Trichomonas

Tests for trichomonas. Specialized in STD diagnostics

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Available tests:

Trichomonas rapid test

This test detects antigens of Trichomonas vaginalis in only 20 minutes that allow a rapid diagnosis of trichomoniasis.

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What is trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by Trichomonas vaginalis, a protozoan parasite that primarily infects the genital area. In women, the areas most often infected are the vulva, vagina or urethra, while men infection is usually found in the urethra. Infection of other areas of the body such as the mouth and anus are rare.

Within curable STDs, trichomoniasis is considered as one of the common, being more common in elderly women, although it can affect everyone regardless of age and sex. In fact, it is estimated only in the US There are about 5 million new cases each year being the cause of 10% to 25% of vaginal infections.

How is trichomonas transmitted and how to avoid infection?

As in other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) trichomonas can be transmitted during unprotected sex from an infected person to a person who does not have the infection person. It is sex where the parasite is usually transmitted and can even vagina vagina. It is important to remember that asymptomatic infected people can spread the infection in the same way that symptomatic.

An effective way to reduce the likelihood of infection trichomonas is to reduce the number of sexual partners. In fact, as in other ETS the only 100% effective way to avoid transmission is sex. When you decide to have a stable partner ideally testing by both parties to ensure the absence of infection.

The trichomoniasis is drastically reduced with the use of latex condoms but not to not cover all susceptible areas still use can produce transmission.

What are the symptoms of trichomoniasis?

Symptoms of the disease are highly variable and most infected men and women are unaware they are. In fact about 70% of those infected have no signs or symptoms, why some people about symptoms and others do not even think that depends on the overall health and age of the person not being clear.

Symptoms, when they occur, can range from mild irritation to severe inflammation affected area. The incubation period of the disease is also highly variable symptoms may appear as early as 5 days after risk contact you 28 days or in some cases a much longer time.

The most common symptoms of trichomonas infection in men usually itching and irritation inside the penis, burning after urination or ejaculation, or may even have some discharge from the penis that can be confused with those produced by gonorrhea or chlamydia.

Trichomoniasis in women is usually displayed as burning, itching, pain and redness in the genital area, discomfort during urination, discomfort during sexual intercourse, or a transparent, white, yellow or greenish discharge and unusual odor.

What complications can cause infection trichomonas?

Trichomoniasis can act as a vector for other STDs. Up to 30% of cases it is associated with other sexually transmitted diseases, but perhaps the most worrying aspect is that this infection increases the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by multiplying by two the risk.

Can trichomoniasis affect pregnancy and newborn?

Trichomonas infection increases the risk of premature birth and babies born to infected mothers are more likely to have low birth weight. In addition, this disease can be transmitted through nonsexual routes such as perinatal vertical transmission from mother to newborn.

How is trichomoniasis diagnosed?

Trichomoniasis diagnosed based on symptoms is little or no cash. It is impossible to diagnose trichomoniasis based solely on symptoms. To diagnose trichomoniasis must conduct examinations or specific laboratory tests.

What is the treatment of trichomonas infection?

The most common treatment to cure trichomoniasis is one metronidazole or tinidazole dose. When trichomoniasis untreated, the infection can last from months to years which favors the transmission to other sexual partners and the development of complications associated with infection by the parasite. After treatment, if symptoms reappear should make a new diagnostic test.

You must notify all sex partners for a test to be performed and treated if they are infected. In addition to wait at least one week after treatment to return to having sex to prevent further infections.

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