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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Trichomonas (Definition)

An infection of the vulva or vagina and associated with ...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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How can trichomoniasis be contracted?

Sexually: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease from a parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis. Most often women become infected by penis to vaginal contact or vaginal to vaginal contact. It reportedly can infect the mouth & anus but can NOT survive in those areas. ...Read more

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My wife has trichomoniasis. Why don't I have it?

My wife has trichomoniasis. Why don't I have it?

Here are some. ..: Two possibilities: Either you have been able to fend off trich or you're asymptomatic. Remember: Due to individual variation in defense immune ability, some people would not develop symptomatic infection or never get it despite being exposed to it. In other words, exposure to infectious agent doesn't mean contracting it, and contracting it doesn't necessarily mean going to develop symptoms. ...Read more

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Is trichomoniasis fatal?

No: 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. Complications of untreated trichomoniasis include the development of pelvic inflammatory disease in women. Complications in both men ; women can ^ risk. ...Read more

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Why is trichomoniasis called trick?

Trich: Not trick but trich (pronounced trick) - short for trichomoniasis. ...Read more

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Can u get trichomoniasis fr oral sex?

Can u get trichomoniasis fr oral sex?

No: Trichomonas vaginalis does not survive in the mouth or rectum, therefore you cannot contract it in your mouth from oral or anal sex. ...Read more

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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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Does trichomoniasis cause painful sex?

Does trichomoniasis cause painful sex?

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. Men can experience penile discharge, burning after urination, discomfort after ejaculation ; itching/ sensitivity of urethra. - yes it can cause painful sex or it may cause no symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a baby be born with trichomoniasis.

Trichomoniasis: A mom can have trichomoniasis and still have a vaginsl delivery. It would be a better idea to have that treated ahead of time. ...Read more

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What are trichomoniasis long term effects?

Complications: Long term complications of untreated trichomoniasis include the development of pelvic inflammatory disease in women. Complications in both men ; women can ^ risk of infertility. Infection during pregnancy leads to risk for low birth weight, respiratory ; genital infections in the baby, early delivery ; infection within the uterus. ...Read more

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What does trichomoniasis discharge look like?

Discharge from trich: Copious foamy frothy watery discharge is typical in females but up to 40% may have no symptoms. Males typically are aysmptomatic with only 20% having symptoms. ...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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What does trichomoniasis look like under microscope?

What does trichomoniasis look like under microscope?

Tailed organism: A round or oval organism with four (4) flagella (tails) extending from the cytostome (cell mouth), a fitth flagella also exist but it does not extend out but it wraps around the surface of the organism. ...Read more

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Are there over-the-counter cures for trichomoniasis?

Prescription: Trichomoniasis can be treated w one oral dose of Metronidazole or tinidazole. These are antibiotics which your doctor can order. ...Read more