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Trichomoniasis infection (trich) is a common cause of vaginal irritation in women and is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. The annual incidence of Trichomonas vaginalis infections in the United States has been estimated at five million cases. Trichomoniasis infections are commonly seen with other STDs, most notably gonorrhea. The majority of women with trichomoniasis also have bacterial vaginosis (BV). It has been associated with serious problems in newborns, including prematurity, low birth weight, and increases in HIV transmission.

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What is trichomoniasis?

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Trichomoniasis infection (trich) is a common cause of vaginal irritation in women and is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases...

Trichomoniasis infection (trich) is a common cause of vaginal irritation in women and is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. The annual incidence of Trichomonas vaginalis infections in the United States has been estimated at five million cases. Trichomoniasis infections are commonly seen with other STDs, most notably gonorrhea. The majority of women with trichomoniasis also have bacterial vaginosis (BV). It has been associated with serious problems in newborns, including prematurity, low birth weight, and increases in HIV transmission.

What are the symptoms of trichomoniasis in women and men?

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In men, trichomoniasis has not been well studied or characterized. Most often, a male trichomoniasis infection is asymptomatic and there are no signs of infection.

What tests are available for trichomoniasis?

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Testing of trichomoniasis in women is usually accomplished by microscopic examination of samples taken from a vaginal swab. In women, the doctor collects...

What are the treatments for trichomoniasis?

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Trichomoniasis is easily treated with a single 2 gram dose of metronidazole (Flagyl) taken by mouth. Because trichomoniasis is an STD, sexual partners should also be treated.

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