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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Trichomonas (Overview)

An infection of the vulva or vagina and associated with greenish, foul-smelling vaginal discharge.


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What is trichomonas?

What is trichomonas?

Infection: This is a vaginal infection caused by a flagellate protozoa that is usually caused by trichomonas vaginalis. This infection can occur in men as well. It is sometimes (mostly) obtained by sexual contact. It is easily treated with the appropriate medication. See your doctor to make sure are diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
278 Doctors shared insights

Trichomonas (Overview)

An infection of the vulva or vagina and associated with greenish, foul-smelling vaginal discharge.


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What are the symptoms of trichomonas in a girl?

What are the symptoms of trichomonas in a girl?

Usually none: Vaginal discharge, odor, itching or pain are rare. Usually it's asymptomatic. Easy to treat, but both partners need to be treated at same time to prevent reinfection. ...Read more

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What is the etiology, sign and symptoms, and treatment of trichomonas diabetes?

STD: As the good doctor stated trichomonas is an infection. If you have both dm and developed trichomonas then you need treatment for trichomonas and continue your treatment for dm. ...Read more

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Is there a window period to test for trichomonas?

Is there a window period to test for trichomonas?

While infected: Within a few hours of innoculation, the trichomonads start to replicate and can be found on microscope evaluation. Hope this answers question--if not, please elaborate and re-ask. ...Read more

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What are the tests for trichomonas vulvovaginitis?

Trichomoniasis: To diagnose trichomoniasis urine sediment, vaginal swab, semen, urethral swab can be used for a wet mount reading, culture, rapid assay or pcr test. ...Read more

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Can you know when exactly trichomonas vaginalis was contacted?

No: Unfortunately there is no way to know how long it has been there. ...Read more

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Could contact with bed bugs cause trichomonas vaginalis?

Oh my gosh! No: Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is completely different from trichomonas vaginalis. Just because it is called "bed bug" doesn't mean that it is sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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Is finding few trichomonas in urine with no hpf normal or does it mean u have it?

No: If there are trichomonas, you have trichomoniasis. You need to be treated. It is not normally an organism that lives on the human body. ...Read more

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Will amox clav treat trichomonas?

No: Trichomonas is a parasite, and requires anti-parasitic drugs (metronidazole, tinidazole), not drugs that are active only against bacteria. ...Read more

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How long does it take Flagyl to cure trichomonas?

How long does it take Flagyl to cure trichomonas?

Trichomoniasis: Trichomoniasis can be cured with a single dose of either Metronidazole or tinidazole orally. Pregnant women can take this. Do not drink alcohol within 24 hours after taking these drugs since they can produce uncomfortable side effects. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of a trichomonas vaginalis infection?

Metronidazole: The best treatment for trichomonas vaginalis is an antibiotic called Metronidazole (flagyl). If a doctor has determined that a patient has trichomonas, they will write a prescription for this antibiotic. ...Read more

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I recently took a 4 pill (flagyl) treatment for trichomonas. How long should I wait before having intercourse?

Waiting time?: Was your anticipated partner with whom you acquired the infection treated as well? Was the Flagyl dose 2000 mgs for a stat dose? Why not visit your gyn md's "waiting room" to be re-checked after treatment before "sharing bodily fluids" with anyone as trichomonas is transmitted sexually. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for both male and female who have had trichomonas? And can it be dangerous to ones health?

Dangerous for women: The problem with trichomonas is that untreated infection can lead to scarring of the fallopian tubes. Then the woman can have problems with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent getting trichomonas vaginitis during sex?

Condoms: But the best way is to make sure your partner does not have it, it is not normal to get trich from having sex or if you keep getting it form your partner, then your partner is not getting treated or your partner is getting it from someone else. ...Read more

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What is trichomonas?

Infection: This is a vaginal infection caused by a flagellate protozoa that is usually caused by trichomonas vaginalis. This infection can occur in men as well. It is sometimes (mostly) obtained by sexual contact. It is easily treated with the appropriate medication. See your doctor to make sure are diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting trichomonas?

Why do I keep getting trichomonas?

Reinfection: Trichomonas is an std (sexually transmitted disease). Even if you are treated adequately with antibiotics, you can still be reinfected if you have sexual contact with someone who hasn't been treated. That person may or may not know they have the infection. Using condoms will help prevent transmission. ...Read more

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