Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is spread by having sex with an infected partner. Trichomoniasis is commonly called trich (say "trick"). In women, trich may cause vaginal itching and a smelly discharge. But in many cases, especially in men, there are no symptoms.
Trich is treated so that you do not spread it to others. Both you and your sex partner or partners should be treated at the same time so you do not infect each other again. Trich may cause problems with pregnancy. Your doctor will talk with you about treatment for Trich if you are pregnant.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: March 20, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& A. Evan Eyler, MD, MPH - Family Medicine, Psychiatry
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