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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Trichomonas (Definition)

Trichomonas vulvovaginitis is an infection of the vulva or vagina and associated with ...Read more


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I was recently diagnosed with trichomoniasis. I have been in a faithful and monogamous relationship for over a year now. How else can this hhappen?

Trich: There are a couple of scenarios. First, you may have brought it in from a previous relationship if you had one. Or your partner may have given it to you. ...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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Is it safe to have sex with a condom if I'm being treated for trichomoniasis?

Is it safe to have sex with a condom if I'm being treated for trichomoniasis?

Yes: If you are comfortable doing this it should not be an issue for your partner as long as the condom remains intact. By the way, if you have not had unprotected sex you are going to have to explain how you got trichomonas, and if you had unprotected sex you should be carefully tested for all STDs. ...Read more

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I am in my first trimester of pregnancy and diagnosed with trichomonas. Is Flagyl safe?

Yes: Metronidazole is the drug if choice for treatment in pregnancy, even in the first trimester. Despite theoretical concern for teratogenicity, a meta-analysis showed no link to birth defects. ...Read more