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Can you catch a trichomoniasis infection from a toilet?

Can you catch a trichomoniasis infection from a toilet?

No: Trichomoniasis is spread sexually when fluid passes from one person to another. This is through any kind of sexual contact. It is not through casual contact or from a toilet seat. ...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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Trichomoniasis, yeast, and something else? Why am I getting these infections? I am monogamous.

Trichomoniasis, yeast, and something else? Why am I getting these infections? I am monogamous.

STD: Perhaps your partner is not quite as monogamous as you are. Trichomonas is generally sexually transmitted, but yeast may be acquired in other ways. What is the "something else"? You need to have a frank and open conversation with your partner without being accusatory. ...Read more

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What is trichomoniasis infection?

Trichomoniasis is: The most common std. It is due to infection with a parasite called trichomonas vaginalis. It 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 ; >. ...Read more

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From the time of infection, how long can trichomoniasis last in a man? Can it last up to six months?

From the time of infection, how long can trichomoniasis last in a man? Can it last up to six months?

Untreated -> forever: 10% of men tested for STD are positive for trichomonas. Infections can be symptom free for a long time & can certainly remain for years if untreated. Unlike Chlamydia, Gonorrhea or Syphilis does not have to be reported to public health officials by physicians or clinics. Easy to treat & cure. Reinfection common in men & women who have multiple sexual partners. Then get tested after unprotected sex ...Read more

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Can moxifloxacin treat trichomoniasis infections?

No, it cannot...: The drug of choice for trichomonas infection is metronidazole or tinidazole by mouth. Moxifloxacin is anti-bacterial agent not anti-protozoan. So, don't use it for trich, More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between trichomoniasis and HIV infections?

Is there a relationship between trichomoniasis and HIV infections?

Opportunists: Hiv leads to a 'compromised' immune system; which can lead to a trichomoniasis infection. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection convert into trichomoniasis?

Can a yeast infection convert into trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis: Trichomoniasis (or “trich”) is a very common sexually transmitted disease (std) that is caused by infection with a protozoan parasite called trichomonas vaginalis. Although symptoms of the disease vary, most women and men who have the parasite cannot tell they are infected. The disease is not related to yeast. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more