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Trichomoniasis (cont.)

Trichomoniasis Symptoms

About 70% of people who are infected do not show any symptoms. When people do have symptoms, they can range in severity from mild to severe. Symptoms develop anywhere from 5 to 28 days after being infected, but some people can develop symptoms even later. The symptoms may improve or even go away and then return in some people. If untreated, the infection can persist for months to years. The following are the typical symptoms in those who do develop symptoms of trichomoniasis:

Trichomoniasis Symptoms in Women

  • Smelly, itchy, and typically frothy or foamy vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal itching
  • Yellow or gray-green discharge
  • Pain with urination possible

Trichomoniasis Symptoms in Men

  • Urethral discharge
  • Pain with urination
  • Pain and swelling in the scrotum (from epididymitis)
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