This is a protozoan infection and one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide.
In females the symptoms include vaginal discharge, genital itching, pain on passing urine and lower abdominal pain.
In male patients many cases can be picked up incidentally and there may be no symptoms. However, it may present in some males with penile discharge and pain on passing urine.
Treatment is usually with an antibiotic called metronidazole – which can be given as a single high dose treatment or over the course of 1 week.
Testing for trichomonas is usually performed by doing a urine test. Any patient testing positive should also be screened for other sexually transmitted infections as they can often co-exist. We offer high quality accurate testing with results available within 48 hours.
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