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What are the signs and symptoms of trichomoniasis?

 

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About 70% of infected people do not have any signs or symptoms.  When trichomoniasis does cause symptoms, they can range from mild irritation to severe inflammation. Some people with symptoms get them within 5 to 28 days after being infected, but others do not develop symptoms until much later. Symptoms can come and go.

Men with trichomoniasis may feel itching or irritation inside the penis, burning after urination or ejaculation, or some discharge from the penis. 

Women with trichomoniasis may notice itching, burning, redness or soreness of the genitals, discomfort with urination, or a thin discharge with an unusual smell that can be clear, white, yellowish, or greenish. 

Having trichomoniasis can make it feel unpleasant to have sex. Without treatment, the infection can last for months or even years.


 

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