Trichomoniasis is a STI that is caused by a parasite. Both men and women may be affected by trichomoniasis.
Symptoms of trichomoniasis may include:
- Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
- Genital redness
- Genital burning or itching
- Painful urination
- Painful intercourse
- Discharge from the penis
Men frequently do not experience any symptoms of trichomoniasis infection.
Risk factors for trichomoniasis infection include:
- Multiple sexual partners
- History of other STIs
- A previous trichomoniasis infection
- Unprotected sex
Trichomoniasis is diagnosed through evaluation of urine or a vaginal fluid sample.
Medication can be prescribed to treat trichomoniasis. You will need to refrain from intercourse for at least a week while the infection clears. Your provider may recommend testing for other STIs at the same time as trichomoniasis testing.
If you test positive for trichomoniasis, you will be treated with an antibiotic. Any sexual partners should also receive testing and treatment even if they do not show symptoms.
If you believe you may have symptoms of or have been exposed to trichomoniasis, our providers will ensure proper testing and treatment that treat the infection.