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trichomoniasis test

By Anonymous December 30, 2016 - 7:34am
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I have recently in the last 2 months been very itchy down below. I thought I had thrush, I had some tests taken and it came back thrush, they also done some tests for sti. I have been with my partner for 9 months and he is the only guy I have slept with and as far as I'm aware I was the only one too. My sti results came back normal so everything was fine. I still was so itchy down there. I went on numerous medication to treat myself and I still couldnt seem to get better. I had sex with my partner without a condom and had the morning after pill the next day. After 2 months I decided to go to the sexual health clinic. They done some tests on me and they came back fine, it even came back that I have no sign of thrush either. After all that hassle I got a call saying one of my results they were waiting for has came back positive which was that i had trichinosis. I was confused thinking how can I have this, I spoke to the nurse and she said if I haven't slept with anyone else its defo from my partner. I asked him if he slept with someone before me he said no. I then spoke to him face to face and he told me that years ago he did have sexual contact with another girl but they never had sex apparentley the penis was just touching the vagina. I dont know what to believe I am in shock. He said he never had sex with her but admitted to me that happened. He did say if his results come back negative its me but he knows I haven't slept with anyone else except him. What can i do? He spoke to the health adviser and she said if his results come back negative that means he never gave that to me.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your situation.
I am sorry to hear about what you have been through.

First thing is to confirm that your test result is positive for trichomoniasis and there was no error or mix up at the lab. Second, your partner must be tested.

Trichomoniasis is a very common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by infection with a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. Although symptoms of the disease vary, most women and men who have the parasite cannot tell they are infected.

The parasite is passed from an infected person to an uninfected person during sex. In women, the most commonly infected part of the body is the lower genital tract (vulva, vagina, or urethra), and in men, the most commonly infected body part is the inside of the penis (urethra). During sex, the parasite is usually transmitted from a penis to a vagina, or from a vagina to a penis, but it can also be passed from a vagina to another vagina. It is not common for the parasite to infect other body parts, like the hands, mouth, or anus. It is unclear why some people with the infection get symptoms while others do not, but it probably depends on factors like the person’s age and overall health. Infected people without symptoms can still pass the infection on to others.

Women with trichomoniasis may notice itching, burning, redness or soreness of the genitals, discomfort with urination, or a thin discharge with an unusual smell that can be clear, white, yellowish, or greenish.

Having trichomoniasis can make it feel unpleasant to have sex. Without treatment, the infection can last for months or even years.

Anonymous, the most important thing for you is to get treatment. Trichomoniasis can be cured with a single dose of prescription antibiotic medication (either metronidazole or tinidazole), pills which can be taken by mouth. It is okay for pregnant women to take this medication. Some people who drink alcohol within 24 hours after taking this kind of antibiotic can have uncomfortable side effects.


December 30, 2016 - 9:20am
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