Trichomoniasis is a STI that is caused by an organism known as Trichomoniasis Vaginalis. It can be easily treated. It is more common in women than in men. Men are also affected by it, but they pass onto their partner at the time of intercourse.
What are the symptoms of Trichomoniasis?
Although this disease does not show any symptoms yet some studies have discloses that these symptoms could appear. These are:
The vaginal discharge, which can be white, gray, yellow, or green, and usually frothy with an unpleasant smell
Spotting on vagina
Genital burning or itching
Genital redness or swelling
Frequent urge to urinate
Pain during urination or sexual intercourse
Burning sensation during urination or ejaculation
An urge to urinate frequently
What causes lead to Trichomoniasis?
The main cause is the single celled organism i.e. the trichomoniasis vaginalis. This disease travels from person to person through physical contact. By sharing dishes, hugging, kissing, having problem in vagina and urethra and still having intercourse contribute towards its causes.
Risk factors associated with it:
Having unprotected sex
Having a previous record of STI
Having multiple sex partners
Previous history of Trichomoniasis
How it is diagnosed?
Your health practitioner can ask for your family history of STI or any issues with urethra or vagina.There are tests that make a complete diagnosis for it.
Cell cultures examination
Antigen tests (antibodies bind if the Trichomonas parasite is present, which causes a color change that indicates infection)
Tests that look for Trichomonas DNA
Examining samples of vaginal fluid (for women) or urethral discharge (for men) under a microscope
What are the treatments available for Trichomoniasis?
Through medications it can be treated.The common medications suggested for its treatment are metronidazole and tinidazole
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