Trichomonas vaginalis - Definition

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Trichomonas vaginalisis a parasite that causes sexually transmitted disease (STD). It is most often found in young women, and can also be transmitted through shared use of bathroom towels, flannels, or swimming costumes and other underwear. This infection can lead to vaginitis in women, characterized notably by often foul-smelling vaginal discharge that are sometimes greenish in color, along with pain or burning sensations in the genital area, and urethritis in men, with urinal leakage, reddish genital area, and burning when urinating. When this condition is suspected, a urine sample should be taken, and partners should also be treated. Other STDs should also be tested for, in both the affected individual and partner, and all sexual activity should be protected until fully healed.