Symptoms of chancroid
With chancroid, the first sign of infection is one or more sores or raised bumps on the genital area. The sores are surrounded by a pus-filled border, which eventually breaks, leaving a soft, painful open sore.
Symptoms of chancroid in men
In men, the sores caused by chancroid may appear on:
- Head of the penis
Symptoms of chancroid in women:
In women, the sores caused by chancroid may appear on:
- Perineal area
- Inner thighs
Women may also experience pain during sex or urination. Some people, both men and women, may develop swollen lymph nodes which are located between the leg and the lower abdomen.
How long does it take for symptoms of chancroid to appear?
Once a person has been infected with chancroid, symptoms usually appear 4 to 10 days later with the development of sores.
What happens if chancroid is left untreated?
If chancroid is not treated it can cause damage to skin and genitals. As soon as you notice any sores, you should seek advice and get tested.
Can I be cured of chancroid?
Chancroid can be easily treated with antibiotics.