- Trichomonas - leads to infertility
Diagnosis of trichomoniasis
If you suspect trichomoniasis should be addressed to the gynecologist, which you pass routine inspection. If for any reason you do not want to do it (even adults may experience psychological discomfort, referring to the doctor about STDs), you can go to an anonymous room, where you will also have effective assistance. Such offices now have almost all the cities, and the information on them can be easily found on the Internet. There you can and hold tests for STDs, and get the necessary treatment - all this is done anonymously.
Diagnosis of trichomoniasis is difficult because its symptoms are similar to symptoms of many other STDs. However, when suspected trichomoniasis doctor necessarily examines the genital area. In women, Trichomonas infection at the walls of the vagina and on the cervix usually appear red spots.
Male genitalia and inspect, checking them for signs of inflammation.
The diagnosis should always be confirmed by laboratory tests (detection of Trichomonas in secretions). To be diagnosed in women examined vaginal discharge
Men - discharge from the urethra and prostate secretion. Under the microscope, looking strokes painted in a special way and identify infectious agent. Held as microbiological research with crop selections on nutrient media and subsequent identification of the causative agent.
Discharges in women when there is cause for concern
not always possible to detect Trichomonas, so now in addition to smear Trichomonas detected in the blood of a very accurate method of PCR (DNA revealed Trichomonas).
After the treatment is carried out mandatory laboratory confirmation of cure, which is considered a criterion for the presence of negative test results for the first, second and third day of the menstrual cycle
The days of the menstrual cycle: Four phases
within three months.
Since the results of the initial inspection is not sufficient to diagnose trichomoniasis, a doctor makes a smear microflora (both men and women), and sends it to a laboratory for analysis. For the diagnosis of trichomoniasis in men can also be analyzed urine. The results are known, usually a few days later.
If the physician has good reason to believe that the patient trichomoniasis, it may recommend starting treatment before the test results will be ready. This will cure the infection as soon as possible and reduce the risk of further spread. In this case, the doctor should inform the patient that he was prescribed the drug without being absolutely sure that he has the infection
There is a slight chance that tests will give false negative results. For this reason, if the analysis shows that you are not infected with Trichomonas (and you do not have other STDs), but typical symptoms persist, it makes sense to do the analysis again, in a different clinic.
False-positive test results to Trichomonas - are extremely rare.
If the test results show that you have trichomoniasis, it is important to tell your current partner, and partners with whom you have been in a relationship for the last 6-12 months. All they need to be examined and, if necessary, treated. Usually, a doctor telling a patient test results immediately talks to them about why it is necessary to inform partners about their disease. In some cases, the doctor may, with the permission of the patient's own contact with its partners, and invite them to be tested. All this is not obligatory (you, of course, no one can force her to inform former and current partners such bad news), but it is necessary to ensure that reduce the likelihood of further spread of the disease. By doing this, of course, a bad step, you will be able to protect against the disease for many people.
If you are sick trichomoniasis
Trichomoniasis - harmless or dangerous?
in the past, and fully recovered, report it to your future partners not required - Trichomonas in your body is no more, and therefore there is no danger to the partners.