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can you have mutiple pap smears and not have trich be detected?

By July 27, 2011 - 1:39pm
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I've been with my bfax for 7 years and he's the only one I've been with. At first I read an article about trich and thought I had it but the symptoms went away so I didn't think anything of it. I've been pregnant 3 times and they've done pap smears and seen nothing. With my last pregnancy my pap came up abnormal but just said to get a pap after to see what it said. Six months after I went to a new doc and got a pap and the doc told me I had trich. She said that they weren't looking for it but they just happened to fins it. Is it possible that I've had it for 7 years and they got lucky in finding it or is it more likely that my boyfriend got it while we were together from someone else?

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Your story is interesting. According to the CDC, trichomoniasis can often has no symptoms, but women are more likely than men to get symptoms. The symptoms include a frothy, yellow-green vaginal discharge with a strong odor. The infection also may cause discomfort during intercourse and urination, as well as irritation and itching of the female genital area. In rare cases, lower abdominal pain can occur. Symptoms usually appear in women within 5 to 28 days of exposure. In women who are infected In women, a pelvic examination can reveal small red ulcerations (sores) on the vaginal wall or cervix. As you have learned, a pap smear may also diagnose the infection.
It would be hard to believe that you have had trichomoniasis for 7 years.The sores on the vaginal wall would have been detected during pelvic exams. It is most likely that the infection is recent and both you and your boyfriend need to get treatment.

July 27, 2011 - 4:20pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

This is not true. Because Trich and BV are so similar many doctors do not recognize it. I was in a relationship with someone for 4 years. I had frequent pap-smears don't once every 6 months. All my results came bck negative. I had a series of bacterial vagina's infections and my doctor kept prescribing flagyl but I intermittently got symptoms. Eventually I stopped taking flagyl and tried alternative medicine to balance my phone. My boyfriend and I broke up. I remained sexually abstinent for 1 year before having sex with a new guy. 6 months into my ne
w relationship I and my new partner were std tested. We both got negative results but I was told I had BV. I decided to not take flagyl because of a few posts I read online. Nevertheless, my new boyfriend and I had unprotected sex. 4 days later he started experiencing burning abd discharge from his penis. He went to the doctor and they told him hehad an std. They weren't sure what the disease was. I went to my doctor and she said nothing was wrong with me. I just have bacteria. I decided to go to another doctor who took a sample of cervix and looked under a microscope immediately herself. Boom! Trich was my problem. My new doctor prescribed flagyl and my boyfriend only used flagyl also. We are both now free of the infection.

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