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Is it possible for Trich to lay dormant for 7 years? I tested negative in Sept 2016 but positive 3 months ago. I have been with same partner for 7 yrs

Is it possible for Trich to lay dormant for 7 years? I tested negative in Sept 2016 but positive 3 months ago. I have been with same partner for 7 yrs

Previous negative: Trichomoniasis can stay undetected for long periods of time but in your case you report a negative test in September of 2016 indicating that it was not present at that time. This leads one to conclude that this is most likely a newly acquired infection. ...Read more

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Possible to see trich with wet prep or wet mount. Can anything cause trich not to show when there's indeed an infection?

Possible to see trich with wet prep or wet mount. Can anything cause trich not to show when there's indeed an infection?

Trichomonas: No test is perfect and there will always be some % of false-negative results. This will depend upon the mode of testing, the specimen obtained, the observer, etc. But overall this is a fairly accurate test. ...Read more

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How is it possible to have trich after your menstrual cycle? I haven't had sex in 10 months.

How is it possible to have trich after your menstrual cycle? I haven't had sex in 10 months.

Trichomoniasis: Trichomoniasis is infection that is transmitted via sexual activity. Your menstrual cycle does not cause trichomoniasis. It must be treated with antibiotics. If your last sexual activity was 10 months ago then the infection has been there since at least that time. ...Read more

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Is there any possible way to get trich without having sexual intercourse?

Is there any possible way to get trich without having sexual intercourse?

Trich Transmission: Trichomonas vaginalis is a flagellated protozoan that infects the squamous epithelium in the urogenital tract (vagina, urethra, paraurethral glands as well as the cervix, bladder, Bartholin's glands, and prostate). Humans are the only natural host. It is virtually always sexually transmitted. Although survival on inanimate objects has been reported, fomites have no proven role in transmission. ...Read more

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If my hubby isn't circumcised is it possible to give me trich without sleeping around?

If my hubby isn't circumcised is it possible to give me trich without sleeping around?

Be checked, . ..: Trichmonas causes urethritis, not infecting foreskin due to its poor local trich-inhabiting environment. Of note, some trich-infected females or males may be asymptomatic. So, go to be checked & counseling with detailed history and urine testing from properly collected fresh urine. More? Ask your attending doctor, and stop worrying speculation. ...Read more

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How is trich treated?

How is trich treated?

Behavior Therapy: If you are referring to trichotillomania, then this hair pulling disorder is treated by a psychotherapist who is familiar with this issue. A knowledgeable therapist will use specific behavioral and cognitive techniques and psychoeducation to help treat the problem. ...Read more

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Can trich go away on its own?

Can trich go away on its own?

Probably not: Most STDs are cleared by the immune system over time. But not trichomonas, which usually persists even if symptoms (vaginal discharge, etc) improve. If you think you have trich, see a doctor to confirm it. Also test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. If diagnosed w/ trich, get treated with metronidazole (Flagyl®, generics) or tinidazole (Tindamax®). Your sex partner (s) also must be treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will trich go away on its own?

Will trich go away on its own?

Not usually: You should be treated for this infection to get it to go away. Also, make sure your sexual partners are treated or you will continue to get it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of trich?

What are the symptoms of trich?

STDs: Trichamonas vaginalis is a sexually transmitted disease. The disease may not have any symptoms but women may have a vaginal discharge with a bad odor. It should be evaluated and treated with medications like metronidazole. Please make sure to have your partner treated as well otherwise the disease will be acquired again. See your primary physician if you suspect you have this std. ...Read more

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Can trich be contracted other than sex?

Can trich be contracted other than sex?

Probably not: Trichomonas is transmitted sexually. That usually means direct sexual contact, but sharing sex toys could also result in transmission without direct physical contact. ...Read more

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Does trich really move around inside you?

Does trich really move around inside you?

Nope: Trichomonas vagainalis is a one-celled parasite that lives in the genital tract and is transmitted by vaginal sex (and not by oral and probably not anal sex). It does not migrate to other parts of the body. Trichomonas hominis (also called Pentatrichomonas) is different, lives in the intestine, and is normal; it causes no disease. Trich (vaginalis) is an STD, usually not serious, easily treated. ...Read more

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I have trich, do I take all 4 pills at once?

I have trich, do I take all 4 pills at once?

Yes: If you got a prescription for metronidazole 2 grams, then the answer is yes. You'll take 4 of the 500 mg pills all at once. Check out this link: http://m.cdc. Gov/en/HealthSafetyTopics/DiseasesConditions/STDs/trichomoniasisFS ...Read more

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I think I suffer from trich and I need help?

I think I suffer from trich and I need help?

Infections TREAT: Infections need to be diagnosed and treated. One does not just wish them away. You need to be seen by your family physician or gynecologist to get this properly handled. ...Read more

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What happens if I don't get treated for trich?

What happens if I don't get treated for trich?

T. vaginalis: You refer to trichomonas vaginalis infection? If you don't treat it, you'll still have it. It won't kill you but it won't go away. Go ahead and treat it, it's safe. ...Read more

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How long can a woman have trich and not know it?

How long can a woman have trich and not know it?

Possibly long: Many people who have trichomonas do not have any symptoms, or have only mild symptoms, it is possible to have the infection and still feel well. If there are any symptoms, they usually appear within 1 month of coming into contact with an infected partner. Both partners would need to be treated or you may simply continue to spread the infection back and forth. Have your gyn check you. ...Read more

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How long can it take for trich to go away on its own?

How long can it take for trich to go away on its own?

Won't: It won't. And it is dangerous because it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease which is a medical emergency. It is easily treated with a cheap antibiotic. Get tested at your doctor, clinic, or lab and take the medicine. It's on the $4 list at Wal-Mart and Target. ...Read more

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How long do I need to treat trich? Medicine makes me ill.

How long do I need to treat trich? Medicine makes me ill.

7 days: Usually we treat trich for 7 days with flagyl, but an alternate regimen of a high dose given one time is almost as effective but really increases the risk of nausea, etc. Topical vaginal meds can also be used. Recheck with your doc. ...Read more

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If trich goes untreated what can possibly be the consequences?

If trich goes untreated what can possibly be the consequences?

Spreading disease: Untreated trichomonas can spread from partner to partner. Since men do not always have symptoms they many transmit it without realizing. The most severe complications occur in pregnant women who may have a premature or low birth weight baby. It can also increase the risk of hiv. ...Read more

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Once trich is treated, is there a way to tell you had it before?

Once trich is treated, is there a way to tell you had it before?

Trichomonas: There are no tests to show whether you've had trichomonas in the past or not. Testing reveals only active infection in your body therefore once it is fully treated you won't be able to see any evidence of having had it in the past. ...Read more

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Are there other ways of getting trich? Can there be false positives?

Other ways besides: Having sexual intercourse without a condom?? It's unlikely but possible if there's direct contact of the penis with vaginal secretions of an infected partner. False negatives are common, especially in men. False positives? Unlikely. If you or your partner have symptoms or if she's known to have Trich, both of you should be treated concurrently. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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How long does trich have to have been in. Your body before you see symptoms?

How long does trich have to have been in. Your body before you see symptoms?

No symptoms: Trichimonas is a sexually transmitted disease. A large percentage of patients do not have any symptoms. It is important that you and your sexual partners receive proper treatment. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have the generic brand of tinidazole300 how should I take. Them to cure trich?

I have the generic brand of tinidazole300 how should I take. Them to cure trich?

Tinidazole: The therapeutic dose is 2 g orally once with food.
Your sexual partners should be treated with the same dose at the same time. Do not drink alcohol during and for 3 days after tinidazole therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can trich be transferred orally? I am just curious about the differant ways you can get it

Can trich be transferred orally? I am just curious about the differant ways you can get it

Trich: Trich is a slang name for trichomoniasis. Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by infection with a parasite called trichomonas vaginalis. One of the problems regarding spreading this disease is that a person might not know that he or she is infected.
Usually it is spread by contact of a vagina and a penis or possibly a vagina and a vagina. As a result, some people mistakenly feel safe having other types of sex such as oral sex or anal sex. Although it is rarer; it is still possible to spread this infection through oral or anal sex. The parasite can also survive for brief periods outside the body, so that is another venue for infection. ...Read more

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Would it take several months for trich to become symptomatic? Like possible exposure from October?

Would it take several months for trich to become symptomatic? Like possible exposure from October?

It can: Trichomoniasis is a STD that can vary in the degree of symptoms. Some people never have symptoms. Others suffer right away. Get treated so you don’t have to suffer and also to avoid spreading it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for trich to reaccur if you're exposed to it again? What do you do after that?

Depends: If the symptoms come back both you and your partner should be treated at the same time to prevent recurrence of trichomonas. As to how long it takes to come back-- it could very quickly within a day or two or within a week or two. It depends on the amount of exposure. ...Read more