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Trichomonas (Definition)

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


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What is trichomonas?

What is trichomonas?

Infection: This is a vaginal infection caused by a flagellate protozoa that is usually caused by trichomonas vaginalis. This infection can occur in men as well. It is sometimes (mostly) obtained by sexual contact. It is easily treated with the appropriate medication. See your doctor to make sure are diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting trichomonas?

Why do I keep getting trichomonas?

Reinfection: Trichomonas is an std (sexually transmitted disease). Even if you are treated adequately with antibiotics, you can still be reinfected if you have sexual contact with someone who hasn't been treated. That person may or may not know they have the infection. Using condoms will help prevent transmission. ...Read more

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Can I get trichomonas from a toilet?

Can I get trichomonas from a toilet?

Probably not: The vast majority of infections are from direct sexual contact with an infected individual. The organism dies very quickly on cold surfaces and so the odds of contagion are extremely small. But finding trichomonas in men is very difficult on a routine test, so they need to be treated based on their partner's test. ...Read more

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Does trichomonas go away on its own?

Does trichomonas go away on its own?

YES IN50% MEN IT MAY: It does not in women without treatment but 50% of men will be able to eliminate the infection on its own.
Hving said that you don't know which 50% of men will get rid of it, and since it can be passed by having intercourse, we normally advice both the partners get treated to prevent vrecurrences. Me can have the infection and no symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there another way you can did trichomonas?

Like Dr. Honore,: I wasn't sure what the question is. Were you asking how to get it or how to treat it? Trichomoniasis can be treated w one oral dose of Metronidazole or tinidazole. If your question wasn't answered - please clarify ; re-ask. ...Read more

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Hey how long can u go untreated with trichomonas?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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What is the test/testing for trichomonas in males?

Microspic. ..: Do microscopic exam on the fresh specimen from urethral swab or first 5-10 cc of urine after not voiding for 4-6 hrs if possible so to see typical moving pear-shape trichomonas; that is the surest way to do. ...Read more

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What kind of medication are required for trichomonas?

What kind of medication are required for trichomonas?

Flagyl: The antibiotic Metronidazole (trade name flagyl) is used to kill protozoans like giardia and trichomonas. It is not without side effects but it does the job. See your doc today for treatment of your vaginal trichomoniasis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Trichomonas?

Parasite: 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 with an antibiotic; METRONIDAZOLE ...Read more

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How does my partner have trichomonas but I don't how is that possible?

Trichomoniasis: Go to CDC website for great information. It is considered the most common STD in the US. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with trichomonas on January 27th today is February 9th am I Cured?

Hard to say: You provided no information about how you were diagnosed or if & how you were treated. The most accurate responses are based on accurate information. Without proper diagnosis I don't know if you had it. Without treatment it would likely persist. Success of treatment would depend on what it was. ...Read more

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I had two negative trichomonas cultures, is it possible to still have trichomonas?

Unlikely: Most tests are generally not wrong twice in a row. If you are still having symptoms, the cause could be something else, like a yeast infection or another type of infection. Talk to the doctor that did your tests and see what they suggest. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for both male and female who have had trichomonas? And can it be dangerous to ones health?

Dangerous for women: The problem with trichomonas is that untreated infection can lead to scarring of the fallopian tubes. Then the woman can have problems with pregnancy. ...Read more

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I think I have trichomonas what meds should I buy and what dosage should I take? And also can my husband use the meds?

The: The typical treatment for trichomonas is one time oral dose of Flagyl 2 grams. It is essential that any partners are also treated as well in order to not be reexposed. Flagyl is only available as prescription. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it true pork causes trichomonas?

No: The organism has to be transmitted sexually or from an infected water environment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get trichomonas by oral sex?

Agree w Dr. Alves: 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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How long can trichomonas lie dormant in a male?

A long time: Trichomonas is a real pesky organism. In some cases it can be present undetected for years. In most cases this is not the case but it is possible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trichomonas culture?

Trichomonas Culture: Cultures are the gold standard for diagnosis of trichomonas vaginalis. This is the protozoan parasite that causes trichomoniasis. A liquid medium in a clear pouch can be inoculated with a specimen. The results are usually available in 2 - 5 days. A wet mount looking microscopically for moving trichomonads is the fastest method. ...Read more

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Can you know when exactly trichomonas vaginalis was contacted?

No: Unfortunately there is no way to know how long it has been there. ...Read more

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Is a bloody discharge normal after being treated for trichomonas 24 hours ago?

MAybe: Trichomoniasis is a vaginal infection so some bleeding from the inflammation is not surprising. Hopefully you were also tested for other infections and had a pelvic exam to make sure everything else was ok. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are still suppose see discharge after being cured for trichomonas?

Continued Symptoms.: If trichomoniasis symptoms don’t resolve – retreatment may be needed. If this fails (; is not due to reinfection) you may be evaluated to determine if you have a treatment resistant strain. ...Read more

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I am trying to find out how long Trichomonas can stay dormant? And if you can go years without symptoms?

Basically yes.: It also is a FREE LIVING organism. So, swamp water, toilet seats, other non-std origins of infection possible but not as common as from intercourse ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with trichomonas, given a shot, 4 pills and have been on doxycline 2× a day for 4days. Why am I still in pain?

Hard to say: The treatment you cite is not just for trich. You were given a shotgun treatment for STD's that could include gonorrhea, chlamydia & others. These could also cause pelvic inflammatory disease and need more intense treatment. You should go back in for re-evaluation if you are not improving. ...Read more

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I had discharge and got tested and result trichomonas. He penetrated for a few seconds and said he had no sex in two years. How possible is that?

I had discharge and got tested and result trichomonas. He penetrated for a few seconds and said he had no sex in two years. How possible is that?

Unlikely: I would avoid, if he has trich he might have something else too. Although sometimes men don't have symptoms of sexually transmitted infections, it seems unlikely that 2 years would go by without symptoms. ...Read more

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If a woman had INACTIVE trichomonas (not causing symptoms at the time) would all types of testing still show positive if she had it? Urine/vaginalspec

If a woman had INACTIVE trichomonas (not causing symptoms at the time) would all types of testing still show positive if she had it? Urine/vaginalspec

NAAT yes, others no: There are 3 kinds of trichomonas testing, but the only one that detects all infections (and really the only one that should be used) is the nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT, a DNA test). The other tests used over the years -- looking for trich under the microscope or testing by culture -- miss almost half of all infections, especially in women without symptoms. Almost all labs offer NAAT. ...Read more