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Sexually Transmitted Infection
"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
Genital Warts (HPV)
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pubic Lice / Crabs
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
Yeast Infection (Candidiasis, Monilia)
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