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Richomoniasis Wet Prep
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
If it says " wet prep " on gyno summary of procedures done does that mean they tested for trich? Or looked for trich ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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