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Understanding Trichomoniasis -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Trichomoniasis?

If you're a woman, you may have no symptoms at all, or you may experience:

  • A greenish yellow, frothy vaginal discharge with a pronounced odor
  • Vaginal itching or irritation
  • Painful intercourse
  • Discomfort during urination
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Pain in the lower abdomen

If you're a man, you'll probably have no symptoms, or you may experience some penile irritation, discomfort when urinating, or discharge.

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Understanding Male Sexual Problems -- Prevention

These suggestions may help men avoid sexual problems: Don't smoke; control your blood pressure, cholesterol level, and medical conditions such as diabetes. These factors can influence blood flow throughout the body and to the penis. Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs that can lessen sexual desire or impair your performance. Discuss side effects of medications with your health care provider or pharmacist. If medicine is to blame for your sexual problems, an alternative with fewer sexual...

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Call Your Doctor About Trichomoniasis If:

You experience any of the symptoms listed above. Trichomoniasis is contagious and can lead to serious complications. Women shouldn't assume that the problem is simple inflammation of the vagina.

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Reviewed by Trina Pagano, MD on April 10, 2014

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