Trichomoniasis - harmless or dangerous? - How is

October 23, 2008

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What is trichomoniasis and how they can get sick

Trichomoniasis - an inflammatory disease of the genito-urinary organs, sexually transmitted. Trichomoniasis is caused by Trichomonas vaginalis - single-celled protozoa that can exist not only within the human body, but also outside it. Feeding occurs by absorption of Trichomonas cells, including bacteria (e.g., Neisseria gonorrhoeae) that can long maintain its viability in trichomonads. This explains the numerous relapses (exacerbation of the disease) gonorrhea when combined it with trichomoniasis. Trichomonas quickly dies at temperatures above 40º and disinfecting solutions.

Trichomoniasis is a very common disease, it is transmitted mainly through sexual contact, but there are cases of transmission through and through everyday personal care items, such as in the bath Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures  Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures

 How is | Trichomoniasis - harmless or dangerous?

How is trichomoniasis

The incubation period (the time from infection to the manifestation of disease symptoms) typically ranges from 5 to 15 days. Fresh trichomoniasis are acute, chronic (if the disease lasts for more than two months) and asymptomatic (trihomonadonositelstvo).

For trichomoniasis in women is characterized by multiple lesions of urogenital organs (vagina, urethra, bladder, etc.). When acute course of patients with trichomoniasis women appear yellow, sometimes foul-smelling vaginal discharge, itching, redness and swelling of the external genitalia, frequent painful urination, pain during sexual intercourse.

Men are more likely to suffer chronic trichomoniasis or are carriers of trichomonas (and the source of infection), but there are acute manifestations: discharge from the urethra, pain and burning sensation when urinating, pain in the perineum (if inflamed prostate gland). Affected the urethra, prostate, seminal vesicles, testes.

The severity of the disease depends on the general condition of the body, age and concomitant infection. So, if you have gonorrhea and candidiasis (a fungal disease - thrush) Trichomoniasis is difficult to treat and often becomes a chronic disease.

 How is | Trichomoniasis - harmless or dangerous?

Complications trichomoniasis

In women, trichomoniasis can cause infertility and various pathologies of pregnancy, such as preterm labor and premature rupture of membranes.

Long asymptomatic trichomoniasis in men can lead to male infertility due to destruction of the sperm producing. Furthermore, Trichomonas found in semen, reduced sperm viability and immobilize them.

 How is | Trichomoniasis - harmless or dangerous?

Diagnosis of trichomoniasis

To be diagnosed in women examined vaginal discharge Vaginal discharge  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.

In the blood by PCR can detect traces of DNA Trichomonas Trichomonas - leads to infertility  Trichomonas - leads to infertility
   - A more accurate method.

During the chronic and asymptomatic carriage of the presence of Trichomonas in the body to identify hard enough, it requires a comprehensive examination repeated.

 How is | Trichomoniasis - harmless or dangerous?

Treatment of trichomoniasis

Given the duration of the course, the tendency to chronic course of carriage and treatment of trichomoniasis should be carried out only after prior thorough examination and include both protivotrihomonadnye drugs and bracing means.

Furthermore, appointed by the local treatment to relieve local inflammation (baths, injections into the urethra, and so on) and physiotherapy.

The criteria for cure trichomoniasis is the presence of negative test results for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd day of the menstrual cycle The days of the menstrual cycle: Four phases  The days of the menstrual cycle: Four phases
   within three months.

 How is | Trichomoniasis - harmless or dangerous?

Prevention trichomoniasis

Prevention trichomoniasis - a monogamous sexual life (with one partner). If there was a suspicion of trichomoniasis, it should be examined and treated both partners, or reinfection.

Remember! Trichomoniasis is not as harmless as it is generally considered!

  Galina Romanenko

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Self-treatment of gonorrhea - not tempt fate - Treatment of gay men

March 29, 2012

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 treatment of gonorrhea in gay men

Treatment of gonorrhea in gay men

In the past few years the infection gonorrhea among gay men has become much more common than ever before. Simple types of the disease can be treated easily, others - more difficult due to their resistance to antibiotics Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?  Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?
 . The test for gonorrhea is not always detect this disease, which is a long time to progress, before it will begin to heal.



Normal urine test is not able to identify the oral or rectal gonorrhea among gay men. Analyses based on nucleic acid amplification, originally performed on the genitals, but they are now also used for oral and rectal examination.



Treatment of gonorrhea depends on the stage of the disease. If it's a simple case, in time detection, it is quite effective is treated with antibiotics. But if a patient's disease progression or for a long time resistant to certain drugs that need alternative therapies. Also, does it matter what part of the body is infected - a penis, rectum or mouth - will be assigned to a variety of drugs.



As the injection is usually recommended ceftriaxone, which is effective for all three zones infection. Spectinomycin is used in the infection of the rectum or penis.


Oral treatment

Oral treatment is prescribed for patients who have mild symptoms, or have only recently contracted the disease. Antibiotics are usually taken within 48-72 hours. If you need additional treatment, the antibiotics prescribed for seven to ten days.



People who have learned that they have gonorrhea Gonorrhea - self-ruled  Gonorrhea - self-ruled
 Should inform those with whom they have had sex. In other cases of infection of the disease will only increase in the gay community.

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