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When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor immediately if you:
Call your doctor for an appointment within 1 week if you:
Watchful waiting is a period of time during which you and your doctor observe your symptoms or condition without using medical treatment. Watchful waiting is not appropriate if you think you have trichomoniasis (trich). In most cases, trich should be treated to prevent transmitting this sexually transmitted disease to others and to prevent some problems that can happen if you are pregnant.
Note: Trich during pregnancy raises the risk of premature rupture of membranes (PROM) and premature delivery. Treating the infection does not appear to reduce this risk.2 If you are pregnant and have trich, talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of treatment.
Who to see
Health professionals who can diagnose and treat a trichomoniasis (trich) infection include:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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