Trichomoniasis Testing in Nashville
What is Trichomoniasis?
Trichomoniasis, often referred to as “trich,” is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. This microscopic, single-celled organism primarily infects the urogenital tract, affecting both men and women, but symptoms are often more noticeable in women.
Trichomoniasis is primarily transmitted through sexual contact, including vaginal, penile, or oral intercourse. It can also be passed from an infected mother to her baby during childbirth. Read on to learn more about Trichomoniasis testing in Nashville.
Symptoms & Testing of Trichomoniasis
Symptoms of Trich can vary depending on the severity of the infection. Here are the common symptoms associated with Trichomoniasis in men and women:
- In women, symptoms may include itching or irritation of the genital area, a frothy and foul-smelling vaginal discharge, painful urination, and discomfort during sexual intercourse.
- Men may experience irritation inside the penis, a burning sensation during urination or ejaculation, and, in some cases, a discharge from the penis.
Trichomoniasis can be asymptomatic, meaning some individuals may carry the infection without displaying any noticeable symptoms. This increases the risk of unknowingly transmitting the infection to sexual partners. Regular STD Testing is important when you’re sexually active with one or more partners to reduce transmission & infection of Trich.
Our Hendersonville & Nashville urgent care clinics offer private same-day testing for Trichomoniasis. Results will be available within 24-72 hours of STD testing. Lab testing is typically conducted to diagnose Trich by testing urine as well as a pelvic exam may also be performed.
Treatment & Prevention of Trichomoniasis
Trichomoniasis is a treatable STI and typically resolves quickly with antibiotics. Both sexual partners should be treated simultaneously to prevent reinfection.
If left untreated, trichomoniasis can lead to more severe health issues, particularly in pregnant women. It has been associated with preterm birth and low birth weight. Additionally, trichomoniasis may increase the risk of acquiring or transmitting other sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
- Practicing safe sex by using condoms can reduce the risk of trichomoniasis.
- Regular STI testing is crucial for early detection and treatment.
- Reducing the amount of sexual partners you have.
Complete Health Partners Same-Day STD & STI Testing
At Complete Health Partners urgent care clinics, we offer same-day testing for Trichomoniasis in Nashville and Hendersonville. Patients can expect to receive results in 24-72 hours. With simple online appointment booking, you can be seen on your time, or you can walk in to our Nashville area clinics. No insurance? No problem, our clinics offer affordable self-pay options for those who are uninsured. Regular testing is important and many STDs do not show symptoms early. Don’t wait to take control of your sexual health, book a same day and confidential appointment online to get treatment today.
6749 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209
9am – 7pm, 7 days a week
166 E. Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075
9am – 7pm, 7 days a week