Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease characterized by white, gray, yellow, or green vaginal discharge with an unpleasant smell. It is caused by a “Trichomonas Vaginalis” and commonly travels through genital contact during sex. A majority of people don't experience any symptoms while only 30 percent of people with trichomoniasis develop obvious symptoms like discharge from the urethra and pain during urination. In males, this organism causes an infection in the urethra, while in females, it can affect the vagina, urethra, or both.
It increases the risk of getting other STIs, along with HIV. In women, it can result in pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), blockage of the fallopian tubes, chronic abdominal or pelvic pain and infertility. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2.3 million (3.1%) women aged 14-49 and 1.7 million (2.2%) men aged 14-49 are infected with trichomoniasis at any given time. Take the following quiz to find out if you could be suffering from a possible trichomoniasis infection.