Symptoms

       

Ulcers-

  • Ranges in size from 1/8 inch to 2 inches across
  • Is painful
  • Is soft
  • Has sharply defined borders
  • Has a base that is covered with a grey or yellowish-grey material
  • Has a base that bleeds easily if it is banged or scraped

About half of infected men have only a single ulcer. Women often have four or more ulcers. The ulcers appear in specific locations.

Common locations in men are:

  • Foreskin
  • Groove behind the head of the penis
  • Shaft of the penis
  • Head of the penis
  • Opening of the penis
  • Scrotum
  • The most common symptoms in women are pain with urination and intercourse.

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