Trichomonas vaginalis is the name of a tiny parasite which is the main cause of this infection. It occurs in the urethra in both men and women, as well as in the vagina. In addition, a mother can pass this infection on to her baby during birth. Any sexually active person can contract and pass on this infection to somebody else, particularly if you are having unprotected sex.
Trichomonas vaginalis can cause several uncomfortable symptoms such as soreness and inflammation of the genital region, including pain during or after sex, a change in vaginal or penile discharge and pain when urinating. Getting tested for trichomonas vaginalis with our laboratory-certified urine test is a quick and painless way to test for this infection and get the treatment you need before it causes permanent damage.
Tests and Treatments
At TestDiagnostics, we offer a 99% accurate discreet and confidential home sample collection Trichomonas Vaginalis test. This means that you can order your test online from us and we will post it discreetly to your home where you can take the test in private, simply by providing a urine sample. All instructions you need to take the test are provided in our test kit and once you have provided your sample, you simply post the test back to our laboratory where it will be processed. Your results will then be made available to you securely through our members area.
Metronidazole is the best treatment for this condition as it decreases the redness and inflammation commonly associated with trichomonas. It can also be used to treat adult acne.
If you have had unprotected sex and think you might be at risk of infection, it’s important to take a test to ensure you can get the treatment you need. Most STIs take two weeks to show up on an STI test, so you should wait an appropriate period of time before you take a test.
Trichomonas Vaginalis FAQs
- What is trichomonas vaginalis?
Trichomonas vaginalis is a parasitic STI caused when a small parasite enters the urethra through sexual contact, causing an infection.
- What are the long-term effects of this condition?
Untreated trichomonas vaginalis can lead to an increased risk of contracting HIV and AIDS, as well as premature labour in women or prostatitis in men.
- How is trichomonas vaginalis contracted?
You can get trichomonas vaginalis from all forms of unprotected sex, including vaginal, anal and oral sex as well as by sharing sex toys with an infected person.
- What are the trichomonas vaginalis symptoms?
Trichomonas vaginalis is often asymptomatic, but the most common symptoms can include painful urinations, urethral discharge, groin or abdominal pain and vaginal itching.
- How is trichomonas vaginalis diagnosed?
This condition can be diagnosed through a simple trichomonas vaginalis urine test or a swab of the infected area.