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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. Linda Callaghan
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Infection (Definition)

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Can trichomonas infection be cured completely??

Can trichomonas infection be cured completely??

Yes, but ...: You and your partner must be treated and followed until it is completely gone. Otherwise you will give it back and forth. Use comdoms until treatment complete. ...Read more

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I have gone for check up and i search abut this infection they have named it as Trichomonas Infection. mean i symptoms as they have mention. ?

I have gone for check up and i search abut this infection they have named it as Trichomonas Infection. mean i symptoms as they have mention. 	?

Trichomonas: Trichomonas vaginalis is is the most common curable STD in young women. It is diagnosed with lab test of vaginal secretion. Sx are, foul smelling greenish discharge, dysuria, pruritis, painful intercourse and rarely abdominal pain (PID). It is treated with Flagyl. Always practice safe sex. Advise your partner to be tested and possibly treated, men are frequently asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection turn into trichomonas infection if untreated?

Can a yeast infection turn into trichomonas infection if untreated?

Yeast infections are: Common fungal infections. Trichomonas is a sexually transmitted parasitic infection. They are two different infections. One does not morph into the other. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you get trichomonas infection from public pools and hotels or our sex toys.My husband and I have been together for 13 years and have not cheated?

Trichomonas: Trichomonas is a sexually transmitted disease. Sincetrichomonas is an anerobe it might be possible to obtain the infection from inanimate things or from a public pool. ...Read more

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Is it possible the menstrual cycle be delayed due to trichomonas infection?

No that has: Nothing to do with the cycle but it needs to be treated in you and your partner. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for trichomonas vaginalis infection?

Is there a cure for trichomonas vaginalis infection?

YES: There are several antibiotics that have high effectiveness against trich. Metronidazole and tinidazole are the most commonly used. Sexual partners also needed to be treated to prevent re-infection. ...Read more

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

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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Some parabasalids can cause human infections? Trichomonas is the one that causes a sexually transmitted infection?

Some parabasalids can cause human infections? Trichomonas is the one that causes a sexually transmitted infection?

Yes to both: The parabasalids are currently divided into 10 orders. The trichomonads have one group of 4-6 flagella, one of which is attached to the side of the cell and often forms an undulating membrane. Many are found in vertebrate hosts, including trichomonas vaginalis, which causes a sexually transmitted disease in humans. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Trichomonas (Definition)

Trichomonas vulvovaginitis is an infection of the vulva or vagina and associated with ...Read more