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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
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?
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
Is it possible not to get trich from someone who has it? Like if it wasn't a risky situation and you have a good immunity?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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