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Sexually Transmitted Infections
Posted on: 08/28/2007
I'm 20 now and it seems every time I have sex I get a bacteria infection, Trich. I go to my doctor and she gives me a prescription for Flagyl. But could I be a carrier for Trich? Is it possible? I'd say 7 out of 10 times of having sex, I get it. Also, I didn't get a prescription this time until maybe 5 days later. I'm swollen, it burns to pee, it hurts to sit. Could this lead to something worse?
It's not likely that you are a "carrier" for trichomoniasis, which is the most common curable STD in young, sexually active women like yourself. It is more likely that you are getting repeated infections. All of your sexual partners should be treated for trichomonas or any other STD you are diagnosed with, or else they will keep giving it back to you. You should also avoid intercourse until you and your partner(s) have completed treatment and no longer have any symptoms. Women usually have symptoms, as you do, but men usually do not. Women can also spread the infection to other women through vaginal contact. And don't forget, you will pretty much reduce the chance of getting trichomonas or other STDs if you use condoms every time you have sex. If you do not get better after treatment, you need to see you doctor again.