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Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis, also known as trich (say "trick"), is an infection caused by a parasite. The infection spreads through sexual contact.

Women are more likely to have symptoms than men. The infection can cause a discharge from the vagina that smells bad.

The infection is treated with antibiotics. If you are infected, it's important for your sex partner to take medicine too.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease
Last Revised October 9, 2012

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: October 09, 2012
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