Up to 50 out of 100 women and men infected with trichomoniasis (trich) do not have symptoms.Reference 2 If symptoms develop, they usually appear within 1 week after a person is infected. But symptoms can develop months later.
Symptoms may be worse during pregnancy or right before or after a menstrual period. Symptoms in women may include:
- Large amounts of pale yellow or gray-green, sometimes foamy discharge from the vagina.
- Vaginal itching or irritation.
- Abnormal musty or fishy odor.
- Pain with sexual intercourse even if you use a lubricant such as K-Y Jelly or Astroglide.
- Patchy red areas on the genitals or on the cervix (strawberry cervix).
- Painful urination (dysuria) or frequent urination.
- Discomfort in the lower abdomen. This isn't a common symptom of trich, and it may mean another problem is present.
Men rarely have symptoms but still need treatment. If symptoms are present, they may include:
- Abnormal discharge from the penis.
- A burning feeling after urination.
- Irritation and redness of the tip of the penis.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 7, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease