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My wife has a yellowy brown discharge and did not respond to

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My wife has a yellowy brown discharge and did not respond to an antibiotic. The doctor is running a test for trichomoniasis among other things. How can someone pick up something like trichomoniasis?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  CamilleRN replied 2 years ago.
Hi and thank you for your question. I am a verified Expert and I am happy to help you today. trichomoniasis is a parasite that thrives in a moist , warm environment. While it is a sexually transmitted disease, It is not always passed sexually, it is possible to contract it from a toilet ( with direct contact to infected material) , a damp towel or wash cloth with fresh discharge containing the organisms. I hope this helps, please let me know if I can help you further:-)
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
How common is it to get it from a towel or seat or other source?
Expert:  CamilleRN replied 2 years ago.
It is not very common, but it does happen.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have joined a health club where guys sit unclothed on the benches while getting dressed. Would this be a possible source?
Expert:  CamilleRN replied 2 years ago.
Yes, while it would be easier for a female due to the design of the genitalia, I suppose it could be possible if you happened to sit on someone else's Trich discharge and it migrated to your penis. Unusual, but none the less, possible.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Last question, are the other STDs only contracted through sexual contact?

Expert:  CamilleRN replied 2 years ago.
Most STDs are spread via direct sexual contact with an infected person...the exception to the rule is herpes, pubic lice or trichamoniasis which can be contracted from a toilet seat or other means which would allow direct contact with the infection/infestation.
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