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    Trichomoniasis - Symptoms

    Up to 50 out of 100 women and men infected with trichomoniasis (trich) do not have symptoms.2 If symptoms develop, they usually appear within 1 week after a person is infected. But symptoms can develop months later.

    In women

    Symptoms may be worse during pregnancy or right before or after a menstrual period. Symptoms in women may include:

    • Large amounts of pale yellow or gray-green, sometimes foamy discharge from the vagina.
    • Vaginal itching or irritation.
    • Abnormal musty or fishy odor.
    • Pain with sexual intercourse even if you use a lubricant such as K-Y Jelly or Astroglide.
    • Patchy red areas on the genitals or on the cervix (strawberry cervix).
    • Painful urination (dysuria) or frequent urination.
    • Discomfort in the lower abdomen. This isn't a common symptom of trich, and it may mean another problem is present.

    In men

    Men rarely have symptoms but still need treatment. If symptoms are present, they may include:

    • Abnormal discharge from the penis.
    • A burning feeling after urination.
    • Irritation and redness of the tip of the penis.

    Trich can have symptoms similar to those of other sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea or chlamydia.

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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