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Trichomoniasis


Trichomoniasis, also known as trich (say "trick"), is an infection caused by a parasite. The infection spreads through sexual contact.

Women are more likely to have symptoms than men. The infection can cause a discharge from the vagina that smells bad.

The infection is treated with antibiotics. If you are infected, it's important for your sex partner to take medicine too.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease
Last RevisedOctober 9, 2012

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