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Does trichomoniasis transfer in any other way than intercourse?

Does trichomoniasis transfer in any other way than intercourse?

No: Trichomoniasis is considered a sexually transmitted infection - it cannot be picked up from toilet seats, shared towels, etc. ...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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If I do not ejaculate into my girlfriend during intercourse, can I still get trichomoniasis?

If I do not ejaculate into my girlfriend during intercourse, can I still get trichomoniasis?

Yes: Trichomonas is a common sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by a parasite. It is passed through sexual exposure, most commonly vaginal intercourse. There is no relationship between ejaculation and trichomonas. ...Read more

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I recently took a 4 pill (flagyl) treatment for trichomonas. How long should I wait before having intercourse?

I recently took a 4 pill (flagyl) treatment for trichomonas. How long should I wait before having intercourse?

Waiting time?: Was your anticipated partner with whom you acquired the infection treated as well? Was the Flagyl dose 2000 mgs for a stat dose? Why not visit your gyn md's "waiting room" to be re-checked after treatment before "sharing bodily fluids" with anyone as trichomonas is transmitted sexually. ...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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What is the best way to prevent trichomoniasis?

Safer sex: Safer sex prevents trich, other diseases too. Use condoms. "no love without the glove.". ...Read more

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Is there any way, no matter how rare, to contract trichomoniasis without sexual contact? My wife and I have been faithful to each other for 10 yrs.

Is there any way, no matter how rare, to contract trichomoniasis without sexual contact? My wife and I have been faithful to each other for 10 yrs.

Let try to answer: There is one study from africa (zambia). They found a high prevalence of trichomoniasis in girls in ndola who reported that they had never had sex. We postulate that the high prevalence of trichomoniasis in virgins in ndola is due to non-sexual transmission of trichomoniasis via shared bathing water and inconsistent use of soap. http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0016310. ...Read more

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Can I get trichomoniasis from wiping the wrong way?

No: Wiping the wrong way promotes urinary infections from bacteria. Trichomonas is common in lady's mostly because changes in the acidity of the vagina.Live t. Vaginalis organisms in urine and semen samples have been found after being exposed to air for several hours. Although organisms are able to survive for hours on damp towels and clothes of infected women, it's unlikely to get it like that. ...Read more