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Trichomoniasis, unspecified Save

ICD-10 code: A59.9

Chapter: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

What is Trichomoniasis Unspecified?

Trichomoniasis is an STD caused by a microscopic parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. It's a common STD that can affect both men and women, but women are more likely to experience symptoms. Trichomoniasis unspecified refers to a case where the specific type of Trichomoniasis is not specified.

Symptoms of Trichomoniasis Unspecified

Trichomoniasis unspecified often does not cause any symptoms, especially in men. However, women may experience:

  1. Itching, burning, or redness in the genital area
  2. Abnormal vaginal discharge that may be yellow, green, or gray in color and have a foul odor
  3. Pain or discomfort during sex or urination
  4. Lower abdominal pain (in rare cases)

It's important to note that these symptoms can also be caused by other STDs or infections, so it's important to get tested to determine the cause of the symptoms.

Treatment for Trichomoniasis Unspecified

Trichomoniasis unspecified can be treated with antibiotics, such as metronidazole or tinidazole. It's important to complete the full course of antibiotics, even if the symptoms disappear, to ensure that the infection is fully treated.

It's also important to inform any sexual partners so that they can be tested and treated if necessary.

Preventing Trichomoniasis Unspecified

The best way to prevent trichomoniasis unspecified is to practice safe sex. This includes using condoms during sex, getting tested regularly for STDs, and limiting the number of sexual partners.

It's also important to avoid douching, as this can disrupt the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina and increase the risk of infections.


Trichomoniasis unspecified is a common STD that can be easily treated with antibiotics. If you experience any symptoms or are at risk of contracting an STD, it's important to get tested and seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent further health complications.

Diagnosis Codes for Trichomoniasis, unspecified | A59.9