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How is trichomonas vaginalis diagnosed? Is a pap test also able to diagnose it?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
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Trichomonas is a sexually-transmitted infection that can cause vaginal discharge and irritation.
It may show up on a pap test, but a better test for diagnosis is to examine a swab of vaginal secretions under the microscope. The organism can be seen and treatment can be prescribed.

In brief: An STD

Trichomonas is a sexually-transmitted infection that can cause vaginal discharge and irritation.
It may show up on a pap test, but a better test for diagnosis is to examine a swab of vaginal secretions under the microscope. The organism can be seen and treatment can be prescribed.
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