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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: Trichomoniasis


 timjohnson - Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:43 am

my wife just got diagnosed with Trichomoniasis
but we both have been faithful
I had it about 6 years ago.
Is it possible the drugs we took did not take care of it the first time?
also, is this just a male-female disease
or can it be spread from male to male through oral sex?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:59 am

User avatar Hello,there are two things recurrence and reinfection.Reinfection should have atleat one infected partner.Recurrence means treatment failure or resistence to drug therapy.Trichomonas does not get transmitted by clothings,or bubble baths,but sex toys could transmit rarely.Partner treatment is essential to prevent recurrence.Metronidazole is the treatment of choice.Oral sex does not transmit the parasite.Best wishes.
 timjohnson - Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:05 am

thank you
but it seemed that, for 6 years, we had no symptoms...
does not make any sense it would, all of a sudden, show symptoms in her after all that time
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:51 am

User avatar Hello,Yes indeed ,this parasite could remain asymptomatic for quite some time.The condition is well amenable to therapy and nothing to worry.Do keep in touch.

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