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What is Trichomoniasis?

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

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What Is Trichomoniasis?

It is defined as a very common sexually transmitted disease (STD).

Causes

It is caused by a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis which passes from an infected person to an uninfected person during sex.

It can be cured and is very common in the United States. It is more common in women than in men. In women, the most commonly infected part of the body is the lower genital tract and in men urethra.

Symptoms

It generally doesn’t show any signs or symptoms but it can range from mild irritation to severe inflammation. Men may notice:

  • Itching or irritation inside the penis
  • Burning after urination or ejaculation
  • Discharge from the penis

Women may notice:

  • Itching, burning, redness or soreness of the genitals
  • Discomfort with urination
  • Change in vaginal discharge that can be clear, white, yellowish, or greenish with an unusual fishy smell.

Diagnosis

It is diagnosed by its symptoms and doctor may recommend a laboratory test to diagnose trichomoniasis.

Treatment

It can be treated with medication. People who have been treated for trichomoniasis can get it again.

Tags:  Mens Health,sexually transmitted disease ,women's health,

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