Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is known as “the great imitator” because signs and symptoms are similar to other health symptoms.
It takes on average 21 days for the initial symptoms of Syphilis to first appear. The amount of time can vary and range from 10 to 90 days.
Syphilis symptoms consist of 3 stages: Primary Stage, Secondary Stage, Late and Latent Stages.
A lone single sore will mark the first stage of the signs and symptoms of syphilis but may include more than one. This sore is the location that the syphilis itself entered the body. The pain is normally painless and can go unnoticed or disregarded. This can last from 3 to 6 weeks and will real no matter if the person has been treated for syphilis or not. If treatment is not initiated then syphilis will proceed to the secondary stage.