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Just found out I have trichomonas. Should I test my children? Can it be spread through saliva? Does it cause sores in the mouth?

Just found out I have trichomonas. Should I test my children? Can it be spread through saliva? Does it cause sores in the mouth?

Transmit by sex: Trichomoniasis is transmitted by sexual contact. You do not need to test your children and it is not transmitted via saliva. It does not cause sores in the mouth. Any sexual partners you have need to be treated. Get tested for other STDs as well. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Trichomonas (Definition)

An infection of the vulva or vagina that has a ...Read more


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How does trichomoniasis spread?

Sexual contact: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease that is transmiited via body fluids. It is treated with antibiotics. All sexual partners should be treated. The use of condoms will minimize your risks of contracting the disease. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis affect kids?

Can trichomoniasis affect kids?

Trichomoniasis : Trichomoniasis in a mother can impact the newborn due to an ^ in preterm deliveries and low birth weight. It could impact a child who is sexually active at a young age or a child that is the victim of sexual abuse. ...Read more

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Why is trichomoniasis so common?

Trichomoniasis: Although the prevalence of trichomonas is estimated at 8 million cases/year, that is probably an underestimate. The reasons are that it is not reported nationally, many people have no symptoms ; the tests used to diagnose it have low sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis spread orally?

Doubtful: The normal routes of transmisssion for trichomoniasis are penis to vagina, vagina to penis or vagina to vagina. It would be uncommon for the infection to affect anus or mouth. ...Read more

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What does trichomoniasis look like?

What does trichomoniasis look like?

Trichomoniasis: May be silent in 70% of infected people. Symptoms may occur within 5 to 28 days or much longer out. Symptoms may be intermittent. Men may experience penile discharge, burning w urination ; /or ejaculation as well as itching internal to the penis. Woman may have a green/yellow/white or clear discharge as well as redness, itching, burning of tissues. Pain may occur with urination or with sex. ...Read more

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Could men give women trichomoniasis?

Could men give women trichomoniasis?

Yes: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease from a parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis. Most often women become infected by penis to vaginal contact or vaginal to vaginal contact. It reportedly can infect the mouth & anus but can NOT survive in those areas. ...Read more

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How can trichomoniasis be contracted?

Sexually: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease from a parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis. Most often women become infected by penis to vaginal contact or vaginal to vaginal contact. It reportedly can infect the mouth & anus but can NOT survive in those areas. ...Read more

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How could trichomoniasis be contracted?

Trichomoniasis : is an STD caused by the Trichomonas Vaginalis parasite. Most often women become infected by penis to vaginal contact or vaginal to vaginal contact. It reportedly can infect the mouth & anus but can NOT survive in those areas. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis reappear after months?

Can trichomoniasis reappear after months?

Reinfection: The chances are the trichomonas came back because of reinfection. The 'tricky' thing about trich is that not every one has symptoms - so perhaps your partner may have had it and couldn't tell you because they themselves didn't know. Best to see an Infectious Diseases doctor who are experts in this kind of thing- you and your partner(s) would need evaluation to stop the spreading back and forth. ...Read more

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Why is trichomoniasis more prevalent in women?

More symptomatic: It is probably not more prevalent, just more symptomatic and easier to notice. ...Read more

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Will trichomoniasis go away on its own in men?

Usually not: Usually not. It takes a single dose of an antibiotic, so easier enough to treat. Here is some information: http://www.cdc.gov/std/trichomonas/STDFact-Trichomoniasis.htm ...Read more

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Is it possible to get trichomoniasis from oral?

The normal: Routes of transmisssion for trichomoniasis are penis to vagina, vagina to penis or vagina to vagina. It would be uncommon for the infection to affect anus or mouth. ...Read more

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Need I tell my partner if I have trichomoniasis?

Yes,: If you want to be free of trichomoniasis both you ; your partner need to be treated. Trichomoniasis can be treated w one or multiple oral doses of Metronidazole or tinidazole. These are antibiotics which your doctor can order. It is my opinion that you are ethically obligated to inform your partner of this sexually transmitted disease. Take care. ...Read more

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My wife has trichomoniasis. Why don't I have it?

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Here are some ...: Two possibilities: Either you have been able to fend off trich or you're asymptomatic. Remember: Due to individual variation in defense immune ability, some people would not develop symptomatic infection or never get it despite being exposed to it. In other words, exposure to infectious agent doesn't mean contracting it, and contracting it doesn't necessarily mean going to develop symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get trichomoniasis on your own?

Is it possible to get trichomoniasis on your own?

That is not normal: Mode of transmission. Trichomoniasis is the most common std. It is due to infection with a parasite called trichomonas vaginalis. The normal routes of transmisssion for trichomoniasis are penis to vagina, vagina to penis or vagina to vagina. It would be uncommon for the infection to affect anus or mouth. ...Read more

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Why do so few places test men for trichomoniasis?

Why do so few places test men for trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis: Most importantly, most men don't have vaginas! If they report that their partners are + for Trichomoniasis they should of course should be treated. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to find trichomoniasis in a man?

Why is it so hard to find trichomoniasis in a man?

thricomonas: It may not be hard if you look at a centrifuges sample of the first portion of voided urine. ...Read more

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I my ever cheated so how can I get trichomoniasis?

You got it from: Your partner who got it from someone else trich is an std so someone ( not you) got it from someone else, you and your partner need to be treated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of trichomoniasis in a woman?

What are the symptoms of trichomoniasis in a woman?

Agree w Dr. Khanna: Trichomoniasis is an std caused by the trichomonas vaginalis parasite. Up to 70% of people w trichomoniaisis infection are asymptomatic.A trichomoniasis vaginalis parasitic infection can lead to greenish-yellow, malodorous vaginal discharge (which is sometime frothy). Women may have pain w urination, redness, burning ; itching of genitalia. ...Read more

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Can I get trichomoniasis from wiping the wrong way?

No: Wiping the wrong way promotes urinary infections from bacteria. Trichomonas is common in lady's mostly because changes in the acidity of the vagina.Live t. Vaginalis organisms in urine and semen samples have been found after being exposed to air for several hours. Although organisms are able to survive for hours on damp towels and clothes of infected women, it's unlikely to get it like that. ...Read more

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Does trichomoniasis affect men and women differently?

Does trichomoniasis affect men and women differently?

Yes: In men it may be asymptomatic or case a slight irritation of the urethra. In women is usually causes a malodorous vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis: May be silent in 70% of infected people. Symptoms may occur within 5 to 28 days or much longer out. Symptoms may be intermittent. Men may experience penile discharge, burning w urination ; /or ejaculation as well as itching internal to the penis. Woman may have green/yellow/white or clear discharge ; redness, itching, burning of tissues. Pain may occur w urination or w sex. ...Read more

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People with trichomoniasis typically have what symptoms?

Gals itchy, pain: Women can feel pain during sex, feel itchy inner thighs/vulva/vagina, or notice a funny smell or a thin green-yellow discharge from their vagina. ...Read more

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How long can a male have trichomoniasis without symptoms?

How long can a male have trichomoniasis without symptoms?

Decades: It hides out on a guy's prostate gland and can keep infecting his partner(s) for decades. This is commonplace. ...Read more

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If a male gets trichomoniasis, will it go away on its own?

If a male gets trichomoniasis, will it go away on its own?

Possibly: Probably not. It is a fungal infection which needs the correct medication for a perscribed period of time to be effective. ...Read more

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Is there any way a male would know if he has trichomoniasis?

Is there any way a male would know if he has trichomoniasis?

Testing: The discharge can be looked at under microscope or you can have a blood test to detect antibodies. Except for the clear discharge from the penis it is difficult to know. Your partner should also be tested. ...Read more

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I am always safe, should I still get tested for trichomoniasis?

Symptoms?: If you do not have symptoms, it is not worth routine testing. ...Read more

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Are symptoms for trichomoniasis the same as for other diseases?

Symptoms: Sometimes men are asymptomatic, yet carry the disease and can infect women. Womaen may have a fould smelling vagainl d//c. There may be soreness, itching and irritation of the genital area, urination or sexual intercourse may be uncomfortable or painful. ...Read more

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How can I keep from getting trichomoniasis if my bf's gf has it?

Agree w Dr. Khanna: If all 3 sexual partners are not treated -you will continue to reinfect each other. ...Read more

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Is there any ways for home cure of trichomoniasis? Anything at all?

No, but...: If properly diagnosed, taking a 2-gm single dose of metronidazoel or tinidazole is advised. There has been no known effective topical agent for trich. Besides, may trich-infected persons are free of symptoms. More? Ask your doc timely. To get the related thing for good care done correctly, follow instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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How can I treat my boyfriend for trichomoniasis without him knowing?

A/W Dr. Patterson: For physicians to try to coach in how to slip a person drugs without their knowledge while withholding information about a sexually transmitted disease that they have been exposed to - would be highly unethical. I don't know if this action on your part would be illegal. Recommend candor. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of getting trichomoniasis from an inanimate object?

Slim to none: The only way i can see that happening is if you were sharing sex toys (dildos) with a woman who was infected, and used the toy immediately after she did. ...Read more

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Why do males test negative for Trichomoniasis but the partner test positive ?

Why do males test negative for Trichomoniasis but the partner test positive ?

Sampling of trich: Well trich can be 'tricky' if I can make such a pun. The issue could be with the quality of the testing... so if your male partner is testing negative, it might be that either a) he didn't have it or b) the sample collected was not sufficient. It could also be that in your case c) perhaps it wasn't trich. I've seen that on rare occasions. Best thing to do is talk to your doc- maybe a couples visit ...Read more

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What is the typical dosage and time required to treat trichomoniasis in males?

Variable: I assume you have been diagnosed with trichomoniasis. If you have no allergies the standard dose is Metronidazole 2 grams one time. Alternatively, your doctor may prescribe 500mg twice a day for 7 days. ...Read more

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