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Diagnostic Tests for Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease of a protozoal nature. It is transmitted through sexual intercourse and its symptoms include a host of very uncomfortable irritations and mild burning sensations in the genitalia of those who are infected. The men who have Trichomoniasis usually do not exhibit any type of symptoms but when they do, they are in the form of temporary irritation inside the penis, slight burning after urination or ejaculation or a mild discharge from their genitals. Women, on the…

What is Trichomoniasis?

Often referred to as “trich,” Trichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted disease that affect about 2 to 3 million Americans every year. The infection is caused by a single-celled protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. It is primarily an infection of the genitourinary tract, commonly affecting the urethra among men, and the vagina among women.Like many other sexually transmitted diseases, trichomoniasis often occurs without any symptoms especially among men, although si…