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I was recently shocked to be diagnosed with what my gynecologist referred to as trichomiosis. She informed me it's an STD and can only be transferred through sex. I'm a little confused at reading other testimonials about how people caught the disease by eating undercooked meats or from an unsanitary health situation.

What's the truth here? is it just sexually attained? or can someone catch it through bacteria in food as well?

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They are two different disease's which sound somewhat alike.
TRICHOMONIASIS (trich) is a common sexually transmitted disease affecting both men and women. It causes vaginal infections in women and urethral infections in men. It is spread thru sexual contact and takes from 3 to 28 days to develop. "Trich" can survive on infected objects like sheets, towels and underwear and can be spread thru sharing them.
Symptoms for women are, genital itching/burning, vaginal/vulvar redness, frothy yellow green discharge with a fould odor, blood spotting, frequent painful urination, discomfort during intercourse and abdominal pain.
Mens symptoms are asymptomatic, but if his symptoms should appear..
Unusual penile discharge, painful urination, burning after ejaculation and a tingling inside of the penis.
METRONIDAZOLE (flagyll) 500mgs. 2-3 times a day for 7-10 days.
Both partners must be treated. (should be)

Here is where you are getting confused.
TRICHINOSIS..is also known as TRICHINELLOSIS. Is a worldwide, foodborne disease caused by an intestinal round worm. Occurs sometimes in people who eat sausage and other meat products containing pork.
IT IS NOT SPREAD PERSON TO PERSON OR THRU SEXUAL CONTACT.
People exposed to this parasite may have muscle soreness and pain together with swelling of the upper eyelids, thirst, sweating, chills, fever, diarrhea and weakness may be present.
Symptoms develop 8-15 days after eating infected meat. It is diagnosed thru a blood test and treated with MEBENDAZOLE. One you have contracted this the first time, you will more than likly develop a resistance to further outbreaks.
Your Doctor is correct. What you have is an STD that you picked up thru sexual contact. Maybe you should check to see who you have been intimate with so that perhaps they can get on the medication as well.
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