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Doctor insights on: Is Trichomoniasis Viral Or Bacterial

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I have bacterial vaginosis can it be mistaken for trichomoniasis?

I have bacterial vaginosis can it be mistaken for trichomoniasis?

Not if examined: If the discharge was examined under the microscope or sent for culture identification, then no. ...Read more

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Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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How do you know (at home) if you have trichomoniasis vs. Bacterial vaginitis?

How do you know (at home) if you have trichomoniasis vs. Bacterial vaginitis?

You don't: As a med student, many thought they could tell by the odor, but the way to be sure includes an exam with testing. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis cause bacterial vaginitis or keep it reacurring? I'm wondering if I have it. My BV won't go away after 2 unsuccessful treatments.

Can trichomoniasis cause bacterial vaginitis or keep it reacurring? I'm wondering if I have it. My BV won't go away after 2 unsuccessful treatments.

Keep working on it: Even without trich or anything else, BV often keeps returning; it can be difficult to cure once and for all. Keep working with your doctor about additional treatment options. Trichomonas doesn't cause BV to recur, but it's reasonable to be tested to be sure. Probably that was done, but maybe only by microscopy of discharge. Ask your doctor about the newer and much more accurate trich DNA test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas togther?

What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas togther?

Several: Itching, vaginal discharge, and often, a foul fishy odor are all typical symptoms of bacterial vaginitis. Trichomonas can also cause itching and vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Trichomonas vaginalis can it come from mouth coldsores and be pass on as a bacteria?

Trichomonas vaginalis can it come from mouth coldsores and be pass on as a bacteria?

Parasite vs virus: Trichomoniasis is an std caused by the trichomonas vaginalis parasite. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (most often hsv I but less often by hsv 2). Viruses can not morph into bacteria or parasites. Parasites can not morph into bacteria or viruses. So the answer is : no. ...Read more

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Is trichomonas a bacterial STD and can it be detected by a urine culture and sensitivity test?

Is trichomonas a bacterial STD and can it be detected by a urine culture and sensitivity test?

No: It's a protozoan, cannot be cultured, is generally easy to diagnose on physical exam, and the microbes can be seen in the fluid taken from the vagina. It also causes prostatitis and generally treatment is empirical without finding the bug. ...Read more

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If you have been diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and the doctor says trichomonas was detected does that mean you could have been exposed to hiv?

Yes.: But - you knew the answer before any testing was done.....If you have had unprotected sex you have potentially been exposed to hiv. It is as simple as that.


The fact that you have trichomonas means that you have had unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Is bronchitis bacterial or viral?

Is bronchitis bacterial or viral?

Usually viral: Acute bronchitis is usually caused by viruses, typically the same viruses that cause colds and influenza. The most common cause of chronic bronchitis is smoking cigarettes. Air pollution and dust or toxic gases in the environment or workplace also can contribute to the condition. Antibiotics as a whole are overprescribed in bronchitis, though sometimes it is warranted. ...Read more

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What is measles- viral or bacterial?

Virus: Measles (also called rubeola) is a highly contagious virus that is transmitted via the respiratory route. A person infected with measles can infect others up to 7 days prior to symptoms and up to 3-4 days after the onset of symptoms. You can prevent getting the infection by getting the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination. ...Read more

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How are bacterial pneumonias different from viral pneumonias?

Difficult: Often very difficult to distinguish.

However, bacterial pneumonia is more likely if the patient is very sick. ...Read more

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Is cancer viral or bacterial?

Is cancer viral or bacterial?

Neither: Cancer can be caused by the long-standing inflammation in tissues affected by certain viruses (i.e. Hpv, hcv) and bacteria (i.e. H.Pylori), but cancer itself is not an infectious organism. Learn more about cancer and bacteria here: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/cancer_bacteria
learn more about cancer and viruses here: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/cancer_virus. ...Read more

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Bacterial vs viral conjunctivitis appearance?

Bacterial vs viral conjunctivitis appearance?

Pus and edema: Bacterial conjunctivitis is not common in adults but occurs in children more often. I usually will have much more swelling, pus in the cul de sac, and much crusting and debris. Viral conjunctivitis is often bilateral, makes the eyes red all over, and has a clear to yellowish secretion but not pus (which is cloudy white). Your ophthalmologist can make this distinction and given you the best rx. ...Read more

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I have bacterial or viral tonsillitis, what to do?

I have bacterial or viral tonsillitis, what to do?

See an ENT doctor: The best advice I can give you is to see an ENT doctor for evaluation. You need a culture of the tonsil to determine if you have a bacterial infection and determine the correct antibiotic to use. ...Read more

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Bacterial or viral conjunctivitis, how can I tell?

Bacterial or viral conjunctivitis, how can I tell?

Bacterial: In general, bacterial conjunctivitis will present with purulent discharge that occurs at the lid margins and in the corner of the eye. The discharge is generally thick and yellow/green/white. ...Read more

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What are the differences between viral and bacterial meningitis?

What are the differences between viral and bacterial meningitis?

Different germs: Bacterial meningitis is bad and can cause brain damage (with bad outcomes such as deafness, blindness, inability to do everyday activities, . . ., and possibly death). The routine types of viral meningitis usually resolve by themselves, with the patients returning to normal. There are some less common types of viral meningitis that do cause damage. These are reasons why meningitis is so serious. ...Read more

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Does bacterial or viral gastroenteritis have more severe symptoms?

Does bacterial or viral gastroenteritis have more severe symptoms?

Gastroenteritis: Bacterial enterocolitis usually produces more severe symptoms than viral infection. ...Read more

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How to tell if bronchitis is viral or bacterial just by a blood test?

How to tell if bronchitis is viral or bacterial just by a blood test?

Blood isn't best: What is best to diagnose would be a sputum culture and respiratory viral panel if you wanted to isolate the causative agent. A good physical exam and history should be able take care of you in most situations though and help to make sure you don't have pneumonia. Bacteria in the blood is a sign of a more serious infection. ...Read more

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I am sick! Do I have viral or bacterial pharyngitis if it went into bronchitis?

I am sick! Do I have viral or bacterial pharyngitis if it went into bronchitis?

Could be either...: Acute bronchitis can be due to a bacterial or viral infection of the airways and either can start from a pharyngitis infection. See your doctor to determine which type of infection you most likely have! ...Read more

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What are the names of pre-melignant viral leukoplakias? I only know hairy and some candida? But it thought tht was bacterial

Verrucous: Verrucous leukoplakia and carcinoma in situ resemble leukloplakia and are all premalignant and need to be treated. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has pneumonia (can't remember if he said viral or bacterial). Am I likely to get it? (i currently have a cold)

Possible: If viral then always a possibility. Bacterial as well. Good hand washing and hygiene is always a must. Avoid tobacco as much as possible. ...Read more

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What kind of oral infections are there (bacterial/viral)and how is testing done? What can I do to help my pain until second opinion because it hurts.

What kind of oral infections are there (bacterial/viral)and how is testing done? What can I do to help my pain until second opinion because it hurts.

Where is pain?: Oral infection? As in mouth? Or including esophagus, stomach, small & large intestines, too? Somewhat moot to check for most viral illness b/c antibiotics won't work. However, consider checking for hepatitis if at risk, strep throat if sore w/fever & swollen glands, stool studies if diarrhea, etc. Best to go see your family doc for more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Trichomonas (Definition)

An infection of the vulva or vagina and associated with ...Read more