What is Mycoplasma?

Mycoplasma is a bacterium that can infect both men and women. It can be passed through sexual contact.

What are the symptoms?

Many people do not experience any symptoms. However, for women who have symptoms, these may include:

  • Burning or painful sensation during urination
  • Vaginal itching
  • Pain during sex.

In men, the infection is often diagnosed in those who suffer from Urethritis (inflammation of the urethra) which is not caused by Gonorrhoea or Chlamydia. Symptoms in men, if they are present, may include:

  • Urethral discharge
  • Burning or painful sensation during urination
  • Arthritis (pain and swelling in the joints).
Did you know? …

Mycoplasma is a common STI, and can give you the same complications as Chlamydia if left untreated. Click here to see the full article.

How do I test for it?

Better2Know can test you easily, quickly and painlessly as part our Comfort, Full and Platinum Screens, or on its own. Please be sure that you hold your urine for two hours before your test. Results are usually available three days from when the sample is received in the laboratory.

How is it treated?

The infection is treated with antibiotics. If you do test positive, you can speak to a Better2Know doctor who will be able to prescribe the correct medication for you.