Trichomonas Infection

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Trichomonas Infection

What is it?

Trichomonas is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It can infect the genitals of both men and women 


How do you get it?

  • unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex (sex without a condom)
  • sharing sex toys 


How do I know if I have Trichomonas?

Almost half of all people with Trichomonas infection will have no symptoms.

Women are more likely to get symptoms than men

If you do develop symptoms you may experience

  • a yellow or green discharge from the vagina, which can  have an unpleasant, ‘fishy’ smell
  • genital itching and soreness .
  • pain or a burning sensation when peeing
  • pain or discomfort during sex.


Where can I get tested?

  • Make an appointment with your GP or contact Grampian Sexual Health Services - call 0345 337 9900


For more information visit NHS inform