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nina_brown04
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I posted previously about my ex who went to the ER and they told him he had gonorrhea because he had symptoms of a bladder infection. Well I went today to get checked. I was told I have trich which is a shock to me. I never had any symptoms or anything. It also suggests that my bf was unfaithful or he had it before he met me and the clinic didn't test him for it. Do they test men for trich? I'm just really hurt and embarrassed right now.
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LilBlueSmurf
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The thing w/ some STIs is that many men and women have no symptoms at all. This is why it is SO important to get annual testing.

I can't say whether your boyfriend was unfaithful to you or whether he had it before he met you. He NEEDS to get tested for everything to be properly diagnosed and treated. He needs to tell his doctor that you have tested positive for trich and he needs to be tested.

As far as i know, they do test males for trich. It sounds like it was just some lazy medical practice for your boyfriends doctor to assume it was something w/o first testing for it.

I'm sure it goes w/o saying that you need to avoid all sexual contact until further STI testing for both of you is clear. And then you need to be using condoms, each and every time.

Check it out -- STI File: Trichomoniasis

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Thanks for your reply. They used a rapid test to test for it. Are those accurate? Also, is it possible that it could have been laying dormant in my ex? He got a full screening in May so the only explanantion is that he cheated (which I find hard to believe) or he just wasn't tested for it. But then again, before he and I got screened we had accidents with the condom and genital contact w/o a condom and my April test showed that I was negative for Trich. I'm confused. He claims he never cheated on me. But that is the only explanation. My gonorrhea and chlymadia tests come back tomorrow.
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I've been reading that the parasite it harder to detect in men so maybe thats the case
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