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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Trichomonas (Overview)

Trichomonas vulvovaginitis is an infection of the vulva or vagina and associated with greenish, foul-smelling vaginal discharge.


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What is the definition or description of: trichomonas culture?

Trichomonas Culture: Cultures are the gold standard for diagnosis of trichomonas vaginalis. This is the protozoan parasite that causes trichomoniasis. A liquid medium in a clear pouch can be inoculated with a specimen. The results are usually available in 2 - 5 days. A wet mount looking microscopically for moving trichomonads is the fastest method. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
246 doctors shared insights

Trichomonas (Overview)

Trichomonas vulvovaginitis is 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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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?

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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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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