Trichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. Although it is more commonly associated with women, trichomoniasis can also affect men. In fact, it is estimated that around 11 million new cases of trichomoniasis occur in men each year worldwide.
Symptoms of Trichomoniasis in Men
Trichomoniasis can be asymptomatic, meaning that some people may have the infection but not experience any symptoms. However, when symptoms do occur, they can include:
- Discharge from the penis
- Burning or itching sensation in the penis
- Pain or discomfort during urination or sex
These symptoms can sometimes be mistaken for other conditions, such as a urinary tract infection or a yeast infection. Therefore, it is important to get tested for trichomoniasis if you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have been exposed to someone with the infection.
Causes of Trichomoniasis in Men
Trichomoniasis is most commonly spread through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. It can also be transmitted through sharing sex toys. Men who have sex with women are at a higher risk of getting trichomoniasis than men who have sex with men.
Treatments for Trichomoniasis in Men
Trichomoniasis is treatable with antibiotics, such as metronidazole or tinidazole. It is important to complete the full course of antibiotics as prescribed by your healthcare provider, even if your symptoms improve before the medication is finished. Your partner should also be tested and treated for trichomoniasis to prevent reinfection.
How Nao Medical Can Help
At Nao Medical, we offer STD testing services, including trichomoniasis testing, for men and women. Our experienced healthcare providers can diagnose and treat trichomoniasis and other STIs in a confidential and caring environment. We also offer telemedicine services for those who prefer to receive care from the comfort of their own home. Book an appointment with us today to get tested and treated for trichomoniasis.
Q: Can trichomoniasis be cured?
A: Yes, trichomoniasis can be cured with antibiotics.
Q: Is trichomoniasis common in men?
A: Yes, trichomoniasis is estimated to affect 11 million new cases in men each year worldwide.
Q: Can trichomoniasis cause long-term health problems in men?
A: Although trichomoniasis itself is not usually associated with long-term health problems in men, it can increase the risk of contracting or transmitting other STIs, such as HIV. Therefore, it is important to get tested and treated for trichomoniasis and other STIs if you are sexually active.
Q: Can I get trichomoniasis from a public toilet seat?
A: No, trichomoniasis is not spread through casual contact, such as sharing a toilet seat or towels. It is only spread through sexual contact or sharing sex toys.
Book an Appointment with Nao Medical Today
If you are experiencing symptoms of trichomoniasis or are concerned about your sexual health, book an appointment with Nao Medical today. Our compassionate healthcare providers can provide you with the testing and treatment you need to stay healthy.
We offer a range of services, including STD testing, mental health, nutrition, and women’s health, all with a focus on preventive care. With our tech-focused approach, you can access all your health records through our platform, and we offer telemedicine and after-hour services for your convenience. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you stay healthy and thrive.