Trichomoniasis is one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections out there that gets diagnosed at a rate of a few thousand cases every year.
It’s caused by a parasite, and what makes trichomoniasis so dangerous is the fact that you don’t need to have sex with someone in order to contract it. Coming into contact with anything that an infected person has had recent genital contact with is enough to put you at risk for getting the parasite yourself, and this can include contact with linen, seats and toilet seats.
If you suspect that you’ve contracted trichomoniasis, you might show some, all or none of the symptoms that appear on this list. It’s one of the conditions that can be largely asymptomatic in a great deal of the population but show disastrous symptoms for other people.
Here are 14 common symptoms of trichomoniasis that you should watch out for.
1. An Affected Immune System
The body’s immune system responds to any signs of parasites, infections or viruses that attack the body, and it creates an immunity-response that can either mean your immune system is compromised and so busy with battling off infections that it’s unable to fight off some others at the same time.
When your immune system is affected by a condition like trichomoniasis, it’s likely that you’ll feel sicker, contract other conditions like lung infections and the flu at a much easier rate and stay sick longer than everyone else who might have had the same condition but with a stronger immunity to fend it off.
If your immune system seems off, it’s likely that there’s an underlying condition causing it. If you show enough symptoms off this list, it could be trichomoniasis and it might be time to see your doctor for the right tests.
It’s easy to treat, but can only be treated once it’s been adequately diagnosed.