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Can someone get trichomoniasis without sexual contact even in rare instances? My wife and I have been faithful for 10 yrs

Yes, but not likely: Anything is possible. The diagnosis could be wrong, (mixed up the slides at the office/lab). Non sexual contact with something like a wet towel or toilet seat, etc. But the overwhelming likely answer is that someone, at some point in time had at least a moment of bad judgement (unprotected sex). Don't let it ruin the relationship. Trich can be fixed. Your wife is more valuable than sex. Fix it. ...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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Can someone get trichomoniasis without sexual contact even in rare instances? My wife and I have been faithful for 10 yrs

Can someone get trichomoniasis without sexual contact even in rare instances? My wife and I have been faithful for 10 yrs

Possible: That is one of the potentially sexually transmissible diseases that may on occasion also come from other sources. So could very well be innocent. ...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 you get trichomoniasis from sexual devices?

Yes: It can live on inanimate objects for brief periods of time. ...Read more

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Can a person be infected with trichomonas and it not be from any sexual activity?

Can a person be infected with trichomonas and it not be from any sexual activity?

Probably not: Per the cdc and other authorities. Trichomonas is transmitted by sexual contact with an infected person. It can lay dormant in men for years from an earlier infection. 70% of those infected may have no symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been treated twice for trich and haven't been sexually active. But my symptoms will not go away. How can I get some relief from Trichomonas?

Confirm a diagnosis: If your diagnosis of "trich" was made twice and you and partner (s) were treated with metronidazole for one or for 7-10 days, your "symptoms" may be due to something other than trich. You may need a reevaluation to confirm your diagnosis and/or exclude other diagnoses. Resistance of trich to metronidazole, though very rare, should also be considered as well as other treatment options by your gyn. ...Read more

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Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more