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Trichomoniasis Testing in London

Trichomoniasis, caused by the Trichomonas vaginalis parasite, can affect both men and women. It's commonly transmitted during sexual activity and can lead to symptoms like abnormal discharge and discomfort. However, many individuals may be asymptomatic, highlighting the importance of testing following potential exposure. Our London STI clinic offers rapid and comfortable testing methods. Schedule your visit with us now!


Trichomoniasis, often referred to as trich, is triggered by the tiny parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. Once infected, trich can be spread to others through various sexual activities, including:

  • Anal intercourse
  • Oral sexual contact
  • Penile-vaginal or vaginal-vaginal intercourse
  • Genital contact or direct skin-to-skin interaction, even without ejaculation.

It's important to understand that trich is not transmissible through non-sexual means such as hand-holding, kissing, or sharing meals and beverages.

When should I get tested?

Testing for trichomoniasis is advisable if you exhibit symptoms indicative of an STD. Often, trichomoniasis remains asymptomatic, but when symptoms do appear, they typically emerge within 5 to 28 days post-infection. Some individuals may experience symptoms at a later stage in life.

Women are at a heightened risk of contracting STDs. Even in the absence of symptoms, your healthcare provider might recommend testing if you engage in:

  • Sexual activities with multiple partners
  • Unprotected sex without a condom
  • Previous instances of trichomoniasis or other STDs.


Symptoms In women:

  • Burning, itching, soreness or redness around the genitals
  • Clear yellowish, greenish or whitish vaginal discharge having fishy smell
  • Discomfort at the time of urinating or enjoying sex

Symptoms In men:

  • Unusual discharge from the penis
  • Irritation or itching inside the penis
  • Burning after ejaculating or urinating

What does the test include?

The Trichomoniasis test typically involves a physical examination followed by the collection of a sample, either through a swab or urine test. In women, a swab of the vaginal area is usually taken, while in men, a swab from the urethra or a urine sample can be used for testing. This sample is then analyzed in a laboratory to detect the presence of the Trichomonas vaginalis parasite.

What to Expect

  • Step 1

  • Preparing for the Test

    Before your appointment, it's important to avoid urinating for at least two hours. This helps ensure the urine sample collected is concentrated, leading to more accurate test results.

  • Step 2

  • During the Test

    At the appointment, you'll have a discussion with the doctor or nurse about your sexual history and any current symptoms or concerns. If a cervical swab is needed, the healthcare professional will gently insert a speculum into the vagina to collect the sample. While this may feel uncomfortable, it typically isn't painful. Female doctors and nurses are available upon request to conduct the procedure.

  • Step 3

  • Receiving Test Results

    You have several options for receiving your test results: over the phone, via email, as a hard copy sent through the post, or by picking them up directly from the clinic. This flexibility allows you to choose the method that's most convenient and comfortable for you.

Please note: that if you are asymptomatic and seeking the test for peace of mind, there is no consultation fee required. However, if you are experiencing symptoms and need to undergo a consultation, there will be an additional fee of £150 for this service.


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Is Trichomoniasis a Female STD?

Yes, trichomoniasis, often referred to as "trich," is a type of sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is more commonly found in women and people assigned female at birth (AFAB). However, it's important to note that men and people assigned male at birth (AMAB) can also contract trichomoniasis.

Is Trichomoniasis a Type of Chlamydia?

No, trichomoniasis and chlamydia are distinct infections. Chlamydia is caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis, whereas trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite named Trichomonas vaginalis.

How Soon After Risk Contact Will Trichomoniasis Test Show Positive Result?

All STIs, including trichomoniasis, have a "window period"—the time between infection and when it can be detected by a test. For trichomoniasis, this window period typically ranges from 3 to 7 days.

What Swab is Generally Used for Trichomonas?

For detecting Trichomonas vaginalis, vaginal swabs are commonly used. The detection typically involves preparing wet mounts from vaginal swabs or scrapings to demonstrate the presence of Trichomonas vaginalis trophozoites.

Can You Tell How Long You Have Had Trichomoniasis?

It can be challenging to determine exactly how long someone has had trichomoniasis. Individuals can carry the infection for months or even years without being aware of it, as the infection can often be asymptomatic.

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