Trichomoniasis (trich) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a single-celled organism (protozoa).
Although men with trich rarely have symptoms, they may experience penis discharge, burning during urination, and irritation and redness of the head of the penis.
Women are more likely than men to have symptoms. Common symptoms for women with trich include:
Trichomoniasis is easily treated with medicine. Treating the sex partners of infected people increases the cure rate and reduces the possibility of reinfection or further spread of the disease.
Last Revised: July 15, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease
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