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Can trichamonas be tested for in urine

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: Trichomonas is primarily an infection of the genital tract. It can be detected in urine, but transmitted only by sex, not by contact with urine. If yo ... Read More

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Duplicate question: See my previous reply: probably not. Neither does HPV, which you mention as a topic tag. HPV also is transmitted only by sex.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
No: If there are trichomonas, you have trichomoniasis. You need to be treated. It is not normally an organism that lives on the human body.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Using a wet prep: (with a microscope) ; finding motile trichomonads is diagnostic for having the trichomonas vaginalis parasite ( a protozoan). If you have trichomonia ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Trich source STD: Usually Trichomonas is obtained from a human sexual contact and then propagated within the next contact. In males it resides in th prostate gland asym ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: This duplicates your other question. No risk, no worry. Same for all STDs -- little or no risk from urine.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
NAAT yes, others no: There are 3 kinds of trichomonas testing, but the only one that detects all infections (and really the only one that should be used) is the nucleic ac ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Possible but unlikely. Trichimonas is typically spread by direct sexual contact. However, if the urine you touched has a high count of trichamonas an ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Wynne iii
37 years experience Anesthesiology
?: Inappropriate question. It should probably be rephrased in terms that other physicians can actually understand.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably no risk: Almost no chance at all. You're at little or no risk for trichomonas or any other STD without intercourse.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unlikely : Urine is sterile unless the person has an infection, so even if some got inside vagina it would be extremely unlikely to cause a problem. Trichomonas ... Read More

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