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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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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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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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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?

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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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