Primary syphilis chancre after 7 months. Is it possible?

  • anon66

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    Jan 04, 2015 12:19 PM GMT
    long story short, I got unprotected head from a guy back in May and fast forward to December, I notice this little open cut thing on the underside of my dick. Worried it was a chancre but it doesn't fit the criteria for a syphillis chancre. First of all, it stings like hell whenever it is touched or brushes against my briefs, doesn't ooze any fluid, is flat, and about 3 days after I discovered it, the open cut has closed and now just looks like a cut that's healing by scabbing over.

    Is it even possible for a chancre to appear 7 months after my encounter? Haven't been sexually active since then. I read that chancres and primary syphillis usually happens 21 days after the encounter.
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    Jan 04, 2015 8:06 PM GMT
    More likely hsv. Normally has blisters but not necessarily. Go see a doctor.
  • anon66

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    Jan 04, 2015 9:34 PM GMT
    Whatever the open cut/sore was has already cleared up and literally just looks like a cut that's healed. (Slight scabbing and shiny new skin). I really just think it was a bit of skin that chaffed due to rigorous jackin', but I might go see the doctor anyway just for peace of mind. It doesn't sting anymore, only slightly when I shower and the skin gets wet.

    Thanks for the reply guys.
  • anon66

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    Jan 04, 2015 9:36 PM GMT
    There was only 1 cut/sore/whatever it was btw which was why I was concerned it might of been a syphillis chancre. 7 months after my encounter is way too late for it to be primary syphillis though right? If it was syphillis I would've been done with the primary and secondary stage by 7 months... Lol
  • musclmed

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    Jan 06, 2015 3:48 AM GMT
    anon66 saidThere was only 1 cut/sore/whatever it was btw which was why I was concerned it might of been a syphillis chancre. 7 months after my encounter is way too late for it to be primary syphillis though right? If it was syphillis I would've been done with the primary and secondary stage by 7 months... Lol


    The presence or absence of pain is not a way to rule out anything. Depending on the information source, primary syphilis can be painful 1/3 of the time.

    It needs to be examined swabbed or biopsied if its not healing. Other serious conditions need to be ruled out.

    Speculating isn't going to help this.
  • anon66

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    Jan 06, 2015 8:20 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]musclmed said[/cite]
    anon66 saidThere was only 1 cut/sore/whatever it was btw which was why I was concerned it might of been a syphillis chancre. 7 months after my encounter is way too late for it to be primary syphillis though right? If it was syphillis I would've been done with the primary and secondary stage by 7 months... Lol


    The presence or absence of pain is not a way to rule out anything. Depending on the information source, primary syphilis can be painful 1/3 of the time.

    It needs to be examined swabbed or biopsied if its not healing. Other serious conditions need to be ruled out.

    Speculating isn't going to help this.[/quote
    I know, but is it even possible to get primary syphilis 7 months after an encounter if no sexual contact happened within those 7 months? All sources I've read said it takes maximum of 3 months for a chancre to appear.
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    Jan 07, 2015 4:04 PM GMT
    You should see a doctor. I had something similar after I got a head from a guy. Syphilis test came out negative. They gave me some antiseptic cream, and asked me to keep it clean using warm water. Everything was fine after 2-3 weeks.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Feb 16, 2015 4:00 AM GMT
    No. The classic syphilis chancre is where the bacteria enters your body. It forms no later than 90 days after infection, and longer than one month is rare. The bacteria wouldn't just hang around on your dick for seven months waiting to get in. It would perish.