STI / HIV: STI's. Trichomonas
What is trichomonas?
- A trichomonas infection can cause an infection of the vagina, the urethra or bladder.
- Trichomonas is not serious and can be treated well.
What causes trichomonas?
- Trichomonas is caused by micro organisms. These are transmitted by sexual contact.
- One to four weeks after the infection the first symptoms can occur.
- Sometimes the complaints only occur after years.
- Therefore it is difficult to determine when someone got infected.
What are the complaints?
- Men rarely have complaints caused by a trichomonas infection.
- Sometimes there is some discharge in the morning.
- The exit of the urethra can be irritated and urinating may cause a burning feeling.
How can the infection be diagnosed?
- For men trichomonas is diagnosed by taking a smear from the urethra.
- A trichomonas infection is not serious and is not harmful.
- In case of unpleasant complaints such as itching, pain or smelly discharge, an anti-parasite treatment helps. The doctor will prescribe a single dose of antibiotics .
- You may not use alcohol on the day of the treatment!
- Because trichomonas is transmitted by sexual contact, you must inform your sex partners.
- They can have an examination and, if necessary, a treatment, even if they have no complaints.
- This is important to prevent you or others from getting infected again.
- It is best not to have sex on the day of the treatment.
- We advise you not to have sexual contact until 7 days after your treatment.
- If sexual contact cannot be avoided, you must certainly use a condom.