STDs diseases in men in New York City. All care provided is consistent with the national guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We treat everyone with the same respectful and confidential approach. We are sensitive to the various and diverse needs of our patients.
What is Syphilis?
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by Treponema pallidum. It can be transmitted between heterosexual as well as homosexual partners. It is one of the most potentially dangerous sexually transmitted diseases because if it is not treated it may cause symptoms and infection in virtually any part of the body (secondary and tertiary syphilis).
Symptoms of Syphilis in Men
The most common symptom of syphilis in men is a painless ulcer called, ‘chancre”. It often heals on its own after a few weeks. Unless appropriately treated, the man will still have an infection after the ulcer heals.
Testing for Syphilis in Men.
A blood test called “RPR” is used to detect syphilis infection in men.
Treatment of Syphilis infection in Men.
Early detection and treatment of syphilis with antibiotics can prevent complications of secondary and tertiary syphilis which can include neuro-psychiatric complications, heart problems and many other symptoms.
What Else Do You Need to Know?
Men and women who are at risk for syphilis or who have been diagnosed with syphilis are also at risk for other sexually transmitted diseases. It is important to have comprehensive STD testing.
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