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Dr. Abby, US Board Certified MD
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Can you get trich any other way besides sex and would there

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can you get trich any other way besides sex and would there be a discharge in men all the time if he has had it
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.

Trichomonas is almost always sexually transmitted.

There have been studies done that have demonstrated trichomonas survival on toilet seats for some time (minutes to hours). However, whether this survival translates to disease transmission has been difficult to determine as we do not have people who volunteer for these types of studies. Theoretically, it is possible, but highly unlikely to occur.

Both men and women can have asymptomatic infections with trichomonas. Symptoms are much less likely to occur in men than in women who are infected.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I have been having sore testicles and pain in the groan area and mild burning inside the penis also some abdominal pain
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
Have you received any diagnosis at this point?
Was your partner diagnosed with trichomonas?

Dr Abby
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I just found out today I was wondering the pills I got metronidazole tablets can I grind them up and mix them with fruit juice I cant swallow pills
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
As long as it is not the extended release formulation you can crush it.
Make sure to avoid alcohol for three days after treatment.

Dr Abby
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

they are 2 tablets of 250 mgs twice a day for 3 days or 8 all at once

Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
Typically for trichomonas it is dosed as 2 grams as a single dose (which is 8 tablets) or 1 gram (four tablets) twice a day for one day.

It tastes terrible....I would try to get it done quickly.

Dr Abby