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If trichomoniasis is left untreated, within how many days of being infected it causes other diseases in the female body. Can it go untreated for 6 months and cause no problem in the female body. Is it possible.

BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Hyderabad
Dear Lybrate user! trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted paracytic infection. Mostly doesn't produce symptoms except in pregnant women. In normal women it causes foul smelling secretions from genital parts, redness itching, pain during urination and sexual intercourse. "it never spread to any other part" don't worry. Use condom for preventing further infections. Thank you.
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What treatment plan should I take in order to recover from trichomoniasis. It's been about 4 years now and I usually resort to remedies and self medication sometimes for relief. What injection? What antibiotics? For how long please?

Master in Materia Medica (M.D) Gold Medalist, BHMS, Fellowship in Applied Nutrition, fellowship in holistic health care, Post Graduate Certificate Course in Clinical Research
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi
For this you can have syphilinum 1 m single dose on first day and then after 3 days start with natrum mur 200 3 doses on single day at 6 hrs interval then wait for 7 days.
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If feel burning in vagina while having sex, if I am loosing my libido, if I was evaluation regularly till last months period on 21st September but still I am not pregnant, what does these means?

BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
You need to do urine pregnancy test. It should be done 10 days after missing your period. For example, if your date was 10th, then do the test on 20th. Before that, it can give a false negative or false-positive test.
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Trichomonas Vaginalis - How To Avert It?

DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Pune
Trichomonas Vaginalis - How To Avert It?
Trichomonas Vaginalis, a virus, which affects almost 7.4 million men and women each year. This virus can cause a sexually transmitted disease upon contact with a person who may be carrying the same. This condition is more common in women than it is in men and causes a variety of symptoms. Let us learn more about this infection.

Symptoms
This disease does not have any obvious symptoms until the problem becomes pretty severe. The symptoms for men include irritation inside the penis, discharge, and a burning sensation upon urination and ejaculation. The symptoms for women include a strong odour filled discharge that may also be greenish yellow in colour, pain in the lower abdomen in case the infection is extremely severe, itching and irritation in the vagina, and pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse.

Diagnosis
The gynaecologist or the general physician will usually carry out the diagnosis with the help of blood and urine samples that will be sent to the lab for testing. These tests will help in determining the spread and severity of the infection. The doctor will also use vaginal or urethral fluid in order to diagnose the issue with the help of further lab tests. Most doctors will tell you that it is harder to detect the presence of the virus in women than it is in men.

Treatment
The treatment of this disease is done with the help of metronidazole, which can be used to treat trichomoniasis in case the patient is pregnant. It is usually recommended that the sexual partner of the patient should also be treated for the infection so as to stem its spread. Also, the doctors will recommend abstinence from sex for the duration of the treatment. Antibiotics will also be prescribed for both partners. Usually, one will be asked to wait for all the symptoms to disappear before becoming sexually active again.

Complications
There is a risk of contracting the HIV virus in case pregnant women do not get treated for this disease on time. It can also cause premature rupture of the various membranes that protect the foetus, which can, in turn, lead to premature delivery of the baby. Further, women who are suffering from this disease are at higher risk of passing on the HIV virus to their partners. This happens when the woman is also infected with the HIV virus.

Prevention
There are various ways to prevent this disease including the proper use of condoms and limiting the number of sexual partners. Genital inflammation and pain should be checked by a doctor immediately to rule out the possibility of this STD. Also, one must take the necessary precautions to avoid catching and spreading this disease.

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I've e candida spores and psuedohyphae seen when done the pap smear. I'm 30 now. Result shows candida vaginitis. It's dense inflammation. Impression is candida vaginitis. My hba1c is 5.9. I'm taking metformin. Is there any medicine that i've to take? I kept 6 days vaginal suppository and a one time medicine orally. Should I take any further medication? Please help me. Coz my doc is saying i've to get admitted in hospital and go for 8 hours antibiotic injection for 5 days. Is there a need for all of that?

MBBS, M.S Obstetrics & Gynaecology, F.MAS FELLOWSHIP IN MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY, D. MAS Dipolma in MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY, FICRS, Fellowship in COSMETIC GYNAECOLOGY, Diploma in advanced Laparoscopy for Urogynaecology & Gynaec oncology, Basic training course in minimal invasive surgery in Gynaecology, Basics of Colposcopy, Fellowship in Cosmetic Gynaecology, Certificate course in diagnostic ultrasound imaging, Certificate of hands on training in hysteroscopy, Certificate course in diabetes, Fellowship in assisted reproductive technology, Certificate program in aesthetic Medicine, Certificate of operative Hysteroscopy, Certificate course in clinical embryology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
I've e candida spores and psuedohyphae seen when done the pap smear. I'm 30 now. Result shows candida vaginitis. It's...
if the infection is gone with suppository and medicine then there is no requirement if daily infection. your sugars are pretty under control as well
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Trichomonas Vaginalis - Know Complications Of It!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Guwahati
Trichomonas Vaginalis - Know Complications Of It!
Trichomonas Vaginalis, a virus, which affects almost 7.4 million men and women each year. This virus can cause a sexually transmitted disease upon contact with a person who may be carrying the same. This condition is more common in women than it is in men and causes a variety of symptoms. Let us learn more about this infection.

Symptoms

This disease does not have any obvious symptoms until the problem becomes pretty severe. The symptoms for men include irritation inside the penis, discharge, and a burning sensation upon urination and ejaculation. The symptoms for women include a strong odour filled discharge that may also be greenish yellow in colour, pain in the lower abdomen in case the infection is extremely severe, itching and irritation in the vagina, and pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse.

Diagnosis

The gynaecologist or the general physician will usually carry out the diagnosis with the help of blood and urine samples that will be sent to the lab for testing. These tests will help in determining the spread and severity of the infection. The doctor will also use vaginal or urethral fluid in order to diagnose the issue with the help of further lab tests. Most doctors will tell you that it is harder to detect the presence of the virus in women than it is in men.

Treatment

The treatment of this disease is done with the help of metronidazole, which can be used to treat trichomoniasis in case the patient is pregnant. It is usually recommended that the sexual partner of the patient should also be treated for the infection so as to stem its spread. Also, the doctors will recommend abstinence from sex for the duration of the treatment. Antibiotics will also be prescribed for both partners. Usually, one will be asked to wait for all the symptoms to disappear before becoming sexually active again.

Complications

There is a risk of contracting the HIV virus in case pregnant women do not get treated for this disease on time. It can also cause premature rupture of the various membranes that protect the foetus, which can, in turn, lead to premature delivery of the baby. Further, women who are suffering from this disease are at higher risk of passing on the HIV virus to their partners. This happens when the woman is also infected with the HIV virus.

Prevention

There are various ways to prevent this disease including the proper use of condoms and limiting the number of sexual partners. Genital inflammation and pain should be checked by a doctor immediately to rule out the possibility of this STD. Also, one must take the necessary precautions to avoid catching and spreading this disease.

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Trichomonas Vaginalis - Know How To Prevent It!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), Colposcopy Training
Gynaecologist, Raipur
Trichomonas Vaginalis - Know How To Prevent It!
Trichomonas Vaginalis, a parasite, which affects almost 7.4 million men and women each year. This parasite can cause a sexually transmitted disease upon contact with a person who may be carrying the same. This condition is more common in women than it is in men and causes a variety of symptoms. Let us learn more about this infection:

Symptoms:

This disease does not have any obvious symptoms until the problem becomes pretty severe. The symptoms for men include irritation inside the penis, discharge, and a burning sensation upon urination and ejaculation. The symptoms for women include a strong odour filled discharge that may also be greenish yellow in colour, pain in the lower abdomen in case the infection is extremely severe, itching and irritation in the vagina, and pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse.

Diagnosis:

The gynaecologist or the general physician will usually carry out the diagnosis with the help of blood and urine samples that will be sent to the lab for testing. These tests will help in determining the spread and severity of the infection. The doctor will also use vaginal or urethral fluid in order to diagnose the issue with the help of further lab tests. Most doctors will tell you that it is harder to detect the presence of the parasite in women, than it is in men. There are clear cut features on looking at the cervix and vagina for diagnosis.

Treatment:

The treatment of this disease is done with the help of medications, which can be used to treat trichomoniasis in case the patient is pregnant. It is usually recommended that the sexual partner of the patient should also be treated for the infection so as to stem its spread. Also, the doctors will recommend abstinence from sex for the duration of the treatment. The doctor may also prescribe antibiotics for both partners. Usually, one will be asked to wait for all the symptoms to disappear before becoming sexually active again.

Complications:

It can also cause premature rupture of the various membranes that protect the foetus, which can, in turn, lead to premature delivery of the baby.

Prevention:

There are various ways to prevent this disease including the proper use of condoms and limiting the number of sexual partners. Genital inflammation and pain should be checked by a doctor immediately to rule out the possibility of this STD. Also, one must take the necessary precautions to avoid catching and spreading this disease.
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Trichomonas Vaginalis - Know Complications Of It!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mohali
Trichomonas Vaginalis - Know Complications Of It!
Trichomonas Vaginalis, a virus, which affects almost 7.4 million men and women each year. This virus can cause a sexually transmitted disease upon contact with a person who may be carrying the same. This condition is more common in women than it is in men and causes a variety of symptoms. Let us learn more about this infection.

Symptoms

This disease does not have any obvious symptoms until the problem becomes pretty severe. The symptoms for men include irritation inside the penis, discharge, and a burning sensation upon urination and ejaculation. The symptoms for women include a strong odour filled discharge that may also be greenish yellow in colour, pain in the lower abdomen in case the infection is extremely severe, itching and irritation in the vagina, and pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse.

Diagnosis

The gynaecologist or the general physician will usually carry out the diagnosis with the help of blood and urine samples that will be sent to the lab for testing. These tests will help in determining the spread and severity of the infection. The doctor will also use vaginal or urethral fluid in order to diagnose the issue with the help of further lab tests. Most doctors will tell you that it is harder to detect the presence of the virus in women, than it is in men.

Treatment

The treatment of this disease is done with the help of metronidazole, which can be used to treat trichomoniasis in case the patient is pregnant. It is usually recommended that the sexual partner of the patient should also be treated for the infection so as to stem its spread. Also, the doctors will recommend abstinence from sex for the duration of the treatment. Antibiotics will also be prescribed for both partners. Usually, one will be asked to wait for all the symptoms to disappear before becoming sexually active again.

Complications

There is a risk of contracting the HIV virus in case pregnant women do not get treated for this disease on time. It can also cause premature rupture of the various membranes that protect the foetus, which can, in turn, lead to premature delivery of the baby. Further, women who are suffering from this disease are at higher risk of passing on the HIV virus to their partners. This happens when the woman is also infected with the HIV virus.

Prevention

There are various ways to prevent this disease including the proper use of condoms and limiting the number of sexual partners. Genital inflammation and pain should be checked by a doctor immediately to rule out the possibility of this STD. Also, one must take the necessary precautions to avoid catching and spreading this disease.

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Vaginitis - How To Detect It?

Karnatak University, India, J J M M C, DAVANAGERE, JJM Medical College, Davangre(Mysore University)
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Vaginitis - How To Detect It?
Vaginitis is the term which is used to refer to the inflammation of the vagina. In most of the cases, vaginitis occurs as a result of an infection of the vagina. The infection caused by vaginitis can result in discharge, pain and itching. Vaginitis can also be caused by non-infectious causes. Vaginitis is often caused because of an infection caused by yeast or bacteria. But it can also happen due to chemical or physical irritation. Some STDs cause vaginitis but not all the causes for vaginitis are related to STDs.

A reduction in the levels of estrogen after menopause can also cause vaginitis. The most common types of vaginitis are known as Bacterial vaginosis, Yeast infections and Trichomoniasis. Vaginitis is common in women who are in their reproductive years. It usually happens if there is a change in the balance of yeast or bacteria that are usually found in the vagina. If left untreated then it can cause complications. The risk of complications is greater in pregnant women. In severe cases it can also cause premature delivery, postpartum infections, increased vulnerability to HIV infection and even infertility.

Symptoms
There are many symptoms of vaginitis.

Some of the most common symptoms of vaginitis is irritation or itching of the genital area.
The itching can also lead to skin infections. The labia majora, labia minora and the perineal area can become inflamed.
There is vaginal discharge also.
Another common symptom is foul odor from the vagina. During sexual intercourse, there can also be pain or irritation in the vagina.
Another very painful symptom of vaginitis is painful urination as the woman may suffer pain while passing out urine.
There can also be light vaginal bleeding or even spotting.
If the cause of vaginitis is yeast infection then there will be a thick, white discharge from the vagina.
This discharge can be watery and in most cases have no smell.
Yeast infections will usually cause itchiness and make the vagina and vulva red.
Diagnosis
Diagnosis of vaginitis is based on the symptoms of the woman.

Diagnosis is made after a microscopy and culture of the discharge after a careful physical examination takes place.
Oral antibiotics, injections and antibiotics are used to treat vaginitis.
Creams are also prescribed which are put inside the vagina.
Estrogen creams are also prescribed for the treatment of this infection by medical practitioners.
If the infection is caused by an allergy then the product causing the allergy has to be figured and its use has to be stopped immediately.
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Trichomonas Vaginalis - How To Diagnose It?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diploma in Hospital Management
Gynaecologist, Trivandrum
Trichomonas Vaginalis - How To Diagnose It?
Trichomonas Vaginalis, a virus, which affects almost 7.4 million men and women each year. This virus can cause a sexually transmitted disease upon contact with a person who may be carrying the same. This condition is more common in women than it is in men and causes a variety of symptoms. Let us learn more about this infection.

Symptoms
This disease does not have any obvious symptoms until the problem becomes pretty severe. The symptoms for men include irritation inside the penis, discharge, and a burning sensation upon urination and ejaculation. The symptoms for women include a strong odour filled discharge that may also be greenish yellow in colour, pain in the lower abdomen in case the infection is extremely severe, itching and irritation in the vagina, and pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse.

Diagnosis
The gynaecologist or the general physician will usually carry out the diagnosis with the help of blood and urine samples that will be sent to the lab for testing. These tests will help in determining the spread and severity of the infection. The doctor will also use vaginal or urethral fluid in order to diagnose the issue with the help of further lab tests. Most doctors will tell you that it is harder to detect the presence of the virus in women than it is in men.

Treatment
The treatment of this disease is done with the help of metronidazole, which can be used to treat trichomoniasis in case the patient is pregnant. It is usually recommended that the sexual partner of the patient should also be treated for the infection so as to stem its spread. Also, the doctors will recommend abstinence from sex for the duration of the treatment. Antibiotics will also be prescribed for both partners. Usually, one will be asked to wait for all the symptoms to disappear before becoming sexually active again.

Complications
There is a risk of contracting the HIV virus in case pregnant women do not get treated for this disease on time. It can also cause premature rupture of the various membranes that protect the foetus, which can, in turn, lead to premature delivery of the baby. Further, women who are suffering from this disease are at higher risk of passing on the HIV virus to their partners. This happens when the woman is also infected with the HIV virus.

Prevention
There are various ways to prevent this disease including the proper use of condoms and limiting the number of sexual partners. Genital inflammation and pain should be checked by a doctor immediately to rule out the possibility of this STD. Also, one must take the necessary precautions to avoid catching and spreading this disease.

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