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Trichomoniasis STD

A condition that mainly affects sexually active women, trichomoniasis is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is caused by an infection with a parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis.
 
Not everyone with this STD will have symptoms. When symptoms are present in women, they often include things like:
 
  • Foul-smelling or frothy green discharge from the vagina
  • Vaginal itching
  • Discomfort during sex.
 
In men, symptoms may include:
 
  • A thin, whitish discharge from the penis
  • Painful or difficult urination and ejaculation.
 
Men can transmit trichomoniasis to their sex partners even when they have no symptoms. Therefore, health experts recommend that both partners be treated with a single dose of metronidazole to get rid of the parasite.
 
(To learn more about this STD, including how your healthcare will make a diagnosis, click Trichomoniasis.)
 

Trichomoniasis STD

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