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for how long can a women be infected with trichomonas before symptoms appear.?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: It could be days or weeks. Some women have a chronic infection with trichomonas and do not know it.
Answered on Jun 12, 2015
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Dr. Stephen Sudler
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
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Basically yes.: it also is a FREE LIVING organism. So, swamp water, toilet seats, other non-std origins of infection possible but not as common as from intercourse
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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Trichomonas: Trivomonas can lie dormant in men and women for many days. Hoever, can become symptomstic between1-4 weeks.

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