Trichomonas is a disease that infects the vagina of women and the urethra of men.
In women vaginitis, itching of the vulva, irritation of the vagina, and strong odorous odors appear, but it is said that more than half of cases do not cause symptoms. Infection of the urethra and bladder causes frequent urination and pain during urination. In men, urethral symptoms such as pain during urination and secretions from the urethra may occur.

Route of infection and prevention

Trichomonas is commonly transmitted by sexual activity, but those who have never had sexual intercourse can also be infected indirectly from underwear, towels, toilet bowls, bathtubs.
The use of condoms and avoiding direct contact with the anus will prevent infection. In public baths, be cautious of things that will directly contact with your genitals. Avoid sharing towels with anyone if you have an infection.


Trichomonas parasites are found in the vaginal secretions and can be seen under a microscope, and Trichomonas protozoa genetic material can be also detected. This testing is mainly conducted in hospitals.
A retest will be done to make sure the Trichomonas parasite is gone after two weeks of treatment.


Oral antibiotics or vaginal tablets are used.
Men sometimes do not have any symptoms and it is difficult to detect Trichomonas by tests, but if it is clear that their partner (woman) is infected, their partners should be tested and treated at the same time.