What is trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis. The characteristic symptom of trichomonas infection is a heavy, frothy, yellow-green, unpleasant-smelling discharge. It can also cause discomfort during sex, vaginal itching, pain when passing urine and occasionally stomach pains. Research has linked trichomonas infection with infertility, increased risk of transmission of HIV, premature labour, and low-birth-weight babies.

It is caused by a protozoan (a form of parasite) called Trichomonas vaginalis that is transmitted during sex. The treatment is with the antibiotic metronidazole, available only on prescription. Trichomoniasis may cause no symptoms in men, so male partners should also be treated.
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What does trichomoniasis look like?

Trichomoniasis. May be silent in 70% of infected people. Symptoms may occur within 5 to 28 days or much longer out. Symptoms may be intermittent. Men may experience penile discharge, burning w urination ; /or ejaculation as well as itching internal to the penis. Woman may have a green/yellow/white or clear discharge as well as redness, itching, burning of tissues. Pain may occur with urination or with sex. Read more...

What does trichomoniasis look like under microscope?

Tailed organism. A round or oval organism with four(4) flagella(tails) extending from the cytostome( cell mouth), a fitth flagella also exist but it does not extend out but it wraps around the surface of the organism. Read more...
Agree w Dr. Parola. Watch this brief video to see trichomonads with their classic jerky motility. ********* http://www.Bing.Com/videos/search?Q=trichomonads+video;qpvt=trichomonads+video;form=vdre. Read more...

What is trichomoniasis infection?

Trichomoniasis. Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease.It is caused by trichomonas vaginalis it produces an itch and burning sensation, the symptoms may be worse during sexual intercourse, there may be itchy foul smelling vaginal discharge, some have no symptoms, men can have no symptoms or irritation of penis like all sexually transmitted disease both sex partners need to be treated with Flagyl an antibiot. Read more...
Trichomoniasis is. The most common std. It is due to infection with a parasite called trichomonas vaginalis. It may be silent in 70% of infected people. Symptoms may occur within 5 to 28 days or much longer out. Symptoms may be intermittent. Men may experience penile discharge, burning w urination ; /or ejaculation as well as itching internal to the penis. Woman may have green/yellow/white or clear discharge ; >. Read more...

What are the symptoms of trichomoniasis in a woman?

DISCHARGE,PAIN DURIN. It can cause vaginal discharge yellowish green and foul smelling, itching, burning, and discomfort with urination, pain during intercourse. Read more...
Agree w Dr. Khanna. Trichomoniasis is an std caused by the trichomonas vaginalis parasite. Up to 70% of people w trichomoniaisis infection are asymptomatic.A trichomoniasis vaginalis parasitic infection can lead to greenish-yellow, malodorous vaginal discharge (which is sometime frothy). Women may have pain w urination, redness, burning ; itching of genitalia. Read more...

Please explain what are some symptoms of trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis. May be silent in 70% of infected people. Symptoms may occur within 5 to 28 days or much longer out. Symptoms may be intermittent. Men may experience penile discharge, burning w urination ; /or ejaculation as well as itching internal to the penis. Woman may have green/yellow/white or clear discharge ; redness, itching, burning of tissues. Pain may occur w urination or w sex. Read more...