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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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Trichomonas (Definition)

An infection of the vulva or vagina and associated with ...Read more


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What does trichomoniasis look like under microscope?

What does trichomoniasis look like under microscope?

Tailed organism: A round or oval organism with four(4) flagella(tails) extending from the cytostome( cell mouth), a fitth flagella also exist but it does not extend out but it wraps around the surface of the organism. ...Read more

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What does trichomoniasis discharge look like?

Discharge from trich: Copious foamy frothy watery discharge is typical in females but up to 40% may have no symptoms. Males typically are aysmptomatic with only 20% having symptoms. ...Read more

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What is your discharge supposed to look like after getting treated for trichomoniasis?

What is your discharge supposed to look like after getting treated for trichomoniasis?

Don't know your: Gender. For male would want discharge to stop. For female would anticipate that discharge will go back to baseline vaginal secretions - leukorrhea. ...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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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?

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