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Trichomonas:

It is a parasite. 10-30 micrometer which is responsible for one of the most widespread STDs worldwide. It is a microscopic and not visible with eye.Trichomonaisis is sexually transmitted disease induce by Trichomonas. It is very common among female patients ,however, it could live in urethra of male genital and cause symptom or be completely symptomatic. We have seen many patients that having partner with positive Trichomonas test result and they wonder if they are source of the infection or not or if they need to get treatment. We answer all your questions and your concern during your visit.

 

 

Trichomonas and STD:

Trichomonas is sexually transmitted disease. It means that it gets transmitted by sex, so obviously more common with female with multiple sexual partners or with male with multiple sexual partners.

If you are monogamous but your partner has multiple partners then you are at high risk as well.

If you get diagnosed with Trichomonas it is recommended that you get evaluated for other STDs to make sure that you have not been exposed.

 

 

Diagnosis:

Testing for trichomanos could be challenging as many tests might not be sensitive enough or has limitation for diagnostic in male patient. There has been indirect testing such as antigen for Trichomonas however in real clinical practice we had many patients with false negative or inaccurate result. Trichomonas must be diagnosed by experienced physician by direct analysis. The most important obstacle is in order to do direct microscopic study then the physician has to have laboratory licensing. In the past any physician could do microscopic study in office ,however, with new CLIA regulations and restriction then it is not that easy ,so doctors unable to do microscopic study unless they have special permission. CLIA was established to increase quality and accuracy of laboratory in United States.

 

 

Treatment:

Trichomonas gets treated by anti-parasit. It will be recomended to abstain from sex for certain period of time. We are able to treat you on same day of your visit. We are able to give you same day test result and same day treatment.

 

Trichomonas Prevention

 

Follow these guidelines.

  • Abstain from sexual intercourse; or,
  • Use a latex condom properly, every time you have sexual intercourse, with every partner.
  • Limit your sexual partners. The more sex partners you have, the greater your risk of encountering someone who has this or other STDs.
  • If you are infected, your sexual partner(s) should be treated. This will prevent you from getting re infected.

 

 

 

 

 

Symptom in Female:

Itching

Vaginal discharge

abdominal pain

Vaginal odor

etc

or no symptom at all

 

 

Symptom in Male:

Urethral discharge

urethral itching

burning

odor

pain on epidydimis

etc

or no symptom at all

 

 

Bacterial Vaginosis , Fungal, Parasite Testing &

Evaluations Today

 

Bacterial Vaginosis is common infection in patient with multiple sexual partners, so the presence of STDs must always be considered. We commonly see patients in our clinic who complain of vaginal discomfort and have been using intra vaginal cream and medicine without effect. They mostly get self treated for a yeast infection which does not effect the bacteria. We also see many patients complaining of recurring symptoms.

 

A Doctor must obtain a complete patient history, perform a physical exam, and obtain appropriate samples for testing.

We evaluate test and treat patients with bacterial vaginosis with a high success rate. This success is based on the fact that we always do a complete work up and we pay close attention to the sexual partners role in symptomatic patients. We always consider treating both partners. Multi factorial possibilities for BV make it challenging to treat. For example, if you have trichomonas then it does not mean that you do not have other bacteria! If you just get treated for trichomonas you may feel better but not 100% and you may still have symptoms if you have a co infection with other organisms.

Not much is known as to how women get BV, however, we do know that those who have never had sexual intercourse are rarely affected. So important question is that if it is a STD? Could your boyfriend could give you BV if his ex was infected? If partner needs to get treated if he does not have any symptom? Further studies and research may be needed to answer similar questions.

 

 

We do know that you do not get BV from bedding, toilet seats, swimming pools, or from touching objects. It is still not clear what role sexual activity plays in the development of BV.

 

Symptoms of BV (could be one or more of following)

Vaginal discharge

Odor

Itching

Burning during urination

Vaginal tingling

Or according to CDC �no symptoms at all�

 

Testing and Diagnosis (learn what makes us really different)

The gold standard testing for Bacterial Vaginosis is direct Microscopic study (Gram Stain / wet mount). Cultures or Pap smears which are routinely performed are not a truly effective diagnostic test for BV. Please refer to CDC guidelines for further information. Direct microscopic study requires special laboratory licensing, quality control, proficient testing, and above all expertise. As a result, not many physicians or clinics are able to perform direct microscopy such as gram stain and they are limited to other methods. We have a variety of options in our center to choose from when it comes to Bacterial Vaginosis evaluations including gold standard microscopic testing.   

 

Complications of BV if Left Untreated

1 - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease with ultimate infertility

2 - Susceptibility to HIV infection

3 - Susceptibility to other STDs, such as Gonorrhea & Chlamydia

 

Prevention of BV

Be abstinent.

Limit the number of partners.

Do not douche.

Use all of the medicine prescribed for treatment of BV, although the signs and symptoms may have gone away.

 

Treatment

BV is the effect and not the cause. Effective treatment depends on diagnosis, diagnosis and diagnosis. Not every patient is the same. The right antibiotic and treatment duration with possible life style changes could possibly be recommended by a doctor after the cause is uncovered.

 

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