Trichomoniasis is a genital infection caused by the protozoa,
Trichomoniasis is a common infection that affects both men and women. It is almost always acquired through sexual contact.
Most of the time, trichomoniasis causes no symptoms. At times, symptoms in women may include the following: abdominal distressdyspareunia, or painful sexual intercoursepainful urinationvaginal discharge
In men, trichomoniasis can cause the following conditions: epididymitis, which causes testicular painpenile ulcers, or painful, open sores on the penisurethritis, which causes painful urination
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by.
Safer sex practices can minimize a person's risk for trichomoniasis. The best way to prevent the infection is to use a condom with the spermicide nonoxynol-9.
Diagnosis of trichomoniasis begins with a history and physical exam. The organism can be seen under the microscope.
With proper treatment, trichomoniasis has no long-term effects.
Trichomoniasis is an STD that is spread to others through unprotected sex.
Metronidazole is used to treat trichomoniasis. All sexual partners should be treated. Anyone with trichomoniasis should also be checked for other STDs and treated appropriately.
Metronidazole can cause nausea, a bad taste in the mouth, and vaginal infection.
Metronidazole is highly effective against trichomoniasis. The individual should follow safer sex practices to avoid another infection.
Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.