It is the most common as well as curable sexually transmitted disease which is commonly found in young women and is caused by a parasite. It is caused by the protozoan parasite trichomonas vaginalis that is transmitted during a sexual contact and the parasite is passed on from a penis to a vagina or from a vagina to a penis but it can also be passed from a vagina to another vagina. The following may put anyone at greater risk for becoming infected with trichomoniasis which includes having many sexual partners, a history of other sexually transmitted diseases, having trichomoniasis in the past, etc. Some of the symptoms in women includes itching, burning, redness or soreness of the genitals, discomfort with urine, thin foul smelling discharge which can be clear, white, yellowish or greenish, unpleasant sensations while having sex, lower abdominal pain in some cases, menstruations may exacerbate symptoms, etc.
Some of the symptoms in men includes itching as well as irritation in the penis, burning after urination or ejaculation, discharge from the penis after urination/ejaculation, unpleasant sensations during sex, etc. A healthcare provider cannot diagnose trichomoniasis based solely on the symptoms and the provider may examine him/her and order a laboratory test to diagnose the infection for both men and women. Some of the other medication side effects may include nausea, vomiting, headache, metallic taste, dizziness, etc. Pregnant women with trichomoniasis can be affected in the following ways which includes deliver prematurely, having a baby with a low birth weight, transmitting the infection to the baby as it passes through the birth canal, etc.