WARNING: The Embarrassing Bodies website contains images of an explicit medical nature and nudity in a medical context.

Search Results

  • Conditions
  • Comments
  • Secondary Syphilis sores


    A potentially fatal bacterial infection that is typically passed through sexual contact. In its first stage syphilis is characterised by small sores called chancres (pronounced shankers) that appear wherever the infection was transmitted, typically on… Read more →

    Hey Few months ago a White head spot appeared on the shaft of my penis. It was quite large, pusfilled and painful (I get big White heads on my arms and legs from sweating at work). I popped it and it was gone the next day. Is this normal? I've been worried is was a syphilis chancre but it wasn't painless and i hadn't had any sexual for about 7 months

    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed

    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.

    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

Can't find the condition you were searching for? Suggest a condition for us to add to the site

Important Notice

The information provided on this website (including any NHS Choices medical information) is for use as information or for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other qualified healthcare professional. We do not warrant that any information included within this site will meet your health or medical requirements. This Embarrassing Bodies site does not provide any medical or diagnostic services so you should always check with a health professional if you have any concerns about your health.

If you want to embed our videos in your site, read our embedding T&Cs here