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Why Do I Keep Getting Trichomonas
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
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
If you've been treated for trichomonas but your partner has not been treated and they perform oral sex on you, could you get trichomonas again?
I've been treated twice for trich and haven't been sexually active. But my symptoms will not go away. How can I get some relief from Trichomonas?
Confirm a diagnosis: If your diagnosis of "trich" was made twice and you and partner (s) were treated with metronidazole for one or for 7-10 days, your "symptoms" may be due to something other than trich. You may need a reevaluation to confirm your diagnosis and/or exclude other diagnoses. Resistance of trich to metronidazole, though very rare, should also be considered as well as other treatment options by your gyn. ...Read more
What do it means when you wipe yourself and it's like brown yeast I'm currently taking Clindamycin Can that cause it and can you get Trichomonas t?
Probably not yeast: Presumably you mean brown vaginal discharge, not anal. Clindamycin could trigger a vaginal yeast infection, but yeast usually causes only a little white discharge or none at all; the main symptom is irritation and itching. Trichomonas can cause brown discharge, but is an STD; you only catch it from sex partners. See doctor, get tested for vaginal infections and STDs. ...Read more
Not as an infection: Trichomonas vaginalis causes an infection with discharge and symptoms when it is present in the female vagina or male penis. It can survive in the mouth and anus so they can act as a reservoir, but it doesn't cause an infection at those sites. It can also survive on moist surfaces outside the body for several hours. ...Read more
Can you get trichomonas infection from public pools and hotels or our sex toys. My husband and I have been together for 13 years and have not cheated?
Do men and women get the same drug for treating trichomonas, my wife was given metronidazole and I was norfloxacin, is it correct?
Hi im 21 yrs old I checked my urine it shows trichomonas vaginals positive the leucocytes 12-15, eryi 1-2 will I get big problem and hiv?
Check for other STDs: Trichomonas is a very common vaginal infection. It is an STD; your sex partner must be treated or you will be reinfected. Also get tested for other STDs, if not yet done (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV). Ttrichomonas increases the risk of HIV if exposed, but by itself that doesn't mean high risk for HIV. That depends primarily on other risk factors, like partner at risk, condom use, etc. ...Read more
Strange discharges and get yellow/green+itchs.10days of flagyl+vaginal ovule.10days of cipro (ciprofloxacin) but still green yellow discharge. Why? 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
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 don't 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
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
Parasite: 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 with an antibiotic; METRONIDAZOLE ...Read more
Trichomoniasis: Go to CDC website for great information. It is considered the most common STD in the US. ...Read more
Hard to say: You provided no information about how you were diagnosed or if & how you were treated. The most accurate responses are based on accurate information. Without proper diagnosis I don't know if you had it. Without treatment it would likely persist. Success of treatment would depend on what it was. ...Read more
What are the risk factors for both male and female who have had trichomonas? And can it be dangerous to ones health?
I think I have trichomonas what meds should I buy and what dosage should I take? And also can my husband use the meds?
Trichomonas Culture: Cultures are the gold standard for diagnosis of trichomonas vaginalis. This is the protozoan parasite that causes trichomoniasis. A liquid medium in a clear pouch can be inoculated with a specimen. The results are usually available in 2 - 5 days. A wet mount looking microscopically for moving trichomonads is the fastest method. ...Read more
No: Unfortunately there is no way to know how long it has been there. ...Read more
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