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When to Seek Medical Care for Syphilis
Contact your doctor to examine any strange sores on your penis or vagina. You should also speak to your doctor about any abnormal rashes that fail to go away within 1-2 days.
You should also call your doctor if you develop a new rash, sore throat, joint swelling, fever, or any new symptoms during or after the time you are being treated for syphilis.
Although syphilis may be treated in your doctor's office, you should seek emergency care if you have any vision changes, pain with viewing bright lights, a stiff neck, high fevers, or sudden weakness in any part of the body. Syphilis can cause strokes.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/14/2015
Scott E Rudkin, MD, MBA, RDMS
Barbara J Blasko, MD
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
James Ungar, MD
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