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ask: How does Trichomonas start?

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a small organism called Trichomonas vaginalis. Women are most often affected by this disease, although men can become infected and pass the infection on to their partners through sexual contact.

Symptoms in women can include:

  • Greenish-yellow, frothy vaginal discharge with a strong odor
  • Painful urination
  • Vaginal itching and irritation
  • Discomfort during intercourse
  • Lower abdominal pain (rare)

Here is a link that might be helpful





January 24, 2012 - 7:21am
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