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Had urinalysis. Have Trichomonas Vaginalis, mucus threads seen, pus cells. Meaning?

hi! im Lai.. i had urinalysis yesterday and the doctor said that i have a Trichomonas Vaginalis based on the result.. I m taking other doctors opinion. please help.. thanks Urinalysis: color-light yellow appearance-sl.turbid specific gravity-1.005 pH-6.5 albumin-trace sugar-negative trichomonas vaginalis 1-3/hpf pus cells-12-16/hpf rbc-1-3/hpf epithelial cells- moderate a.urates/ a.phosphates-few mucus threads-occasional bacteria-few
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Pus cells of 12-16 and presence of trichomonas vaginalis organism in urine indicates you have urethritis or vaginal trichomoniasis.Rest of the findings in report are supportive of urinary tract infection.

Trichomonas vaginalis, a parasitic infection and is the etiologic agent of trichomoniasis.

Trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted infection of the urogenital tract, is a common cause of vaginitis in women, while men with this infection can display symptoms of urethritis.

'Frothy', malodorous, greenish vaginal discharge is characteristic of trichomoniasis.

This infection needs to be treated with metronidazole or tinidazole.
Metronidazole would normally be prescribed for a 7 day period and Tinidazole as a two day course, which appears to have a higher success rate than the single dose option.
Medication should be prescribed to any sexual partner as well because they may be asymptomatic carriers.

You can consult with gynacologist for clinical examination and treatment.

Hope this could help you.

Wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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