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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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Why is trichomoniasis so common?

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

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 trichomoniasis fatal?

No: 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. Complications of untreated trichomoniasis include the development of pelvic inflammatory disease in women. Complications in both men ; women can ^ risk. ...Read more

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Why is trichomoniasis called trick?

Trich: Not trick but trich (pronounced trick) - short for trichomoniasis. ...Read more

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Can u get trichomoniasis fr oral sex?

Can u get trichomoniasis fr oral sex?

No: Trichomonas vaginalis does not survive in the mouth or rectum, therefore you cannot contract it in your mouth from oral or anal sex. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis lead to sterility?

Yes, sometimes: Trichomonas is an std caused by a single-celled parasite (it has 4 flagellae "tails" and can "swim"). In men, trichomonas infections have been reported to cause decreased sperm count and decreased sperm movement, leading to a greater risk of infertility. In women, trichomonas increases the risk of infertility by causing pelvic inflammatory disease in the fallopian tubes and connected areas. ...Read more

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