Trichomoniasis In Women

Continuing from our discussion on Trichomoniasis, although it is not the number 1 or 2 STD in Singapore which are Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea respectively, it is the most common STD in countries such as the USA. The persistence and prevalence of this infection leans to the higher side also because most of the infected patients are asymptomatic.

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7 in 10 infected persons have no symptoms at all.

Signs & Symptoms Of Trichomoniasis

For women who however have symptoms, they include itch and sores around the genital region, pain and burning sensations during urination, and more often vaginal discharge.

This discharge may vary in colour from yellow, white or even green and consistency can be thick or even fluid like with mucus. Furthermore, this discharge may accompany an odour. Having sex whilst one has a Trichomoniasis infection would be painful for the woman as the vaginal lining is inflamed and sore. These symptoms manifest themselves 1 to 4 weeks after the last sexual exposure. 

Just by symptoms alone however, it is not possible to diagnose Trichomonas as symptoms of Trichomonas may mimic other STDs such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. A full female STD screening at DTAP Express picks up Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Tricohomonas and even other hygiene related infections in a woman’s vagina.

Regular testing and early treatment is the key to an optimal sexual health.

Testing & Treatment

Results for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea tests take less than 72 hours whereas the rest of the full test results take a further 3-5 working days. Fast test results allow one to get treated earlier and stop the spread of infection to their partners.

It is often recommended for the infected person to get treated, abstain from sex and for their immediate partners to get tested and treated as well. After testing and treatment, a test of cure 3 weeks after the treatment allows for a complete peace of mind once the infection has been fully eradicated after treatment. 

As long as one has had any sexual exposure, the risk of picking any STDs will always be there. Furthermore, infections with STDs may result in one being at greater risk of picking up infections such as HIV. 

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Getting Tested

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At DTAP Express, a quick self STD throat swab, self STD rectal swab or a urine test dropped off, would allow you to know your STD status in a matter of days. And if needed, get treated, protect yourself and also the people that you meet.

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