Question: Does trichomoniasis affect your period?

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  • I’m really not very familiar with trichomoniasis, so I don’t want to give you any false information on the topic. I would check out what Dr. Molly has to say on this one, and talk to your regular healthcare professional.

  • Admittedly, I don’t know much about trichomoniasis. I do know some of the potential warning signs – unusual discharge, itching, irritation and pain during sex. As with most sexually transmitted diseases, it’s wise to refrain from sex until the infection is all cleared up. But I don’t believe trichomoniasis will affect your period at all. Check Dr. Molly’s answer for more information. Also, if you’ve already been diagnosed with trichomoniasis, you can call the healthcare professional that diagnosed it with this and any other follow-up questions you may have.

  • Any significant illness can affect your period, but trich usually doesn’t cause a really bad illness so I really doubt your period will be affected by it. Trich is an STD, so be sure to get checked out for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, herpes, syphilis, and hepatitis since STDs rarely travel alone.

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