Trichomoniasis (Trich): the causes, symptoms and treatments
Trichomonas vaginalis is a sexually transmitted infection. It’s also called Trichomoniasis or TV, but is more commonly known as Trich. It infects our vaginas and urethras, but can also infect the urethra in men.
Trich has many unpleasant symptoms, including soreness, inflammation and itching in and around the vagina. That’s in addition to possible pain during sex and when going for a pee. There may also be an abnormal discharge, which can be thick or thin, or frothy or yellow. Not to mention the chance of a strong unpleasant smell or vulval discomfort.
If you think you have Trich, pay a visit to your local Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM) or sexual health clinic, pharmacist or doctor. However nasty the symptoms, Trich can easily be treated with antibiotics.
If you’re not sure whether or not you have Trich, try our online symptom checker, designed by experts on the Intimate Health Taskforce to help you to get the right treatment. Click here.