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Were you looking for information about Trichomoniasis? Trichomonas is a common misspelling of trichomoniasis.
 
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection that occurs in about 7.4 million people each year. It is caused by a parasite and is primarily an infection of the urogenital tract. Most men do not have symptoms, and when women have symptoms, they usually appear within 5 to 28 days after exposure to the parasite. After your healthcare provider performs certain laboratory tests to confirm a trichomoniasis diagnosis, he or she will give you a single dose of metronidazole to treat the infection.
 
(Click Trichomoniasis for more information about trichomoniasis, including what symptoms may occur, how it can be prevented, and what complications may accompany this infection. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on trichomoniasis.)
 
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