Experiencing frothy, foamy yellow green vaginal discharge? You may have trich.
Trichomoniasis (trich) is a common curable sexually transmitted disease that affects both women and men, symptoms being more common in women than men.
Trichomoniasis is an infection caused by a single-celled protozoan parasite. The vagina being the most common site for this infection in women, and the urethra (urine canal) in men.
The parasite is sexually transmitted through penis-to-vagina intercourse or vulva-to-vulva contact with an infected partner. Women get it from infected men or women, but men usually get it only from infected women.
Most men do not exhibit signs or symptoms, but some may experience:
- have mild discharge
- slight burning after urination or ejaculation
- temporarily feel an irritation inside their penis
This parasite is harder to detect in men than in women.
A woman’s signs or symptoms of the Trichomoniasis infection include:
- painful urination/intercourse
- irritation, itching of the genital area
- strong smelling, frothy, foamy, yellow green vaginal discharge
In rare cases, lower abdominal pain can occur. Woman’s symptomsusually appear within 5 to 28 days of exposure.
Trichomoniasis can usually be cured with prescription drugs(metronidazole or tinidazole), given by mouth in a single dose.
The symptoms of trichomoniasis in infected men may disappear within a few weeks without treatment. However, an infected man can continue to infect or re-infect a female partner until treated. Therefore, both partners should be treated at the same time to eliminate the parasite.
During your trichomoniasis treatment, you should avoid sex until you and your sex partner are without symptoms.
To avoid transmission of trichomoniasis sexually transmitted disease (or any other), you should be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner or abstain from sexual contact.
Latex male condoms can reduce the risk of trich transmission.
If you have any trich symptoms, especially frothy foam, yellow green discharge, then you should stop having sex and immediately consult your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment.