"Trich" is a condition caused by a protozoan - a microscopic, one-cell animal. It is a common cause of vaginal infections. Up to five million Americans develop trichomoniasis every year.
- Frothy, often unpleasant-smelling, discharge
- Itching in and around the vagina
- Blood spotting in the discharge
- Swelling in the groin
- Urinating more often than usual - often with pain and burning.
- Only rarely do men have symptoms. Sometimes women have no symptoms. It takes from 3-28 days for symptoms to develop.
Microscopic examination of vaginal discharge.
Drugs called 5-notroimidazoles are successful for both partners.
Condoms offer very good protection against trich. Spermicide offers some protection