What questions should I ask my doctor about trichomoniasis?

Review the following questions about trichomoniasis so you're prepared to discuss this important health issue with your healthcare professional.
  • Do over-the-counter products work for treating and preventing trichomoniasis?
  • Does my partner need to be treated?
  • What difference does it make whether I have trichomoniasis or a yeast infection?
  • If I have had trichomoniasis in the past and am pregnant, should I get tested for it even if I have no symptoms?
  • How do I identify trichomoniasis and avoid it in the future?
  • Do I need to refrain from sexual contact while I am being treated?
  • Will poor hygiene increase my risk of trichomoniasis?
  • Can trichomoniasis be passed on to my baby?
  • Are the drugs used for treating trichomoniasis safe for pregnant women?
  • What happens if I am infected with trichomoniasis but never get treated? Will it go away on its own?

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