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can a man give a woman trichamonias through oral sex

By April 9, 2010 - 11:09pm
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Hi Strawberry12

Thank you for your question and welcome!

Trich is a parasite and can live for a few hours outside the body. Going from oral sex to other kinds and back to oral again can transmit the disease. Women are more likely to show symptoms that men.

Symptoms for trich include:

A foul-smelling, greenish-yellow discharge from the vagina (often in large amounts)
Irritation, itching, and/or soreness in the vulva, perineum, and (less often) the thighs
In severe cases, inflammation of the vulva and perineum
Red spots on the vaginal walls and surface of the cervix
Pregnant women who are infected with trichomoniasis may have premature or low-birth weight babies

You can read a lot more on our Trich page here: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/trichomoniasis#definition

Strawberry12, are you experiencing some symptoms that you're worried about? Do you suspect a partner may have given you an STD?

April 10, 2010 - 6:57am
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