Best Syphilis Test
When it comes to testing for syphilis, myLAB Box™ uses a small blood sample to scan for antibodies in your blood that are produced as a result of the bacteria’s presence within your body. Luckily, since syphilis is bacterial — doctors can prescribe a course of antibiotics that can take care of your infection. The best course of action to recognizing syphilis is being aware of its four stages and the symptoms that come from each one. Luckily, most of them are blatant and easy to recognize. If you see any pattern in your symptoms with those of syphilis carriers, get yourself tested and take the proper steps to remain healthy.
We recommend that you wait at least three to six weeks after exposure to test whether or not you have syphilis. Since testing relies on antibodies for positive results, it’s important that you allow those antibodies to develop before you head to the lab, or send in results to myLAB Box™. Once you have gone through syphilis treatment, make sure that you get yourself re-tested approximately three months after treatment to make sure that your body has effectively fought off the infection. As an infection, syphilis does extreme damage to your body and your body’s nervous system. It can lead to birth complications and will eventually result in extreme levels of dementia, and eventually – death. Even though the infection is treatable, the toll that it takes on your body is irreversible. Should you test positive for the infection, consult with our doctors at myLAB Box™ and make sure that you take any steps you need in order to rid your body syphilis. It is a very unforgiving infection.
That being said, stay alert of these symptoms and stay on top of your option. Below is an outline of the four stages that syphilis goes through as it attacks your body:
Syphilis is called an ‘early’ case if a patient has been infected for a year or less, such as during the primary or secondary stages of syphilis. People who have ‘early’ syphilis can more easily spread the infection to their sex partners.
During this stage, you may notice single or multiple sores in your mouth or around your body, depending on where syphilis entered your body. These sores are usually firm and painless and can even go unrecognized by the carrier. They usually last anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks and will heal naturally. However, just because the sore goes away, does not mean the infection is over.
If syphilis enters the secondary stage, you may see the appearance of skin rashes and sores in your mouth and around your genitals. These rashes will appear when your primary sore heals and will look red or brown depending on its location. It usually won’t itch and can appear on the palms of your hands or the bottom of your feet. Other symptoms of the second stage include fever, swollen glands, sore throat, patchy hair, headaches, and weight loss. Eventually, the symptoms will fade, but once again — that does not mean the infection is healed. At this point, the infection transitions into its most dangerous phases.
Late and Latent Stage
The latent stage of syphilis begins when all of the symptoms you had earlier disappear. If you do not receive treatment, you can have syphilis in your body for years without any signs or symptoms. Most people with untreated syphilis do not develop late stage syphilis. However, when it does happen it is very serious and would occur 10–30 years after your infection began. Symptoms of the late stage syphilis include difficulty coordinating your muscle movements, paralysis (not able to move certain parts of your body), numbness, blindness, and dementia (mental disorder). In the late stages of syphilis, the disease damages your internal organs and can result in death.
Don’t wait. Get tested in the privacy or your home today.