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What are the symptoms of a trich infection in throat? How easy is it for the body to fight it off? Would this cause bad breath?

Doctor's Assistant: When did the mouth odor begin? Have you used any medication for it?

A couple months ago. No medication

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about the mouth odor?

No

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5308532/

is a good article

Trichomoniasis throat or pharyngeal infections are very very rare.

99.99% of all sore throat cases would not be from Trichomoniasis.

99.999% of all cases of bad breath would not be from Trichomoniasis

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Of course :-) but I am asking because a previous sex partner had trich
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

I see

are you having sore throat symptoms? did you have oral sex on her?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
sorry for the delay - had to workyes i had oral sex with her, no, no sore throat at all. no swollen glands. just a new bad breath smell coming from deeper in the throat, mouth wash just masks it, not removes it... slightly fishy(?) i don't know how fishy fishy should smellcan i heal trich on my own?
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

no, you can't treat trich on your own

this may not be trich

it could be something else like H Pylori bacteria in your stomach which can cause bad breath odors

you need to see your doctor for more testing and evaluation.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
any tips to diagnose this without seeing the doctor?
any tell tale signs, for or against?
the smell comes and goes
i meant to ask is it possible for your body to naturally fight off the infection?
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

yes, your body can fight off infection

you may not have an infection

the odor could be from excessive stomach acid.

only testing can find out if you have an infection or not.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
DR .David, thank you very much for your answers. I hear what you are saying, that tests are the only way to know for sure. I appreciate and echo that!Only problem is i am uninsured, going to the doctor is very expensive for me. So please, if i may, let me ask you some final questionsSeeing that I am not presenting like the gentleman in that article you sent me (TY BTW) - i don't have swelling or sore throat - and that the smell comes and goes and might be going away, would it be reasonable to wait before going to the doctor to see if the smell goes away completely? Meaning in your professional opinion there is at least a 50%+ chance i can fight this off naturally / it is not even trich?even if i gave oral sex to a previous partner who i was told had trich, what are the odds of infection anyways? 50%? 20%?
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

there are ways to see doctors are free clinic for testing

you can apply for medicaid insurance in your state

you can also be treated at a local university medical center where they treat patients without insurance.

you can wait

you can work on decreasing stomach acid and see if that helps.

medications like zantac and prilosec can help decrease stomach acid.

chances of you having trich in your throat is 1% or less

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
1% or less even after having oral sex with someone who i know to have trich? - for the sake of argument let's say we know for sure they had it
surely that would be a bit higher - the little parasites must be tougher than that! no?
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

no, it would not be higher

trich spreads through intercourse, not through oral sex

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i understand. thx
And if I had trich infection in throat, what are the odds my body could fight it off without treatment?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
in your professional estimation - is trich very powerful? or not very virulent in the throat?
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

if you did contract a trich infection in your throat, it means your body can't fight it off

trich in the throat is super super rare.

that one case they saw, the doctors had to write it up and publish it because it was so rare.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i understand completely! please just humor me one last question
how rare is flagil resistant trich? I have been doing more reading and i put some connections together - i was having UTI like symptoms a month ago. and pain in my bladder area. a doctor prescribed 7 days of flagil for me at 2 grams a day for diverticulitis. as i understand that is the medication you would give for trich as well.How rare is flagil resistant trich? I know it is on the rise, but (hypothetically) what are the odds i was exposed to a flagil resistant strain?
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

flagyl resistant trich is very very rare.

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