Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite. In women, trichomoniasis can cause a foul-smelling vaginal discharge, genital itching and painful urination. Men who have trichomoniasis typically have no symptoms. The signs and symptoms in women are:
• A profuse and often foul-smelling vaginal discharge — which may be white, gray, yellow or green
• Genital redness, burning and itching
• Pain with urination or sexual intercourse
The signs and symptoms in men if any are:
• Irritation inside the penis
• Burning with urination or after ejaculation
• Discharge from the penis
HOW IS TRICHOMONIASIS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the same is done by a general physician who would do a routine test and also smear or patch test if needed.
HOW IS TRICHOMONIASIS TREATED?
Trichomoniasis can be cured with antibiotics and after treatment, Trichomoniasis is usually cured within a week.
DID YOU KNOW?
A Trichomoniasis infection can make it easier to contract other STIs.