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When can I start having sex with a new girl after being treated for trichomoniasis?

When can I start having sex with a new girl after being treated for trichomoniasis?

After Antibiotics: A vaginal trichomonas infection may have no symptoms or a vaginal discharge that is often copious, foul smelling, irritating or itchy, sometimes described as green in color, and sometime frothy of foamy. After completing antibiotic treatment it should be safe to resume sex. Safe sex practices should always be used. ...Read more

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Trichomonas (Definition)

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Yellowish greenis discharge after being treated for chlamydia and trichomoniasis. I feel odd inside but no burning or itching. Yeast infection?

Yellowish greenis discharge after being treated for chlamydia and trichomoniasis. I feel odd inside but no burning or itching. Yeast infection?

Yeast infec unlikely: Yeast infection is not uncommon after antibiotic treatment, but usually is associated with itching and a white cheesey discharge. Yellow green sounds more like persistent infection with trich or other bacterial vaginitis. I recommend that you be reexamined and retested, to include GC and BV as well. ...Read more

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I was treated for trichomoniasis and now im bleeding is there something wrong?

I was treated for trichomoniasis and now im bleeding is there something wrong?

Inflammation: Trichomonads can cause inflammation of the cervix causing bloody discharge. If the bleeding is period heavy, further evaluation by your gynecologist may be warranted. Remember that your partner needs to be treated! ...Read more

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What is your discharge supposed to look like after getting treated for trichomoniasis?

Don't know your: Gender. For male would want discharge to stop. For female would anticipate that discharge will go back to baseline vaginal secretions - leukorrhea. ...Read more

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I know that it can be quickly and easily treated but is it possible for trichomoniasis to lay dormant in the body for many years?

I know that it can be quickly and easily treated but is it possible for trichomoniasis to lay dormant in the body for many years?

Trich is a vaginal: Disease, rarely it could get up in the uterus, but trich almost always causes symptoms of vaginal malodorous and unpleasant discharge and it is transmitted from a partner. ...Read more

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Can you be treated for trichomoniasis and still be infected though symptoms go away. But return later without sex with an infected person.

Possible. Need exam: It's possible the treatment was incomplete. It's also possible you developed bacterial vaginosis (an imbalance of normal bacteria or flora) this can result in discharge and symptoms like trichomonis. You need another exam by your clinician. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis be treated w/o a dr. Office visit?

Can trichomoniasis be treated w/o a dr. Office visit?

Yes: Trichomoniasis can be treated without a doctor's office visit, but it usually requires an office visit to make the diagnosis. Trichomoniasis is diagnosed by seeing the parasite under a microscope. If you know for sure that you have had sexual contact with someone who had trichomoniasis and you have symptoms, some doctors would treat you without a visit. Try a doctor on HealthTap. ...Read more

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My now ex bf was treated for trichomoniasis, I just needed to know if using a zpack would take care of it?

My now ex bf was treated for trichomoniasis, I just needed to know if using a zpack would take care of it?

No: Zpack is not a recommended treatment for Trichomonasis.
While it is the most common STD in the US. You should get a culture yourself to see if you are infected. ...Read more

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I have trichomoniasis, I am being treated but will washing my clothes be enough to not get reinfected?

Yes: Trichomonas is transmitted from one warm place to another sexually and the protozoan organism doesn't survive well on clothing unless moist. Re-infection is more likely when you have intercourse again with an untreated partner. ...Read more

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I have been treated for trichomoniasis, my partner and I have not had sex at all since. He will be treated Monday, can I be re infected without sex?

I have been treated for trichomoniasis, my partner and I have not had sex at all since. He will be treated Monday, can I be re infected without sex?

Only by sex: Trichomonas is an STD and is transmitted only by sex. You cannot be reinfected unless and until you have sex with an infected partner. However, the standard treatment for trichomonas, a single dose of metronidazole, fails to cure about 10% of infections. Therefore, apparently new infections sometimes are actually previous infections that weren't cured and need more prolonged metronidazole Rx. ...Read more

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I got treated for chlamydia and trichomoniasis and BV and I stayed to bleed again?

I got treated for chlamydia and trichomoniasis and BV and I stayed to bleed again?

Test of Cure: You had 3 separate infections, 2 of which were likely sexually transmitted, but the BV is not. Any one of these infections may not clear on the first treatment, and you should be re-evaluated for "test of cure" to see if you need additional treatment, especially if you had another exposure during or after treatment. Or, perhaps the bleeding is your menstruation? ...Read more

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My vagina itches a little bit inside but it comes and goes I had trichomoniasis last year but was treated for it. What could it be? Is it stress?

My vagina itches a little bit inside but it comes and goes I had trichomoniasis last year but was treated for it. What could it be? Is it stress?

Recheck, re-treat: Trichomoniasis, a protozoan infection, is transmitted sexually. It can recur if both partners are not treated simultaneously.
Stress is more likely the result of your discomfort, but not the cause.
Visit your local Planned Parenthood center for evaluation, treatment and discussion of follow through with your partner. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex with a condom if I'm being treated for trichomoniasis?

Is it safe to have sex with a condom if I'm being treated for trichomoniasis?

Yes: If you are comfortable doing this it should not be an issue for your partner as long as the condom remains intact. By the way, if you have not had unprotected sex you are going to have to explain how you got trichomonas, and if you had unprotected sex you should be carefully tested for all STDs. ...Read more

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I was treated for chlamydia & trichomoniasis I was done taking the meds on Wed but when I get ready to urinate I notice a cloudy discharge, what is it?

I was treated for chlamydia & trichomoniasis I was done taking the meds on Wed but when I get ready to urinate I notice a cloudy discharge, what is it?

Residual discharge: It way take some time after treatment for your discharge to go back to normal (as in a few days). You still need to go in and get checked to make sure the medicine worked. ...Read more

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Treated for trichomoniasis health dept says I'm clear of any STD but I have discharge when I urinate wht is it or who do I go to for futher evaluation?

Treated for trichomoniasis health dept says I'm clear of any STD but I have discharge when I urinate wht is it or who do I go to for futher evaluation?

Persistent NGU?: Presumably evaluated for other STDs, right? Chlamydia and gonorrhea ruled out? Diagnosed with nongonoccal urethritis (NGU)? Men usually are treated for trich only if symptoms persist after previous NGU treatment. But trich rarely causes symptoms in men, no surprise Rx didn't help. Scant clear discharge with urination may not be abnormal, but return to clinic if continues or you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Is a bloody discharge normal after being treated for trichomonas 24 hours ago?

MAybe: Trichomoniasis is a vaginal infection so some bleeding from the inflammation is not surprising. Hopefully you were also tested for other infections and had a pelvic exam to make sure everything else was ok. ...Read more

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I've been treated twice for trich and haven't been sexually active. But my symptoms will not go away. How can I get some relief from Trichomonas?

Confirm a diagnosis: If your diagnosis of "trich" was made twice and you and partner (s) were treated with metronidazole for one or for 7-10 days, your "symptoms" may be due to something other than trich. You may need a reevaluation to confirm your diagnosis and/or exclude other diagnoses. Resistance of trich to metronidazole, though very rare, should also be considered as well as other treatment options by your gyn. ...Read more

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I was recently treated for trichomonas but for the past week my entire body itches severely. No rash, bites, etc. Related? Off meds for about two weeks

I was recently treated for trichomonas but for the past week my entire body itches severely. No rash, bites, etc. Related? Off meds for about two weeks

Post infectious itch: Could simply be a side effect of the treatment, a side effect of your body's immune system getting rid of the trichomonas infection or a completely unrelated condition. Best bet would be to contact the doctor that treated you for the trichomonas and discuss the possible side effects and your current symptoms. ...Read more

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Does trichomonas feel like a bad yeast infection? I've currently been treated for trichomonas 2 days ago & my symptoms are terrible.

Does trichomonas feel like a bad yeast infection? I've currently been treated for trichomonas 2 days ago & my symptoms are terrible.

Below: The symptoms are similar from both types of vaginal infections.
However, if you cont to have symptoms, you should contact your DR as they have the lab results from your last exam. ...Read more

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Is trichomoniasis very common?

Yes: There are more than 7 million new cases in the US every year. ...Read more

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How does trichomoniasis spread?

Sexual contact: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease that is transmiited via body fluids. It is treated with antibiotics. All sexual partners should be treated. The use of condoms will minimize your risks of contracting the disease. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis affect kids?

Can trichomoniasis affect kids?

Trichomoniasis: Trichomoniasis in a mother can impact the newborn due to an ^ in preterm deliveries and low birth weight. It could impact a child who is sexually active at a young age or a child that is
the victim of sexual abuse. ...Read more

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Why is trichomoniasis so common?

Trichomoniasis: 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. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis spread orally?

Doubtful: The normal
routes of transmisssion for trichomoniasis are penis to vagina, vagina to penis or vagina to vagina. It would be uncommon for the infection to affect anus or mouth. ...Read more