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Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Protozoa : Protozoa associated with sexually transmitted disease.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Val Koganski
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Close contact: Usually sexual contact.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarissa Phelps
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not certain: But sometimes this is because a sexual partner hasn't been treated. Even if you are treated, you can get reinfected if a partner does not get the tre ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Trichomonas is a sexually transmitted vaginal infection. A person can only get it through sexual or genital to genital contact.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: It is normal to have bacteria living in your vagina that do not cause any symptoms or problems. Bacterial vaginosis develops when the bacterial compo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervicitis: Other bacteria such as streptococcus, and allergic reactions or chemical irritants are other possibilities.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably not: Neither PID nor any other health problem has ever been documented in the sex partners of men with NGU not due to chlamydia or M. genitalium. Does your ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Vaginosis: A fishy vaginal odor is most often attributed to bacterial vaginosis. This is a condition treated with Rx medications, which can also be present with ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Usually none: Vaginal discharge, odor, itching or pain are rare. Usually it's asymptomatic. Easy to treat, but both partners need to be treated at same time to prev ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Cervicitis is simply an inflammation of the cervix. It could be inflammed for many different reasons. Std's are some causes. There are more benign ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Trichomonas is a STD: Causes vaginitis and urethritis, does not cause diabetes.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: It is a test to check for changes in cervical tissue. There are other tests for stds.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Shulman
44 years experience in Urology
Doxycycline : Doxycycline preferred.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No, not normally.: Usually there is no significant odor with yeast. Recommend medical eval.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Knittel
7 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Bacterial vaginosis usually causes a thin, grey-white discharge and a characteristic bad smell, which could be described as "musty" or "fishy." unlike ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : A dna vaginitis probe tests for bacterial vaginosis, yeast and trichomoniasis very accurately.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
NGNCU: Mycoplasma genitalium can cause inflammation of the urethra (urethritis) not resulting from gonococcus or chlamydia. This is known as nongonococcal no ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal cultures: Please see your gyn.
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
While infected: Within a few hours of innoculation, the trichomonads start to replicate and can be found on microscope evaluation. Hope this answers question--if not, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
Neither: Contact vulvitis infers an allergic reaction to something involving the vulva. Usually treated with topical steroids.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Microscope exam: Your doctor will take a sample of vaginal fluid with a swab and look at it under the microscope. The trichomonas organisms are visible under magnific ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Maybe miscarriages: Ureaplasma & mycoplasma hominis have been implicated in single miscarriages or recurrent pregnancy losses. The studies are not high quality, but it's ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience in Pediatrics
Bacteria: Ureaplasma urealyticum is a bacterium belonging to the family Mycoplasmataceae. Its type strain is T960. U. urealyticum is part of the normal genital ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : Unfortunately there is no way to know how long it has been there.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Vaginal yeast or bacterial vaginosis are not transmitted orally. In fact, they are not transmitted at all from person to person as they are not sexual ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: 2 different organisms-not related.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
STD: This may not be all inclusive. Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Trichomoniasis can cause discharge.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bacterial vaginosis: GV is one organism associated with BV, and is not considered an STD. It is a common vaginal infection that tends to be recurrent, though is treatable ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Check with your doctor to see what it is sensitive to, and do not have unprotected sex in the future.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in 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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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Trichomonas is a parasite, and requires anti-parasitic drugs (metronidazole, tinidazole), not drugs that are active only against bacteria.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Eason
32 years experience in Infectious Disease
Chlamydia vs. BV: I would have to say this would be highly unlikely, providing that the doctor sent urine and/or vaginal swabs for lab analysis. If no testing was done ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Get rechecked: Green vaginal discharge is always related to infection. Get bacterial cultures and a repeat GYN exam or a second opinion.
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Good : Good news! yeast infections are not treated with Metronidazole gel - trichomonas is, so you were already treated for trichomonas. There is a chance ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sudeepthi Prasad
12 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The treatment for trichomoniasis is either Metronidazole or tinidazole, so both of you should get the same medication.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: For most people three days after being treated with a single dose of Flagyl (2 grams PO once) they would be cured. If you allow 5 days then the there ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Metronidazole: The best treatment for trichomonas vaginalis is an antibiotic called Metronidazole (flagyl). If a doctor has determined that a patient has trichomonas ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Waiting time?: Was your anticipated partner with whom you acquired the infection treated as well? Was the Flagyl dose 2000 mgs for a stat dose? Why not visit your g ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Having sex is a risk factor for getting trichomonas. It is not dangerous to your health. But it should be treated.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Condoms: But the best way is to make sure your partner does not have it, it is not normal to get trich from having sex or if you keep getting it form your part ... Read More
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