Trichomoniasisenparents (or "trich") is a sexually transmitted disease. Many people with trich have no symptoms, so they can spread it to others without knowing it.trichomonas, trick, trich, vaginal sex, oral sex, anal sex, sexually transmitted diseases, stds, safe sexual contact, sexual abuse, child abuse, female condoms, contraception, birth control, genitals, pubic area, pubic region, private parts, sexual health, vaginal discharges, foul odors, vaginal itching, hiv, human immunodeficiency virus, aids, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, frothy, pus, towels, toilet seats, bathing suits, abstinence, douches, douching, STDs, adolescence, adolescent medicine04/27/200008/01/201809/02/2019Amy W. Anzilotti, MD07/30/201813409ccc-660b-4f6a-8756-458c4050cf03<h3>What Is Trichomoniasis?</h3> <p>Trichomoniasis (often called "trich") is a sexually transmitted disease (STD).</p> <h3>What Are STDs?</h3> <p><a href="">STDs</a> (also called sexually transmitted infections or STIs) are infections that spread through sex (vaginal, oral, or anal). Some STDs can spread through close contact with the genitals or body fluids.</p> <h3>How Do People Get Trichomoniasis?</h3> <p>Trichomoniasis (trik-uh-muh-NYE-uh-siss) spreads between men and women through vaginal sex. Women can spread trich to other women through sexual contact. Men do not usually get trich from other men.</p> <h3>What Are the Signs &amp; Symptoms of Trichomoniasis?</h3> <p>Many people with trich have no symptoms. They can spread the infection to others without knowing it.</p> <p>In females, symptoms can include:</p> <ul> <li>vaginal discharge, which can smell bad</li> <li>itching, redness, and tenderness in or around the <a href="">vagina</a></li> <li>pain when peeing</li> <li>pain during sex</li> <li>bleeding after sex</li> </ul> <p>In males, symptoms can include:</p> <ul> <li>discharge from the <a href="">penis</a></li> <li>pain or burning when peeing</li> <li>discomfort after ejaculation</li> </ul> <h3>What Causes Trichomoniasis?</h3> <p>Trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite&nbsp;called <em>Trichomonas vaginalis</em>.</p> <h3>How Is Trichomoniasis Diagnosed?</h3> <p>To find out if someone has trich, health care providers do tests on:</p> <ul> <li>discharge taken from the vagina or cervix (opening to the womb) in girls</li> <li>discharge taken from the <a href="">urethra</a> in guys</li> <li>pee</li> </ul> <h3>How Is Trichomoniasis Treated?</h3> <p>Health care providers treat trichomoniasis with an antibiotic. All sexual partners from the past 2 months need treatment too, even if they don't have signs of trichomoniasis.&nbsp;</p> <p>People can get trichomoniasis again if:</p> <ul> <li>their partners aren't treated</li> <li>they get treated but then have sex with someone else who has trichomoniasis</li> </ul> <h3>What Problems Can Happen?</h3> <p>Females who don't get treatment for trichomoniasis have a greater chance of:</p> <ul> <li>fertility problems (trouble getting pregnant)</li> <li>developing cervical cancer</li> <li>getting <a href="">HIV</a> if they have sex with someone who has HIV</li> </ul> <p>Males who don't get treatment for trichomoniasis have a greater chance of:</p> <ul> <li>swelling and irritation of the tubes at the back of the testicles</li> <li>swelling and irritation in the prostate</li> <li>fertility problems (trouble getting a woman pregnant)</li> <li>developing prostate cancer</li> </ul> <h3>Can Trichomoniasis Be Prevented?</h3> <p>The only way to prevent trichomoniasis and other STDs is to <a href="">not have sex</a> (oral, vaginal, or anal). If someone decides to have sex, using a latex <a href="">condom</a> every time can prevent most STDs.</p> <p>Anyone who is sexually active should get tested for STDs every year,&nbsp; or more often if recommended by their health care provider.</p>
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