Only about 30% of people infected with trich ever have any symptoms. Men rarely have symptoms but the parasite still lives and multiplies in their bodies and they can still infect their partners.
Many people infected with trich have NO SYMPTOMS; the only way to know for sure is to GET TESTED. If you do get symptoms, they might not begin until days or even months after you are infected but you can still spread trich to your partner(s) during this time.
You may or may not get symptoms. If you do get symptoms, they can include:
- Yellow, gray or green discharge or liquid from your vagina. The discharge or liquid might smell foul or fishy.
- Burning, itchiness, soreness or redness in or around your vagina
- Pain or burning when you pee
- Pain or bleeding during sex
Men usually don't have symptoms but the parasite still lives and multiplies in their bodies and they can still infect their partner(s). If your partner experiences any symptoms, it's important for her to let you know. It could mean that you have trich too and will need to see a doctor for treatment.
If you do get symptoms, they can include:
- Pain or burning during or after you pee
- Burning after ejaculation
- Itching or irritation in your penis – trich affects the urethra, the tube that urine passes through, and can cause the itching/irritation
- Pain during sex