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Can trichomoniasis lead to sterility?

Can trichomoniasis lead to sterility?

Yes, sometimes: Trichomonas is an std caused by a single-celled parasite (it has 4 flagellae "tails" and can "swim"). In men, trichomonas infections have been reported to cause decreased sperm count and decreased sperm movement, leading to a greater risk of infertility. In women, trichomonas increases the risk of infertility by causing pelvic inflammatory disease in the fallopian tubes and connected areas. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Trichomonas (Definition)

Trichomonads or Trichomonas ar one celled parasites that can infect the vagina. They may cause no symptoms or as much as a foamy, malodorous, irritating vaginal discharge. Trichomonas is usually sexually transmitted. Both the patient and their partner need to be treated. Men often have no symptoms. The parasites are usually successfully treated ...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 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

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Why is trichomoniasis more prevalent in women?

More symptomatic: It is probably not more prevalent, just more symptomatic and easier to notice. ...Read more

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Need I tell my partner if I have trichomoniasis?

Yes,: If you want to be free of trichomoniasis both you ; your partner need to be treated. Trichomoniasis can be treated w one or multiple oral doses of Metronidazole or tinidazole. These are antibiotics which your doctor can order. It is my opinion that you are ethically obligated to inform your partner of this sexually transmitted disease. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get trichomoniasis on your own?

Is it possible to get trichomoniasis on your own?

That is not normal: Mode of transmission. Trichomoniasis is the most common std. It is due to infection with a parasite called trichomonas vaginalis. 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

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What are the symptoms of trichomoniasis in a woman?

What are the symptoms of trichomoniasis in a woman?

Agree w Dr. Khanna: Trichomoniasis is an std caused by the trichomonas vaginalis parasite. Up to 70% of people w trichomoniaisis infection are asymptomatic.A trichomoniasis vaginalis parasitic infection can lead to greenish-yellow, malodorous vaginal discharge (which is sometime frothy). Women may have pain w urination, redness, burning ; itching of genitalia. ...Read more

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Is there any way a male would know if he has trichomoniasis?

Is there any way a male would know if he has trichomoniasis?

Testing: The discharge can be looked at under microscope or you can have a blood test to detect antibodies. Except for the clear discharge from the penis it is difficult to know. Your partner should also be tested. ...Read more

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How can I keep from getting trichomoniasis if my bf's gf has it?

Agree w Dr. Khanna: If all 3 sexual partners are not treated -you will continue to reinfect each other. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Sterility (Definition)

Sterility is a condition consisting of the ...Read more