Trichomoniasis - Symptoms
Up to 50% of women and men infected with
trichomoniasis (trich) do not have symptoms.3 If symptoms develop, they usually appear within 1 week of
being infected. But symptoms can develop months later.
Symptoms may be worse during pregnancy
or right before or after a menstrual period. If symptoms develop, they may
- 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
- Painful urination (dysuria) or frequent urination.
- Discomfort in the lower abdomen. This is not a common symptom
of trich and may mean another problem is present.
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 diseases such as
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 22, 2008
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