Trichomoniasis sometimes referred to as trich is a common cause of vaginitis. It is a sexually transmitted disease.
It is caused by the single celled protozoan parasite trichomonas vaginalis by producing mechanical stress on host cells and then ingesting cell fragments after cell death. Trichomoniasis is primarily an infection of the urogenital tract; the most common site of infection is urethra and vagina in women.
Typically, only women experience the symptoms associated with trichomonas infection. Symptoms include inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis), urethra (urethritis) and vagina (vaginitis), which produce and itching or burning sensation. Discomfort may increase during intercourse or urination. There may also be a green-yellow, itchy, frothy, foul-smelling vaginal discharge. In rare cases lower abdominal pain can occur. Symptoms usually appear in women within 5 to 28 days of exposure. In many cases women may hold the parasite for many years without any signs (dormant). While symptoms are most common in women, some
Sexual partners even asymptomatic should be concurrently treated.pregnant patients usually utilizes metronidazole By mouth at once.
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. or slight burning after urination or ejaculation.men may temporarily exhibit symptoms such as an irritation inside the penis. mild discharge.