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what are symptoms of trichomonas and what is treatment?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Discharge and odor: Metronidazole pills is the txment for you and your partner as it is an std.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is trichomoniasis prevalent in the us?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Although the prevalence of Trichomonas is estimated at 8 million cases/year, that is probably an underestimate. The reasons are that it is not reported nationally, many people have no symptoms & the tests used to diagnose it have low sensitivity.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I am always safe, should I still get tested for trichomoniasis?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Symptoms?: If you do not have symptoms, it is not worth routine testing.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can trichomoniasis spread orally?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Probably not: It is generally considered to be confined to genital tract transmission.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is trichomoniasis curable?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Yes: Trichomonas is susceptible to metronidazole, a safe form of treatment.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is trichomoniasis fatal?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
No: Trichomonas is only an annoying superficial amoebic infection. A few rare cases of systemic infection have been reported.

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