February 13th, 2011 | Published in Trichomoniasis Complications
Complications of trichomoniasis:
The STD trichomoniasis, also known as trich or trichomonosis, can cause complications if not treated.
For women living with this STD, trichomoniasis symptoms include a frothy, yellowish-green discharge, painful urination, vaginal irritation and itching, and pain during sex. Trichomoniasis symptoms in men include irritation inside the penis, mild discharge, and burning after sex or urination.
A trichomonosis test is recommended for anyone experiencing symptoms or anyone whose partner tested positive for trichomoniasis.
A trichomonosis test is available through our home testing kit. Trichomonosis treatment is available through an oral antibiotic known as metronidazole.
- Increased risk of HIV: Like many STDs, a trichomoniasis infection can make one more susceptible to HIV, the virus causing AIDS. If positive for a trichomonosis test, one should be tested for HIV.
- Pregnancy complications: Babies born to mothers with trichomoniasis can be born prematurely, have low birth weight, and potentially contract the disease during childbirth.