What Does Syphilis Look Like On A Man?

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Alternative Names

Primary syphilis; Secondary syphilis; Late syphilis; Tertiary syphilis


Primary syphilis symptoms include:

  • Chancre -- a small, painless open sore or ulcer on the genitals, mouth, skin, or rectum that heals by itself in 3 - 6 weeks
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the area containing the chancre

The bacteria continue to multiply in the body, but there are few symptoms until the second stage.

Secondary syphilis symptoms include:

  • A skin rash (the most common symptom), which often involves...
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