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Symptoms of Trichomoniasis

Symptoms of Trichomoniasis: Introduction

Symptoms of trichomoniasis infection can vary among individuals. It is not unusual for men with trichomoniasis to have no symptoms at all in the early stage of the disease. Symptoms of early disease or of trichomoniasis that is progressing in men include irritation of the urethra, penis discharge, or burning with urination or ejaculation.

If left untreated, a trichomoniasis infection can spread farther into the male urinary and reproductive system. This can lead to prostatitis, an inflammation of the prostate gland. Symptoms include testicular pain and male infertility if not treated promptly.

Other complications in men include the development of nongonococcal urethritis, abnormalities of sperm, and male infertility.

Women with trichomoniasis experience an unusual, frothy yellow-green vaginal discharge that has a strong odor. Other symptoms include painful intercourse.

Complications of untreated trichomoniasis in women include pelvic inflammatory disease, which can scar the fallopian tubes and lead to infertility and ectopic pregnancy, a life-threatening condition. Symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease include severe abdominal pain or cramps, vomiting, and fever.

Other complications of untreated trichomoniasis in women include a higher risk for developing cervical cancer or having a premature birth in pregnant women.

For both sexes, having a trichomoniasis infection also puts a person at greater risk for contracting and transmitting HIV. In women trichomoniasis can increase the risk of catching a herpes simplex virus-2 infection....more about Trichomoniasis »

Symptoms of Trichomoniasis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Trichomoniasis includes the 25 symptoms listed below:

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Trichomoniasis: Complications

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Diagnostic Testing

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Trichomoniasis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Trichomoniasis?

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Trichomoniasis:

Trichomonas Infection: DPD (Excerpt)

What are the signs and symptoms of infection? (Source: excerpt from Trichomonas Infection: DPD)

Trichomoniasis: DSTD (Excerpt)

Most men with trichomoniasis do not have signs or symptoms. Men with symptoms may have an irritation inside the penis, mild discharge, or slight burning after urination or ejaculation.

Many women do have signs or symptoms of infection. In these women, trichomoniasis causes a frothy, yellow-green vaginal discharge with a strong odor. The infection may also cause discomfort during intercourse and urination. Irritation and itching of the female genital area and, in rare cases, lower abdominal pain can also occur. (Source: excerpt from Trichomoniasis: DSTD)

Vaginitis Due to Vaginal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Trichomoniasis, like many other STDs, often occurs without any symptoms. Men almost never have symptoms. When women have symptoms, they usually appear within four to 20 days of exposure. The symptoms in women include a heavy, yellow-green or gray vaginal discharge, discomfort during intercourse, vaginal odor, and painful urination. Irritation and itching of the female genital area, and on rare occasions, lower abdominal pain also can be present. The symptoms in men, if present, include a thin, whitish discharge from the penis and painful or difficult urination. (Source: excerpt from Vaginitis Due to Vaginal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Vaginal Infections & Vaginitis: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Trichomoniasis, like many other STDs, often occurs without any symptoms. When symptoms occur, they usually appear within 4 to 20 days of exposure although symptoms can appear years after infection. The symptoms in women include a heavy, yellow-green or gray vaginal discharge, discomfort during intercourse, vaginal odor, and painful urination. Irritation and itching of the female genital area, and on rare occasions, lower abdominal pain also can be present. (Source: excerpt from Vaginal Infections & Vaginitis: NWHIC)

Trichomoniasis as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Trichomoniasis, it is also important to consider Trichomoniasis as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Trichomoniasis may cause:

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Trichomoniasis: Onset and Incubation

Incubation period for Trichomoniasis: 4-20 days after exposure symptoms can appear.

Incubation period for Trichomoniasis: Most women who develop symptoms do so within 6 months of being infected. (Source: excerpt from Trichomonas Infection: DPD)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Trichomoniasis. This signs and symptoms information for Trichomoniasis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Trichomoniasis signs or Trichomoniasis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Trichomoniasis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Trichomoniasis symptoms.


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