How does trichomonal vulvovaginitis affect men?

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Trichomonal vulvovaginitis is a sexually transmitted disease, which means that it can be spread through sexual contact. Although women are mostly affected by symptoms of trichomonal vulvovaginitis, some men may experience mild symptoms. Pain during urination is the most common male reaction to the parasitic organism that causes trichomonal vulvovaginitis. The parasite, T. vaginalis, has been known to inhabit the vagina in females and the male urethra. It can be spread through any contact with the vulva (the external parts of the vagina). Men can only get infected from sexual contact with infected women, while women can get infected from sexual contact with both infected men and women. Both sexual partners should be treated at the same time to prevent further infection or irritation.

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Vulvovaginitis

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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