The only way to know if you have contracted trichomoniasis is to get tested. If you’re having irritation, weird discharge, painful peeing, or showing any other signs of trichomoniasis, book an appointment. Testing is also a good idea if someone you’ve had sex with gets trich (even if you don’t have symptoms).
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Trichomoniasis a common, treatable, sexually transmitted disease (STD). Most people who have trichomoniasis do not have any symptoms T. vaginalis, the parasite that causes trichomoniasis, can pass from one person to another during sex (oral, anal, or vaginal sex) or through genital touching. In females, trichomoniasis mostly affects the lower genital tract. In males, it affects the urethra, the tube through which urine passes.
Other parts of the body, such as the anus, hands, or mouth, cannot usually become infected.
The following people have a higher chance of getting trichomoniasis:
Symptoms in males may include:
Trichomoniasis can lead to several complications if not treated. A woman can sometimes pass on the infection to the newborn during delivery, but this is rare. Trich may increase the risk of reproductive tract infections. A trich infection can increase the risk of getting HIV and other STIs, especially in females.
Trichomoniasis with complications during pregnancy, including: