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Trichomoniasis, also called trich, is a bacterial STD that mainly impacts women. It is a common cause of burning in the vaginal canal, or vaginitis. If you experience symptoms of trich, see your doctor as soon as possible, as it is curable with antibiotics.

Watch this video to learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of trich. Trich causes burning with urination, tender vaginal skin, and a discharge with a strong odor. Once diagnosed, a course of antibiotics can cure trich completely. You can avoid trich infection by using a barrier method of protection, such as a condom, when you’re sexually active.

If you think you could have trich, make an appointment at the Washington Surgi-Clinic. We offer full-service gynecological care and abortions in our DC clinic. To make an appointment , call (202) 659-9403.