Trichomoniasis

TrichomoniasisTrichomoniasis is a vaginal infection caused by Trichomonas vaginalis, a small, single-celled microorganism. The symptoms of trichomoniasis are similar to symptoms of vaginal yeast infection, with the difference that the discharge in trichomoniasis is usually abundant, greenish yellow and unpleasant smelling.

Infection is common and, although not serious, can be uncomfortable and painful. Since it is contagious, you will probably transfer it to your sex partner; although trichomoniasis does not cause any symptoms in a man, he may be able to reinfect you at any time (during the intercourse).

What to do?

If you have symptoms of trichomoniasis, go to a doctor who will take vaginal swab for laboratory analysis. The disease is treated with antibiotics (in the form of tablets), which the doctor will prescribe for you, but since this disease can be transmitted your partner should take them as well.