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Can it be syphilis?

Hello! 25th of januari I performed a hand job on a guy and thereafter on myself with the same hand. I did not see any sores on him. He did not touch me and our genitals never touched.

Exactly 7 days later I got a small "pimple" on my penis shaft. I thought it might be an inflamed hair sack, but then I started to read about syphilis chancres and got worried. The "pimple" popped, a scab formed and now it's gone.

Exactly 24 days post meeting the guy I noticed 2 small red bumps underneath my foot. No other rash. No other symtoms.

My questions are:

1. Do you know if there are any documented cases of syphilis transmission by hand-to genital contact? That is, no genital-to-genital contact at all.

2. Can this be a somewhat atypical syphilis presentation (primary chancre and secondary rash)?

I am now waiting for 6 weeks to pass so I can get tested. I am really anxious and feel guilty.

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3149845 tn?1506627771
1. no
2. no
3. Try to put this behind you and due to your anxiety issues, maybe be to use the gloves that everyone is wearing these days with future activity.
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207091 tn?1337709493
A chancre wouldn't appear for at least 10 days, the average is 3 weeks.

The rash that appears during the secondary stage doesn't appear for at least 2 weeks after that, can take up to 8. It wouldn't be just on one foot.

STDs are never transmitted by hands.

Here are some posts from our experts (when we had them) that may help -





https://www.medhelp.org/posts/HIV---Prevention/Vaginal-fluid-on-hand-touched-inside-of-condom-and-head-of-penis/show/1119533 - read this thread thoroughly. There is an excellent explanation about why certain activities are not risks, and why others are.

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Thank you so much Life360_Dave and auntiejessi for responding so quickly! I will try not to let my anxiety take over, and if it does I will think of your replies. After 6 weeks I plan on taking a blood test and I will let you know about the results.

Thanks and all the best!
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By all means take a test for your own piece of mind but you really do not need to to. I know in the UK where I live its free but there was never a risk for any STI (including herpes). Just stick with your normal testing regime as testing for this event would show negative on EVERYTHING :)
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