Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is caused by a single-celled parasite Trichomonas that lives in urethra. The microorganism can live only in human body and dies quickly outside it.

Medications may be ineffective to kill trichomonas inside the body.

The microorganism spreads from person to person. Men become infected always through sexual intercourse. Women and girls most often become infected during sex but they may be infected through touching objects too.

Trichomoniasis has kinds: early diseases (acute, subacute and dormant), chronic urethritis, asymptomatic trichomoniasis.

Factors

  • Casual sex

Complications of Trichmoniasis

  • Infertility in men and women
  • Nephritis
  • Peritonitis in women
  • Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland)
  • Orchitis (inflammation of the testes)
  • Impotency
  • Endometritis (inflammation of the vagina)
  • Urethral stricture (narrowing)

Symptoms

  • Sharp pain when urinating
  • Purulent discharge
  • Frequent and painful urinating
  • Reddish and irritated genitals to different extent
  • Skin erosion on genitals

Keep in mind trichomonas can cause no symptoms – a person may be only a carrier.

Treatment for Trichomoniasis

  • Medications used to treat trichomoniasis

Only a medical professional can prescribe medication. Do not self medicate! Turn to a health care provider who has contemporary diagnostic equipment.

Remember, trichomoniasis will never go away on its own!