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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 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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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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Can i get trichomonas from a toilet?

Probably not: The vast majority of infections are from direct sexual contact with an infected individual. The organism dies very quickly on cold surfaces and so the odds of contagion are extremely small. But finding trichomonas in men is very difficult on a routine test, so they need to be treated based on their partner's test. ...Read more

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Does trichomonas go away on its own?

YES IN50% MEN IT MAY: It does not in women without treatment but 50% of men will be able to eliminate the infection on its own. Hving said that you dont know which 50% of men will get rid of it, and since it can be passed by having intercourse, we normally advice both the partners get treated to prevent vrecurrences.Me can have the infection and no symptoms. ...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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Hey how long can u go untreated with trichomonas ?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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What is the test/testing for trichomonas in males?

Microspic ...: Do microscopic exam on the fresh specimen from urethral swab or first 5-10 cc of urine after not voiding for 4-6 hrs if possible so to see typical moving pear-shape trichomonas; that is the surest way to do. ...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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