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Doctor insights on: Richomoniasis Wet Prep

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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