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How could I have contracted Tich?

By Anonymous July 5, 2011 - 12:58pm
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I have had vaginal pains off and on for the past few months. I finally saw a gyno last week. I received a call today giving the test results stating that I have Tric. Now, I have had the same sexual partner for over a year and feel very confident that I have been his only partner as well. So with this being said, with no infidelity in the relationship I dont understand how I have contracted this std. They said that it wouldnt be something Ive had for awhile because it shows itself in women with a strong odor and discharge. Neither of which I have ever experienced! Ive never experienced foul odor or funky discharge. Ive never even had a yeast infection. So in short ive never had any problems with my girl other than the pain I was experiencing! Now I have to tell my other half I have Tric and that he should go get tested at the same tme trying to convince him that I havent had sex with anyone else other than him in over a year! I have read that men can have it but not show symptoms. Is it possible this is something he has been carrying without knowlegde and therefore passed it on to me. Im so frustrated at the thought beacause the fact that it was detected before I started showing any of the typical symptoms shows that I know my body. If in fact I have been his only partner why would it just now be showing up? HELP!!!

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Hi Anon,

Thanks for your question. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the only way you could have Trichomoniasis is through sexual contact. This is something that you will have to bring up to your boyfriend so that he is tested and treated.

Although many men have no symptoms, here are some symptoms that they could experience:
Discharge from the penis (usually in the morning)
Itching and/or irritation in the urethra and (less often) the thighs
Pain or discomfort when urinating
Burning sensation after ejaculation
Men may have no symptoms, or symptoms may disappear after several weeks; however, even without symptoms, an infected man may continue to infect his sexual partners

Trichomoniasis is usually treated successfully with antibiotics. It is easily passed back and forth between sexual partners, so both should be treated, even if only one has symptoms.

While you are on medication:
Avoid sexual intercourse
Do not drink alcohol

Measures to prevent trichomoniasis include:
Using condoms during sexual intercourse
Being monogamous or limiting the number of sexual partners

Best of luck to you!


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