Trichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite. It affects both men and women but is more commonly diagnosed in women. While trichomoniasis is treatable, it’s important to get tested and treated as soon as possible to prevent any complications and avoid spreading the infection to others.
What are the Symptoms of Trichomoniasis?
Not everyone with trichomoniasis experiences symptoms, but some common signs include:
- Itching, burning, or redness in the genital area
- Unusual discharge from the vagina or penis
- Pain or discomfort during sex or urination
- Strong odor from the vagina
If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to get tested for trichomoniasis and other sexually transmitted infections.
How is Trichomoniasis Diagnosed?
Your healthcare provider can diagnose trichomoniasis through a physical exam and laboratory tests. They may take a sample of discharge from the vagina or penis and examine it under a microscope to look for the parasite that causes trichomoniasis.
What are the Treatment Options for Trichomoniasis?
Trichomoniasis is typically treated with antibiotics, which kill the parasite causing the infection. Your healthcare provider may prescribe a single dose of medication or a longer course of antibiotics depending on the severity of your infection.
It’s important to take all of the antibiotics as prescribed, even if your symptoms go away before you’ve finished the full course of treatment. This helps ensure that the infection is fully cleared and doesn’t come back.
How Can Nao Medical Help with Trichomoniasis Treatment?
Nao Medical offers comprehensive sexual health services, including testing and treatment for trichomoniasis. Our caring and knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you get the care you need in a comfortable and supportive environment.
We offer both in-person and telemedicine appointments, so you can get the care you need when and how you need it. And with our affordable pricing and insurance options, you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank to get the care you need.
FAQs About Trichomoniasis Treatment
How long does it take to treat trichomoniasis?
The length of treatment depends on the severity of the infection and the medication prescribed. Typically, treatment lasts between 5-7 days.
Can trichomoniasis come back after treatment?
It’s possible to get trichomoniasis again after treatment if you’re exposed to the parasite again. It’s important to practice safe sex and get tested regularly to prevent reinfection.
Can trichomoniasis be treated during pregnancy?
Yes, trichomoniasis can be treated during pregnancy. It’s important to get tested and treated as soon as possible to prevent any complications during pregnancy and delivery.
Do I need to abstain from sex while being treated for trichomoniasis?
It’s recommended to abstain from sex or use condoms during treatment to prevent spreading the infection to your partner(s).
If you suspect you have trichomoniasis, don’t wait – get tested and treated as soon as possible. With the right treatment, trichomoniasis is easily treatable and you can get back to feeling like yourself again. At Nao Medical, we’re committed to providing you with the care and support you need to stay healthy and happy. Book an appointment with us today to learn more about your treatment options.