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Can u get infected w/ trichomoniasis w/o having sex and what are the symptoms of trichomoniasis?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Sexually transmitted: Trichomonas is sexually transmitted; that's the only way to catch it. However, trich can remain dormant in women for several years, so it's common for it to be diagnosed in women who are at no apparent risk for STDs. The main symptoms are increased vaginal discharge, usually colored (yellow, brownish, etc) and often with strong, fishy odor. Other STDs are common in women with trich; get tested.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Trichomoniasis : may be silent in 70% of infected people. Symptoms may occur within 5 to 28 days or much longer out. Symptoms may be intermittent. Men may experience penile discharge, burning w urination & /or ejaculation as well as itching internal to the penis. Woman may have green/yellow/white or clear discharge & redness, itching, burning of tissues. Pain may occur w urination or w sex. Untreated infections

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