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I think I brought something back from a farm, help?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 6, 2007
  • 00:53 PM

So, Im a Vet Tech in less than 3 weeks. Last week (Oct 1-5) I went to a rescue farm for my large animal practicum. 70+ pot belly pigs, 30 or so horses, 20 donkeys and ponies, 40+ alpacas. There was also the dairy/beef farm I visited and the chicken farm. Not ONLY this but the water all comes from one well and smells of sulfur.

Nice yeah? I loved the place, its as clean as a farm can get pretty much =\ But thursday night I noticed a change in the consistency of my vaginal secretions..Its chunkier, almost like nasal discharge and I guess youd call it greyish? There isnt an abundance though, its not really being secreted alot but its there..By friday I noticed cloudy urine and slight discomfort around my left ovary area. This morning, my urine was so cloudy that I couldnt see through it. My left ovary is constantly sore now, but nothing too discomforting. I havent had sex yet to determine if it would be incomfortable.. dont plan on it either.. No difficulty urinating, no burning when I urinate, I havent noticed much of a smell to it either..

Since I went on a farm.. Im thinking I may have gotten Trichomoniasis? Its a parasite. Couldnt be Bilharzia? I have the impression its only in developing countries. Anyways, I have to wait all weekend to even do something about it, so Im really really curious. I also have cysts on my ovaries if that helps..

Any clues? Thanks!

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  • The ovarian cysts may be causeing your pain, in the ovary....The first urine of the day is ALWAYS cloudy, cause it has been in your bladder for many hours over night. See your GYN, sounds like you may have a yeast infection. Water with sulfur is not harmful, it just smells badly. Check out this link on Trichomoniasis http://www.cdc.gov/std/Trichomonas/STDFact-Trichomoniasis.htm "Trichomoniasis is caused by the single-celled protozoan parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. The vagina is the most common site of infection in women, and the urethra (urine canal) is the most common site of infection in men. The parasite is sexually transmitted through penis-to-vagina intercourse or vulva-to-vulva (the genital area outside the vagina) contact with an infected partner. Women can acquire the disease from infected men or women, but men usually contract it only from infected women""Just visiting a farm, isn't going to give you anything, unless you were doing something in the hay mow with an infected person..... OR you get bitten by a tick, that has Lyme Disease and co infections. Don't try to self dx, go see a dr.Take Care~~Dee
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 8, 2007
    • 11:29 AM
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  • It could be Trich. but you do need to get in and checked out. Never a smart thing to delay diagnosing possible infections.BTW I worked in animal care and there are many diseases carried by animals that people can get including the nasty parvovirus. So you must practice good hygiene and sanitation practices all the time; washing your hands, shoes and clothes frequently and using protective clothing and gloves etc. etc. Try to avoid getting stuff splashed on you or into your face (sadly, in some working enviroments like farms you cannot avoid not getting dirty). Avoid touching your unwashed hands to your face or eating or drinking with out washing up good first. You want to avoid cross contamination so you, your family and pets, and the animals you take care of want have diseases spread between all. So you must be careful when handling sick animals. Hopefully your school has emphasized the pre-cautions you need to always take while working with a large number of animals. Get that possible vaginal infection checked out promptly; delaying a diagnosis can cause more problems for you.So, Im a Vet Tech in less than 3 weeks. Last week (Oct 1-5) I went to a rescue farm for my large animal practicum. 70+ pot belly pigs, 30 or so horses, 20 donkeys and ponies, 40+ alpacas. There was also the dairy/beef farm I visited and the chicken farm. Not ONLY this but the water all comes from one well and smells of sulfur. Nice yeah? I loved the place, its as clean as a farm can get pretty much =\ But thursday night I noticed a change in the consistency of my vaginal secretions..Its chunkier, almost like nasal discharge and I guess youd call it greyish? There isnt an abundance though, its not really being secreted alot but its there..By friday I noticed cloudy urine and slight discomfort around my left ovary area. This morning, my urine was so cloudy that I couldnt see through it. My left ovary is constantly sore now, but nothing too discomforting. I havent had sex yet to determine if it would be incomfortable.. dont plan on it either.. No difficulty urinating, no burning when I urinate, I havent noticed much of a smell to it either..Since I went on a farm.. Im thinking I may have gotten Trichomoniasis? Its a parasite. Couldnt be Bilharzia? I have the impression its only in developing countries. Anyways, I have to wait all weekend to even do something about it, so Im really really curious. I also have cysts on my ovaries if that helps.. Any clues? Thanks!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 11, 2007
    • 01:29 AM
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  • Don't drink the water. Cryptospiridium, giardia etc.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 13, 2007
    • 11:59 AM
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  • Rad is right; water borne illnesses are always something to be wary about when working in such conditions as at the farm or in large kennels.Dogs for instance carry giardia; I had gotten giardia once probably form water being splashed into my face while working in the kennels. It only takes a microscopic amount of bugs like bacteria, amoebas and viruses to get a body very sick. I always brought my own bottled water when I worked at the kennels. And I never used the kitchenware in the staff room. *Because no matter how hard the staff works at keeping down cross contamination of surfaces in the kennels; it can still happen as things get splashed around and the critters always carry bad bugs on them on their coats. Thats why its always wise to wash your hands frequently in situations where you must work with many animals or humans.I really hope you don't wait too long to get yourself checked out for that possible infection going on. Some infections can appear to go away then cause more problems down the road such as STDs; so when it comes to female infections it is best not to wait to get seen by a doctor.Don't drink the water. Cryptospiridium, giardia etc.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 13, 2007
    • 09:28 PM
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