Prevents Transmission Of Syphilis From Mother To Fetus?

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I suffer from syphilis, what should I do so that the baby in my womb will not be affected by the negative effects, and how long does syphilis in my vagina dry?

1 Answer:

Hello Joyanurf, Thank you for the question.


Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. Symptoms of syphilis can be divided into primary syphilis, secondary syphilis, latent syphilis and tertiary syphilis. The presence of sores in the genital area, at the place where bacteria enter, which is not painful is a symptom of primary syphilis. In secondary syphilis, the sufferer will experience a skin rash, in latent syphilis, bacteria continue to multiply but do not cause symptoms in the patient's body, and in tertiary syphilis, the patient will experience damage to other body organs.


Pregnant women who have syphilis can transmit this infection to their babies and can cause congenital syphilis (congenital syphilis) in infants, developmental disorders, premature births, stillbirths, or infant deaths in the womb.


What you can do is to undergo the treatment recommended by a doctor. Antibiotics given by doctors can prevent the transmission of infections in infants and if the baby is already infected, these antibiotics can also treat infections in your baby. After undergoing treatment, your obstetrician will recommend a repeat blood test at weeks 28-32 and after delivery and will recommend regular ultrasound examinations to monitor your baby's development. Another thing that is not less important is to encourage your partner to get checked out and undergo treatment to prevent repeated infections in you. Sores in your genital area will slowly improve in 3-6 weeks. Please consult further with your obstetrician regarding the treatment and control schedule that you must live.


Hopefully this information helps you.

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