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Trichomonasis

What is it?

This is a Sexually transmitted infection, which is caused by a tiny parasite, not visible to the naked eye. This is found in the vagina and urethra (the water passage).

How did I get it?

Unprotected sex

What are the symptoms?

Women

An increase in vaginal discharge

Soreness

Pain passing water

Painful sex

Men

Usually no symptoms but they may notice a discharge or discomfort when passing urine.

What will it do to me?

It will just cause discomfort, long term problems are unusual.

Where can I go?

GUM/Sexual Health Clinic, or a Doctor.

Can it be treated?

Yes with a cause of antibiotics. Your partner will also need treatment even if they feel perfectly healthy.

Always wearing a condom during sex will reduce the risk of becoming infected.

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