How does trichomonal vulvovaginitis affect the body?

Angela Lowery
Family Medicine

Trichomonal vulvovaginitis is a sexually transmitted disease. Having a sexually transmitted disease increased your risk of developing other sexually transmitted diseases including HIV.

Trichomonal vulvovaginitis is a sexually transmitted disease that can be spread through sexual intercourse. The protozoon that causes the infection usually resides in the vagina in women and the urethra in men. It is spread through sexual intercourse or vulva-to-vulva contact with an infected partner. The infection of protozoa inflames the genitalia and causes complications in pregnancy.

Continue Learning about Vulvovaginitis



Vulvovaginitis refers to numerous types of infections that can affect the vulva and vaginal area. Causes of vulvovaginitis include yeast, bacteria, parasites STDs and other viruses. If you have symptoms of vulvovaginitis like odor...

, discharge, itching, rash or pain in the vagina, you should call your doctor. You will want to make sure that you are treated for this condition, as it does not always go away on its own.

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