Trichomonas vaginalis

Pelvis | Obstetrics and Gynaecology | Trichomonas vaginalis (Disease)


Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection, the parasite with affinity for vaginal epithelium. Sometimes trichomoniasis does not give any symptoms. But they may include: a heavy vaginal discharge with bad smell and white, gray, yellow or greenish; itching, burning and redness in the genital area; pain when urinating or having sex, then you may suffer from trichomoniasis, especially if symptoms get worse at menstruation.

Causes and Risk factors

This disease is caused by a parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis, which is transmitted through sexual contact.

It can be transmitted from mother to baby during vaginal birth women. In exceptional cases it can be spread by water, toiletries, toys sex, to property due to join the micro-objects. It can survive up to 24 hours outside the body.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Tests include a simple vaginal examination for which sampling takes a few minutes, and the result you get in a few days. Treatment of this disease is in an antibiotic taken in a single large dose or smaller doses spread over several days. It is very important to your sexual partner treated and, if found to be infected, to avoid another infection.

The only method of prevention is using condoms. It is important to go back to the doctor after treatment. Your doctor should check if your medicines prescribed them get completely healed. ...