Symptoms of Trichomoniasis
General information about symptoms of Trichomoniasis: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Trichomoniasis. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Trichomoniasis. Furthermore, symptoms of Trichomoniasis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Trichomoniasis.
List of symptoms of Trichomoniasis: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Trichomoniasis includes:
- No symptoms - men often have no symptoms; some women also.
- Symptoms in women
- Symptoms in men
Symptoms of Trichomoniasis: What are the signs and symptoms of infection? 1
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.2
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. 3
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. 4
More symptoms of Trichomoniasis: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Trichomoniasis, underlying causes of Trichomoniasis, associated conditions for Trichomoniasis, risk factors for Trichomoniasis, or other related conditions.
Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:
1. excerpt from Trichomonas Infection: DPD
2. excerpt from Trichomoniasis: DSTD
3. excerpt from Vaginitis Due to Vaginal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID
4. excerpt from Vaginal Infections & Vaginitis: NWHIC
Last revision: June 23, 2003
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