Trichomoniasis Effects

Trichomoniasis Effects



Trichomoniasis side effects:


     Gastrointestinal tract: Of all the side effects, those belonging to the gastrointestinal tract are the most common: loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. Exceptionally, there may be pain in the epigastrium and abdominal cramps. There were described several cases of pseudo membranous colitis.

     Hypersensitivity reactions: urticaria, erythema and occasionally fever.

     Central nervous system: dizziness, ataxia, confusion, depression, convulsions, headache, fatigue, insomnia, as well as the peripheral ones, the most sensory neuropathy are rare and occur only after prolonged treatment with high doses of medicine against trichomoniasis.

     Mouth and nose: bad taste like a burning metal, dry mouth, heavy tongue, runny nose, glossitis and sometimes stomatitis associated with the Candida albicans infection.

     Hematopoietic system: Neutropenia is reversible (leukopenia), plastic anemia and thrombocytopenia.

     Urinary tract: Dysuria, cystitis. Darker urine color, reddish brown due to the elimination of metabolites can occur.

     Liver: Hepatitis may occur sporadically.

     If you where not to the doctor and you just suppose you have trichomoniasis, you have to go immediately. Because you must be sure about the diagnosis and especially to make sure there is not another infection that has not manifested yet. And do not try any treatment alone.

     The incubation period in case of infection with Trichomonas vaginalis, is 3 to 28 days. A very unpleasant thing is that, in men, in most of the cases, the infection has no symptoms. If they do appear, they may be urethral secretion (watery, whitish), pain or burning on urination. Treatment is neither difficult nor expensive. You would be given antibiotics. The doctor that will consult you will tell you what treatment you should follow, which is the dosage and what contraindications exist, because there are contraindications. It is very important not to try any treatment by yourself.

     If not treated, there are trichomoniasis effects. It can remain (but is not mandatory) sequelae of urethritis, prostatitis or infertility. Everything depends on how "old" is the infection and how the infection has spread.



     It is very important to go as soon as possible to a venereal specialist for a consultation. He will also recommend the laboratory tests required. And if you have a problem, discuss it with your partner (or your partners if they are more lately ...). Treatment must follow along to make sure that you will not transmit the infection or reinfection.

     And another thing ... always remember that after the treatment you have to go to a doctor for a control for that the doctor who recommended you the treatment to see the evolution of your health condition, if the treatment was effective, if the medical condition has been eliminated and what is your future conduct. At the same time if certain unpleasant events occur during treatment you need to contact your doctor who recommended you this treatment and to tell what the problems are. He will know whether to make some changes or if you continue the treatment as before.


Trichomoniasis transmission


     The route of transmission of infection with Trichomonas vaginalis is by sex - vaginal sex - of course, unprotected sex and here is included the sharing of "sex toys". It is not transmitted by oral sex but this does not mean you should not be protected if you plan to do it.

     But here you should still consider a problem: because it has been shown that the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis can survive a short period of time even in external environmental conditions, you must consider the fact that infection is likely to occur and through contact with infected objects such used underwear -girls attention when trying the panties of a swimsuit of a friend, shared towels with infected persons, for genital area, etc.. It is easier to prevent than to cure, huh? If the disease is untreated, trichomoniasis effects can appear.

     There is also the risk of transmission of infection at birth, from the infected mother to the fetus if it is female.