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Dr. 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

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
279 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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Can I get trichomonas from a toilet?

Probably not: The vast majority of infections are from direct sexual contact with an infected individual. The organism dies very quickly on cold surfaces and so the odds of contagion are extremely small. But finding trichomonas in men is very difficult on a routine test, so they need to be treated based on their partner's test. ...Read more

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Does trichomonas go away on its own?

YES IN50% MEN IT MAY: It does not in women without treatment but 50% of men will be able to eliminate the infection on its own.
Hving said that you don't know which 50% of men will get rid of it, and since it can be passed by having intercourse, we normally advice both the partners get treated to prevent vrecurrences. Me can have the infection and no symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there another way you can did trichomonas?

Like Dr. Honore,: I wasn't sure what the question is. Were you asking how to get it or how to treat it? Trichomoniasis can be treated w one oral dose of Metronidazole or tinidazole. If your question wasn't answered - please clarify ; re-ask. ...Read more

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Hey how long can u go untreated with trichomonas?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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What is the test/testing for trichomonas in males?

Microspic. ..: Do microscopic exam on the fresh specimen from urethral swab or first 5-10 cc of urine after not voiding for 4-6 hrs if possible so to see typical moving pear-shape trichomonas; that is the surest way to do. ...Read more

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What kind of medication are required for trichomonas?

What kind of medication are required for trichomonas?

Flagyl: The antibiotic Metronidazole (trade name flagyl) is used to kill protozoans like giardia and trichomonas. It is not without side effects but it does the job. See your doc today for treatment of your vaginal trichomoniasis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Trichomonas?

Parasite: Trichomonads or Trichomonas ar one celled parasites that can infect the vagina. They may cause no symptoms or as much as a foamy, malodorous, irritating vaginal discharge. Trichomonas is usually sexually transmitted. Both the patient and their partner need to be treated. Men often have no symptoms. The parasites are usually successfully treated with an antibiotic; METRONIDAZOLE ...Read more

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How does my partner have trichomonas but I don't how is that possible?

Trichomoniasis: Go to CDC website for great information. It is considered the most common STD in the US. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with trichomonas on January 27th today is February 9th am I Cured?

Hard to say: You provided no information about how you were diagnosed or if & how you were treated. The most accurate responses are based on accurate information. Without proper diagnosis I don't know if you had it. Without treatment it would likely persist. Success of treatment would depend on what it was. ...Read more

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I had two negative trichomonas cultures, is it possible to still have trichomonas?

Unlikely: Most tests are generally not wrong twice in a row. If you are still having symptoms, the cause could be something else, like a yeast infection or another type of infection. Talk to the doctor that did your tests and see what they suggest. ...Read more