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 Post subject: Trichomoniasis
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:51 am 

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Can you get trichomoniasis in any other way than sexually transmitted? I am married and got it. My family doctor who sees both my husband and I said there was a possibility of contacting it on a toilet seat. Is this possible? This doesn't seem possible to me. Wouldn't most little children get it that way? I think she was being tactful. She also claimed semen was sterile. HUH? We were both treated with flagle but I have been told that it can be hard to eradicate and some people are "carriers". He refuses to be tested to make sure it is safe. I don't feel comfortable having sex until he is tested. We are at a stalemate here.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:52 am 
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Hello Melody,

Thanks for your post. As far as we know, Trichomoniasis is sexually transmitted. The organism is actually a parasite that for women most often is found in the vagina, while men typically cary "trich" in the urethra (the tube where urine comes out). Men usually don't have symptoms; some women don't have symptoms, either, but they do more often than men and can experience things like irritation and discharge.

Trich can be cured, usually with a drug like Flagyl.

It's hard to rule anything out, and it's not too hard to imagine non-sexual scenarios where the parasite is transmitted. These are not well documented and are probably unlikely, I think we can say, but there are unexplained cases.

Sorry I don't have more to offer. Good luck and let us know how you're doing.

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