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The Std Caused By A Spirochete That Usually First Manifests On The Skin As Bloodless Chancres Is

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Chancre, I think.

My husband has an open area on his penis, close to the base that is not painful and he won't go to the doctor. Is it an STD or can other conditions cause this?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately I cannot diagnose your husband's problem over the Internet. A painless ulcer on the penis can indeed be suggestive of syphilis. Perhaps you could print out some information about syphilis and give it to him. (See below.)... Read more »

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