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As a teen, how can I recognize the symptoms of trichomoniasis?

Patricia Geraghty, NP
Women's Health
Trichomoniasis is a microscopic organism. It is a single cell with a tail-like structure called a flagella that allows it to move through liquid. Trichomoniasis lives in the genital tract, the vagina of women and the penis of men. It is spread from one person to another through sex.
The symptoms include a watery discharge that causes burning and itching. There may also be swelling. You must see a health care provider for an examination to be sure the symptoms are in fact caused by trichomoniasis. The infection is cured with antibiotics.

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