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what are the symptoms associated with trichomonas vaginitis?

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Vaginal discharge: The most common symptoms are odor and vaginal discharge.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Trichomoniasis: S an std caused by the trichomonas vaginalis parasite. Approximately 70% of people w trichomoniaisis infection are asymptomatic. Men can experience penile discharge, burning after urination, discomfort after ejaculation ; itching/ sensitivity of urethra. A trichomoniasis vaginalis parasitic infection can lead to frothing, greenish-yellow, malodorous vaginal discharge. Women may have pain w.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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urination, redness, burning & itching of genitalia.
Feb 14, 2014

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Why is trichomoniasis more prevalent in women?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
More symptomatic: It is probably not more prevalent, just more symptomatic and easier to notice.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can I get trichomoniasis by oral sex?

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Yes: Unprotected oral sex could result in this or a number of other std's. Once one has an oral infection, it can be transmitted by kissing. Oral trichomoniasis may be associated with poor oral hygiene.
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Can trichomoniasis affect kids?

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A 31-year-old female asked:

Is a pap smear accurate in showing trichamonas vaginalis. I tested positive for this but my partner hasn't.?

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Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Often: A pap which shows trichomonas is usually accurate. A more helpful test is a smear done at the time of exam (a wet smear or hanging drop) which misses fewer infected women a partner's test is less accurate if you continue positive after treatment, he may also require treatment.
Jamaica, NY
A 31-year-old female asked:

Does a pap smear accurately show trichamonas vaginalis.. My doctor said I have it but my partner does not. How is this possible?

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Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
It often is accurate: If a pap smear shows trichomonas it is often correct, but an office exam with a microscopic wet smear may be helpful for the diagnosis. Trichomonas is a free-living one-celled organism that can live anywhere there is moisture; it can be transmitted through casual contact with bodies of water or any moist object. It is therefore possible that you may have it and your partner does not.

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