Trichomoniasis Test & Treatement – Chicago

STDs are quite common among people. Most of the youngsters between the ages of 18 to 25 are actively pursuing STD testing for diseases and infections like gonorrhea. Trichomoniasis is also an STD growing rapidly worldwide. Around 3.7 million Americans receive a positive trichomoniasis test every year. These are just the reported figures as many people don’t even know that they have an STD.

What is trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis is an STD that spreads due to an infection caused by the protozoan parasite. It is known to affect the genitals of people who are actively involved in sex.

Trichomoniasis causes

The leading Trichomoniasis cause is a protozoan parasite known in the medical world as Trichomonas vaginalis. It is spread among people because of:

  • Having sex without a condom
  • Not cleaning sex toys after using
  • Having multiple sex partners with no STD record

Trichomoniasis in Men

Trichomoniasis in men is quite common. They develop STDs without showing any symptoms.

Trichomoniasis Symptoms in Men

Trichomoniasis symptoms in men when they are visible are:

  • Irritation in penis
  • Discomfort passing urine
  • Discomfort during ejaculation

Trichomoniasis Treatment in Men

Trichomoniasis treatment in men begins right after the STD. they are treated with an antibiotic known as metronidazole or tinidazole. Doctors recommend taking it for a week with proper precautions like:

  • Completely avoiding sex
  • Not sharing medications with anyone

Trichomoniasis in Women

Trichomoniasis in women who are sexually active is as common it is as men. Unlike men, they might develop symptoms quite early. Women suffering from trichomoniasis during pregnancy have the risk of developing premature babies.

Trichomoniasis Symptoms in Women

Trichomoniasis symptoms in women are a bit more severe than men. Women face the following symptoms:

  • Itchy genitals
  • Redness and soreness in the genitals
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Vaginal discharge with different volume (clear, yellow, greenish)
  • Odor omitting from the vagina

Trichomoniasis Treatment in Women

Trichomoniasis treatment in women begins right after the STD. they are treated with an antibiotic known as metronidazole or tinidazole. Doctors recommend taking it for a week with proper precautions like:

  • Completely avoiding sex
  • Not sharing medications with anyone

Before trichomoniasis develops into a serious issue, you must visit Chicago immediate care and get your tests done.

FAQs

Is Trichomoniasis curable?

Trichomoniasis can be treated by a standard dose of prescribed antibiotics like metronidazole and tinidazole tablet. They are safe for pregnant women as well.

How long does it take to get symptoms of trichomoniasis?

Usually, there are no symptoms. But when there are, they can range from moderate discomfort to extreme inflammation. Any patients with symptoms can expect them to develop within 5 to 28 days once they’ve been infected. Others would not show symptoms until much longer.

What will happen if trichomoniasis is left untreated?

If left untreated it can cause infertility, infected urethra in men and cervix in women, and increased risk of HIV.

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