Symptoms of Chancroid


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General information about symptoms of Chancroid: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Chancroid. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Chancroid. Furthermore, symptoms of Chancroid may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Chancroid.

List of symptoms of Chancroid: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Chancroid includes:

Symptoms of Chancroid: The infection begins with the appearance of painful open sores on the genitals, sometimes accompanied by swollen, tender lymph nodes in the groin. These symptoms occur within a week after exposure. Symptoms in women are often less noticeable and may be limited to painful urination or defecation, painful intercourse, rectal bleeding, or vaginal discharge. Chancroid lesions may be difficult to distinguish from ulcers caused by genital herpes or syphilis. A physician must therefore diagnose the infection by excluding other diseases with similar symptoms. People with chancroid can be treated effectively with one of several antibiotics. Chancroid is one of the genital ulcer diseases that may be associated with an increased risk of transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS.1

More symptoms of Chancroid: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Chancroid, underlying causes of Chancroid, associated conditions for Chancroid, risk factors for Chancroid, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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