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Can trichomoniasis occur naturally in woman?

Can trichomoniasis occur naturally in woman i had sharp pains in my tummy went to er was told i had trichomoniasis but my husband does not have it nor have i been with anyone else and i had no other symptoms just sharp pains in my tummy.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
actually trichomoniasis should be confirmed by lab tests not just a sharp pain in stomach.but if docs there have proven trichomoniasis your answer is no.the prevealnce of this disease is equal in women and men and 50-70% asymptomatic in women and 80% asymptomatic in men.this means it is not necessary to be seen in your partner also.but your partner should be treated as you you see it is sometimes asymptomatic but should be treated.

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ok but my husband was tested and the dr did not say for sure if it was trichinosis or trichomoniasis and they are 2 separat things
Trichinosis is infection with the roundworm Trichinella spiralis. Symptoms: Abdominal discomfort; Cramping; Diarrhea; Fever; Muscle pain (especially muscle pain with breathing, chewing, or using large muscles).

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. Symptoms: Women: Discomfort with intercourse; Itching of the inner thighs; Vaginal discharge (thin, greenish-yellow, frothy or.

and dr gave me metronidazole 250 mg
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General & Family Physician Dr. Saeed Reza Sarir's  Response
i know about them being 2 different things.but your question was about trichomoniasis.about trichinosis or trichinellosis abdominal pain is a sign in the first phase but as disease progress(invading the muscles) it manifest with sever sign and symptoms.but like trichomoniasis lab tests should confirm the diagnosis and once confirmed the drug of choice is mebendazole 200-400 mg three times a day for 3 days then 400-500 mg three times a day for 10 days.metronidazole is used also but is not the drug of choice as the first line treatment.
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