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How can I find out if I have syphilis?

A doctor can tell if you have syphilis. The most common ways include:
Taking a sample of your blood and sending it to a lab for testing. Looking at the fluid from a syphilis sore under a special type of microscope. This can only be done during primary and secondary stages, when a sore is present.

This answer is based on source information from National Women's Health Information Center.

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