Trichomoniasis refers to a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can affect both females and males, although symptoms are different in men and women but the disease is more common in women.
How Common is Trichomoniasis and How You Will Get to Know The Same?
Trichomoniasis is quite a common and treatable STD in sexually active females. There are some particulars symptoms by which you can get to know the same and would proceed for diagnosis to check the same. The trichomoniasis could be the reason of genital inflammation that can increase vulnerability of a female to have an infection like HIV on exposure to the virus. Being infected by trichomoniasis increases the likelihood that an HIV-infected woman passes the infection to her partner in case of unprotected sexual intercourse. Pregnant women infected with the parasites of Trichomoniasis could have babies who are born early or have less than optimal weight at birth. These symptoms are:
Symptoms in Women
- Itching in inner thighs
- Vaginal odor having strong smell
- Swelling of labia
- Discomfort during the intercourse
- Vaginal discharge
Symptoms in Men
- Itching in penis
- Burning or pain after urination
- Discharge from penis
- Swelling in prostate gland
How Much Time Does It Take To Get The Aforesaid Symptoms of Trichomoniasis?
Usually, the affected person gets the symptoms in 7 days. But it would be 5 to 20 days depending on the circumstances of each case. Even, many persons found the infection without any symptom being felt.
How Long Can Trichomoniasis Be Dormant in a Woman?
But, it is not always necessary that you found the symptoms every time. The Trichomoniasis infection can be present dormant (“without symptoms”) for many years, in men or women or both. The presence of the infection does not imply that you or your partner has cheated; you could have been infected for years, or perhaps your partner had it without symptoms. Probably you will never know exactly when you were infected and you’ll go crazy if you keep trying. I strongly recommend you stop trying to figure it out.
Duration of Dormancy:
As the symptoms are less presentable in men, there is high probability that the trichomoniasis could present in men but due to non-present of symptoms, they couldn’t be informed about the inspection.
Although we talk about the term, up to which the parasite could be dormant, there is no any particular time duration. It can be present without any symptoms even for many years or some months only. Even after knowledge of the infection, if you want to know exactly when you were infected with the parasite causing Trichomoniasis, then it is impossible. The presence of infection depends on the ability of the body system to fight the parasite and every person’s day-to-day schedule and work. However, you don’t need to worry about the infection as Trichomoniasis is a inconvenient infection, but not a serious threat to the health and it could easily be cured with in-depth treatment.
You have to make sure of the following:
Any symptom for e.g. burning with urination, vaginal discharge, an abnormal rash etc. is a clear sign to stop having sexual intercourse and consult with a physician on an emergent basis. An individual with a diagnosis of trichomoniasis must receive intensive treatment and should pass the message to all recent partners involved with sexual intercourse with her so that one could be treated and take diagnostic of the infection. In this way, the risk of the partners developing potential complications from this condition and the risk of the individual with trichomoniasis having a recurrence decreases.
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