How Do I Know if I Got Trichomoniasis (Trich)

Trichomoniasis is the most widespread STD in the world. It’s more common in women than in men. This infection often has no symptoms, and people spread the disease without knowing it.

How can I know if I got Trich?

  • With a test.

How do I get trich?

  • You can get it during sex.
  • Vaginal sex, oral sex, or anal sex.
  • Even if no symptoms present.
  • You can get the infection from a same-sex partner too.

Can I get trich from toilet seats?

  • No, it is is not spread by toilet seats.

Trich symptoms include:

  • Abnormal colored discharge
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Itching, burning and sore genitals
  • Painful intercourse

Why Get a Trichomoniasis Test?

Diagnosing trichomoniasis from symptoms alone is impossible. If you are aware of these symptoms, I recommend that you make a test yourself. Even if you don’t have the symptoms, it’s smart to have a trichomoniasis test every year.

It is a quick and painless test done at home and will also indicate that you have or not another STD infection of any.

The good reason for testing is that it’s possible that no signs may be present. Most people who have Trich are not aware of their infections and infect others without knowing.

However, if Trich left untreated, the complications can be very bad:

  • Infertility
  • HIV
  • Cervical cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Inflammation of the testicles and prostate

Trichomoniasis is treatable

Trich is a curable STD. A typical treatment in case of early discovery of the disease is as easy as taking an antibiotic (Metronidazole, Tinidazole) twice a day for two weeks.

Your partner must get treatment as well. Don’t have sex until you and your partner finish with the treatment

It is essential to practice safe sexual practices to prevent trichomoniasis infections. You can get infected again. It is necessary that both partners get a test before intimacy. If you have any questions about sexually transmitted diseases, you should see your local physician.