What happens when syphilis is left untreated?
Without treatment, the syphilis infection will stay in your body. It can be latent for years, which means you won’t see any signs or symptoms.
Eventually, it can lead to severe and life-threatening health problems. Untreated syphilis can cause:
loss of coordination
Syphilis can still be treated at this stage. But it may not be possible to reverse any damage that’s been done.
Last updated at: 11 January 2023