What is Trichomoniasis or venereal vaginitis?
Vaginitis itself is defined as an inflammation of the vagina as a consequence of a small infection that can be treated easily, caused by viruses, bacteria, cosmetic chemicals, etc.
Vaginitis is considered a sexually transmitted disease since sexual intercourse can also cause it, in this case being called Trichomoniasis caused by the parasite Trichonomas Vaginalis. It affects both men and women, although it does not usually present symptoms it negatively affects their health.
How is Trichomoniasis spread?
Trichomoniasis or venereal vaginitis can be transmitted by direct contact with the male or female genital organs. Both genital, oral and anal sexual relations also produce the contagion of the disease. Therefore, it is necessary to abstain from using the anal method as prevention of the spread of vaginitis, since it is a common mistake. Trichomoniasis can be contracted from man to woman or from woman to woman. It is very rare that it is spread from man to man.
Symptoms of venereal vaginitis
Symptoms of sexually transmitted vaginitis appear 5 to 28 days after infection and they are different for men and women.
Symptoms of venereal vaginitis in women (although some women do not have them):
- Pain, stinging and itching in the vagina.
- Redness of the vulva.
- Small ulcerations or reddish spots on the vulva.
- The abundant and smelly flow of yellowish or greenish color.
Symptoms of Trichomoniasis in men.
In men, it is more common not to have symptoms but they are also carriers of the disease and their body suffers the consequences although most of them naturally expel the parasite in 14 days:
- Discharge from the penis.
- Discomfort and burning when urinating.
- Painful ejaculation.
- Itching in the ureter inside the penis.