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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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I had a wet mount done during my period to find BV would it have shown trich too?

Yes: If you have an acute infection, they'd be there, though the little swimmers are much harder to see. Trichomonas infects a couple and if there is reason to think they are infected, both need to be treated. ...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