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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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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Microscope (Definition)

Is a device which uses a lens or combination of lenses to magnify objects which are too small to be properly examined by the naked eye. In dentistry microscopes are routinely used to aid in diagnosis ...Read more


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Is it possible for you to see trichomoniasis in urin under a microscope?

Is it possible for you to see trichomoniasis in urin under a microscope?

Yes: One study showed that to prevent false negatives of trichomonas vaginalis in urine on wet mount, using direct microscopy under oil immersion at a magnification of ×1, 000 to find motile trichomonads – it should be maintained at 37 degrees c ; processed within 30 minutes of collection. ...Read more

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I was told a normal urine analysis would show trichomonas because the parasite can be viewed in the urine under the microscope they use.Correct?

I was told  a normal urine analysis would show trichomonas because the parasite can be viewed in the urine under the microscope they use.Correct?

Depends: It would likely show up on a full urinalysis if it included microscopy.In many clinical settings that step is omitted, since currently available chemical strips can identify most issues without the extra equipment or needed training.If you suspect an issue be sure to relay that information to the doc so they will look for it. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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Does trichomoniasis cause painful sex?

Does trichomoniasis cause painful sex?

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. Men can experience penile discharge, burning after urination, discomfort after ejaculation ; itching/ sensitivity of urethra. - yes it can cause painful sex or it may cause no symptoms. ...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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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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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