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What is trichomoniasis?

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Trichomoniasis is caused by a tiny parasite. Men and women can give it to each other through genital contact. Women can give it to each other if their genital areas touch. Only about 30% of people with trichomoniasis have symptoms -- itching, burning, or sore genitals. You might also see a smelly, clear, white, yellowish, or greenish discharge.

Trichomoniasis is treated with antibiotics. It is important to be retested within 3 months of treatment, even if your partner has been treated as well.

From: Most Common STDs for Women and Men WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Chlamydia," "Genital HPV Infection Fact Sheet," "HPV Vaccines," "Syphilis Fact Sheet," "Trichomoniasis Fact Sheet."

Office on Women's Health: "Chlamydia Fact Sheet," "Syphilis Fact Sheet."

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Treatments for Specific Types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STDs/STIs)," "What are some types of sexually transmitted diseases or sexually transmitted infections (STDs/STIs)?"

Planned Parenthood: "Gonorrhea," "Herpes," "HIV & AIDS."

University of California Irvine Health Education Center: "HPV (Genital Warts)."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 6, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "Chlamydia," "Genital HPV Infection Fact Sheet," "HPV Vaccines," "Syphilis Fact Sheet," "Trichomoniasis Fact Sheet."

Office on Women's Health: "Chlamydia Fact Sheet," "Syphilis Fact Sheet."

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Treatments for Specific Types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STDs/STIs)," "What are some types of sexually transmitted diseases or sexually transmitted infections (STDs/STIs)?"

Planned Parenthood: "Gonorrhea," "Herpes," "HIV & AIDS."

University of California Irvine Health Education Center: "HPV (Genital Warts)."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 6, 2017

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