Trichomoniasis Symptoms

Trichomoniasis Symptoms

Trichomoniasis symptoms

     Approximately 50% of infected women and about 90% of infected men have no symptoms. If these occur, it usually happens in the first week after infection. However, trichomoniasis symptoms can occur anytime between 1 and 6 months since the infection.

Trichomoniasis symptoms in women

     Symptoms may be more severe during pregnancy or before menstruation and may include:

  • Abundant secretions, yellow or gray-green, sometimes with the appearance of foam in the vagina
  • Vaginal itching or irritation, at this level
  • Bad-smelling, abnormal
  • Pain with intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Darker red-zone to the external genitalia or cervix
  • Pain on urination (dysuria) or frequent urination
  • Lower-abdominal discomfort; this is not a common symptom of the disease and may question other concomitant diseases.

Trichomoniasis symptoms in men

     They rarely show symptoms, however treatment is necessary. Symptoms may include:

  • Abnormal secretions from the penis
  • Burning sensation after urination
  • Irritation and redness at the tip of the penis.

     Symptoms of trichomoniasis are similar to those of other STDs such as gonorrhea or chlamydia infection.

Trichomoniasis events

     In men the condition remains mostly (about 70% of cases) without symptoms, making on the one hand, the detection difficult, and on the other hand it increases the probability of infection and of permanent reinfection. In men the urethra is affected and therefore, when they occur, symptoms are mild and intermittent leaks, colorless or yellowish-green, burning sensation, pain and burning when urinating.

     In women the disease may remain without symptoms (in about 30% of cases). The woman may have affected both the vagina and urethra. When the vagina is affected, abnormal vaginal symptoms occur such as yellow-green foam and a very unpleasant odor, secretions causing vaginal and vulvas itching. When urethra is affected pains occur, tingling and burning during urination. The trichomoniasis symptoms are more pronounced before menstruation or after intercourse. Pain can occur during intercourse (dyspareunia).

Trichomoniasis symptoms


  • White-yellow discharge with a fetid odor (as fish)
  • Irritation, redness and itching in the genital area
  • Dyspareunia - painful intercourse
  • Frequent and painful urination with burning sensation
  • Trichomoniasis may be asymptomatic in approximately one third of cases.

     For men:

  • frequent and painful urination with burning sensation
  • urethral discharge
  • redness and irritation of the prepuce

     The infection is often asymptomatic in men. They can be carriers without knowing and can easily transmit the parasite through unprotected sexual intercourse. It should be noted that symptoms do not occur immediately after the infected intercourse. The parasite takes about 15 days (incubation period) in order to be able to manifest symptoms.

     Trichomoniasis is not a serious disease in itself, but it may be complicated and can be a breeding ground for other more serious infections, even HIV.

      Also, infection with Trichomoniasis vaginalis may cause attached preterm birth in women and epididymitis or prostatitis in men.

For men:

     Urethritis begins with a tingling and urination burning on urethra and with a creamy white discharge in small quantity. Sometimes it is met only "the morning drop" without urination burning. When uretritra includes the posterior segment, and then the bladder, new symptoms of cystitis appear:

  • Removal of blood in the urine at the end of urination
  • Increased desire to urinate

     Prostate bladder urethra is a complication with this parasite. This is manifested by:

  • Frequent urination
  • Urethral leak-light
  • End-burning urination
  • Dull perineal pain
  • Weight-rectal sensation

     And genital disorders may be associated with premature ejaculation.


     Vaginal secretions containing the parasite are in constant contact with the urethral meatus and trichomoniasis so easily penetrate the urethra and from there goes into the bladder. Sick persons complain of mild burns on urination, frequent urination and dull supra pubic pain. Frequently episodes of acute cystitis (bladder inflammation) occur. Trichomonas vaginitis is manifested by whitish vaginal secretions in abundance, which decreases with chronic disease and is becoming smelling if associated with colibacil. Cystitis may occur in both sexes and is a complication of untreated urethritis.

     Patients complain of bladder pain, frequent urination and sometimes blood in the urine. There is pus in the urine. Trichomoniasis can also affect the kidney, either by invading the urethral bladder or by blood. The symptoms in this case are similar with the ones of pyelonephritis:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Back pain
  • Elimination of pus in the urine