If you've searched the internet for health insurance that covers trichomonas infection then you are probably for looking for established UK based health insurance companies that can cover your trichomonas infection.
Our advice when looking for health insurance that covers trichomonas infection is to speak to a health insurance broker. Health insurance is extremely complex and if you want complete certainty that trichomonas infection is covered you should consult with a health insurance broker who can explain which policy providers will cover this medical condition and which will not.
There are many advantages to using a insurance broker but the largest by far is that you're using their expertise at no cost. They are paid by the insurer (Aviva or Bupa etc) rather than by you so it costs you no extra to use their services.
- Do you live in many different postcodes? Some will give you a lower policy premium than offers. A insurance broker will be able to advise whats best.
- Do you have a hobby that may invalidate your insurance claim? A broker will know this vital information.
- If you are a couple and one of you has claimed on your policy this year would it be cheaper to separate you both onto two different insurance policies?
- You've developed a certain medical condition and want to know which insurer offers the largest amount of cover for it. A broker will know this instantly saving you so much time and effort.
You can call around every medical insurance provider you can find and ask if they cover trichomonas infection, however this will be a very time consuming process. Each insurer will ask for your medical history because its not normally a simple yes or not if a medical condition is covered or not.
Its far far quicker to speak to one health insurance broker which will know which providers on the market cover trichomonas infection and under what conditions they do or don't cover it.
Trichomonas Infection Information
Trichomonas is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a small parasite.
It infects the genitals, and may also lead to infection in the vagina, urethra (the passage carrying urine from the bladder) and prostate gland.
The main way to get trichomonas infection is by:
Almost half of all people with trichomonas infection will have no symptoms.
If you do develop symptoms you may experience:
Some women may also experience pain or discomfort during sex.
If you think you have trichomonas infection, make an appointment with your GP or local sexual health services.
Testing is quick and straightforward. There are two main ways the sample can be collected:
Most sexual health clinics can look at the sample straightaway under the microscope and see the parasite. In some clinics and at your GP, the swab needs to be sent away to a lab to make the diagnosis.
The test is more accurate from vagina samples and less accurate from penile and urine samples.
Antibiotics will get rid of the infection. You should avoid having sex until one week after you and your partner(s) have been treated.
If your infection is untreated you may pass it onto other sexual partners.
Trichomonas can occasionally lead to other more serious problems such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), when the infection gets into the womb and fallopian tubes. This could lead to problems such as infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
The infection can sometimes spread to the testicles causing pain, swelling and inflammation. It can also affect the bladder and urethra causing pain when peeing.
It's advised that both you and your partner(s) are treated if you have the infection.