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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Trichomonas Culture (Overview)

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.


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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. Heidi Fowler
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Trichomonas Culture (Overview)

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.


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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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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

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Is trichomonas a bacterial STD and can it be detected by a urine culture and sensitivity test?

Is trichomonas a bacterial STD and can it be detected by a urine culture and sensitivity test?

No: It's a protozoan, cannot be cultured, is generally easy to diagnose on physical exam, and the microbes can be seen in the fluid taken from the vagina. It also causes prostatitis and generally treatment is empirical without finding the bug. ...Read more

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Ongoing burning in vagina after period, did urine culture no uti, then did vaginal culture, WBC e-coli present, no trichomonas, start antibiotics?

Seek treatment: Your symptoms and positive culture warrant close follow-up and treatment. Vaginal infections may predispose to more serious infections and complications of the pelvic organs if untreated. Seek consultation from your personal health professional. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting trichomonas ?

Why do I keep getting trichomonas
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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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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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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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Is it true pork causes trichomonas?

No: The organism has to be transmitted sexually or from an infected water environment. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Trichomonas (Definition)

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 ...Read more