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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)

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


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What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas togther?

What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas togther?

Several: Itching, vaginal discharge, and often, a foul fishy odor are all typical symptoms of bacterial vaginitis. Trichomonas can also cause itching and vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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If you have been diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and the doctor says trichomonas was detected does that mean you could have been exposed to hiv?

Yes.: But - you knew the answer before any testing was done.....If you have had unprotected sex you have potentially been exposed to hiv. It is as simple as that. The fact that you have trichomonas means that you have had unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Could dr s misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?

Could dr s misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?

Chlamydia vs. BV: I would have to say this would be highly unlikely, providing that the doctor sent urine and/or vaginal swabs for lab analysis. If no testing was done, it's possible that the doctor could misdiagnose. ...Read more

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What is viral vaginosis ?

What is viral vaginosis ?

Something made up: This is not an actual entity. Bacterial vaginosis is a bacterial overgrowth in the vagina, so in theory a viral vaginosis would be a viral overgrowth of the vagina. This is not a useful concept and there is no clinical entity that I would describe in this way. ...Read more

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Does vaginosis make you tired?

Does vaginosis make you tired?

No: Bacterial Vaginosis isn't a true infection--its just an overgrowth of a odor producing bacteria and doesn't make you tired. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there a homeopathic cure for trichomonas?

Is there a homeopathic cure for trichomonas?

No: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by small parasites. Treatment with an antibiotic is the only proven effective treatment. It is important to get treated to protect yourself and your sexual partners. ...Read more

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How can I prevent reoccurences of vaginosis?

How can I prevent reoccurences of vaginosis?

Suppressive meds: 1 in 10 women will experience recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Usually when that happens, is comes at about the same time each cycle. When patients have frequent recurrences, it is easily managed by using an oral medication to clear up the infection, then take that medication one day each week to prevent the recurrences. Yeast infections can arise in a similar manner, and can also be suppressed. ...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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