25.09.2022

What every woman should remember

This disease accounts for 60% of visits to a dermatovenerologist when it comes to sexually transmitted infections, because the disease is mostly asymptomatic.

The best prevention of any sexually transmitted infection, including trichomoniasis, is a barrier type of contraception (condom).

Urogenital trichomoniasis is the most common disease of the genitourinary system, which is transmitted mainly through sexual contact, caused by the simplest unicellular parasite Trichomonas vaginalis.

If the disease manifests itself in clinical manifestations, then such as: abundant vaginal discharge, foamy in structure and with an unpleasant odor, yellow with a grayish tint, pain when urinating, itching and burning in the vagina, pain during sexual contact.

The main route of transmission is sexual. Domestic infection is possible, but rarely occurs. Also, vertical infection of newborns is isolated – that is, during passage through the birth canal of the mother.

This infection is very common throughout the world: according to official statistics, more than 300 million people a year suffer from it worldwide. And these are only official statistics! The real figures are much higher, since in a number of countries (including Russia and the USA) trichomoniasis does not require special registration and reporting, while the proportion of women in the general statistics is in the region of 60-65 percent.

The reason is the differences between the female and male urogenital systems. The vagina has a larger area for invasion of the pathogen than the narrow urethra of men. Accordingly, women are more likely to get trichomoniasis, and in them it behaves “brighter”. Thus, the probability of infection in men with a single sexual intercourse is 50-60 percent, and in women, according to some reports, reaches 90-100 percent.

Trichomoniasis does not pose a threat to human life, but it is quite capable of causing multiple complications, including infertility in women. Therefore, for any doubtful sexual intercourse, I recommend everyone 14 days later (the average incubation period of the disease) after this contact to be tested by PCR diagnostics, which is the most reliable of laboratory methods. For your own peace.

Treatment

It is necessary to treat both sexual partners at the same time, during the course of treatment, any sexual contact is excluded, special anti-trichomonas drugs are used, with a doctor prescribing the dosage of the drug depending on the stage of the disease, local combination drugs in the form of intravaginal suppositories, along with treatment, observe hygienic rules for caring for genitourinary organs; daily washing of the genitals; individual use of toiletries (soaps, washcloths, towels); daily change of underwear; obligatory treatment of other diseases of the urogenital organs of an infectious-inflammatory origin.

Be healthy.

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