sex therapy vagina and vulva trichomoniasis, green discharge from vagina

Trichomoniasis in a female with green discharge from vaginal and vulva rash

Sex therapy trichomoniasis under microscope

Trichomonas parasite under microscope, Courtesy Wiki


Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a parasite. it affects both women and men, but symptoms are more common in women. Symptoms in women include a green or yellow discharge from the vagina, itching in or near the vagina and discomfort with urination. Most men with trichomoniasis don't have any symptoms, but it can cause irritation inside the penis.


Trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis.


Trichomoniasis is transmitted through sexual intercourse with an infected partner.


The symptoms in women include heavy, yellow-green or gray vaginal discharge, discomfort during sex, vaginal odor, and painful urination. Women also may have irritation and itching of the genital area and, on rare occasions, lower abdominal pain. Men are usually asymptomatic, sometime it can cause painful urination and ejaculation.


The diagnosis can be made by a fluid sample from both men and women and looking for the parasite under the microscope.


A very easy treatment for trichomoniasis is a single dose of metronidazole. Ideally all the sex partner should be treated to eliminate the disease completely.


Faithful mutual monogamous relationship with a non infected partner. Consistent and proper use of condom and decrease the risk of spread.

During the sessions of sex therapy it is a good idea to inform patients about the some of the complications of STD which may lead to sexual dysfunctions. A suggestion of mutual faithful monogamous relationship may take care of several of the problems.


Very high risk of acquiring HIV and in pregnant women can cause premature delivery or low birth weight babies.


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