Vaginal Thrush is sometimes misdiagnosed as Trichomoniasis

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Trichomoniasis, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Vaginal Thrush.

Vaginal thrush or a vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection caused by candida albicans. It causes symptoms such as itching and irritation in the vagina and vulva, burning sensation while urinating, redness and swelling of the vulva, vaginal rash, thick white odor free discharge with cottage cheese appearance or watery discharge. It is not a sexually transmitted infection but its symptoms can be easily mistaken for an STI such as herpes, or trichomoniasis, an allergic reaction or small cuts from shaving.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Burning sensation when urinating, burning sensation during intercourse, vaginal itching and irritation, vulval itching and irritation, redness and swelling of the vulva, vaginal pain and soreness, thick white odour-free vaginal discharge, watery vaginal discharge, vaginal rash

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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