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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
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Trichomonas (Definition)

Trichomonas vulvovaginitis is an infection of the vulva or vagina and associated with ...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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What laboratory test would you collect to identity trichomonas vaginalis?

What laboratory test would you collect to identity trichomonas vaginalis?

Wet prep: A smear done in the doctor's office where they take a smear from the vagina and look at it under a microscope. The physician can see the trichomonas moving on the slide. Sometimes the trich are nonmotile (not moving) and it can make diagnosis a little more difficult. ...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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How is trichomonas vaginalis diagnosed? Is a pap test also able to diagnose it?

How is trichomonas vaginalis diagnosed? Is a pap test also able to diagnose it?

An STD: Trichomonas is a sexually-transmitted infection that can cause vaginal discharge and irritation. It may show up on a pap test, but a better test for diagnosis is to examine a swab of vaginal secretions under the microscope. The organism can be seen and treatment can be prescribed. ...Read more

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What is the etiology, signs and symptoms, and treatment of trichomonas vaginalis?

Sexually transmitted: Also called trich, is sexually transmitted vaginal infection by single cell protozoan parasite called trichomonas vaginalis only women feel the symptoms most of the time, itching, burning in vagina, discomfort during intercourse, yellow green discharge sometimes, rarely pain in lower abdomen treatment with Flagyl and both partners need to be treated to prevent recurrences. ...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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