What is it?

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

How do I know if I have it? What are the symptoms?

In most cases, the sufferer will have no symptoms. However, for women who have symptoms, they 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.  So don't worry if you haven't heard of it, we can help you get tested for it Click here to see the full article.

Mycoplasma Testing

 Better2Know can test you easily, quickly and painlessly as part our Comfort, Full and Platinum STD screens, and on its own. Please be sure that you hold your urine for 3 hours before your test. Results are usually available three days from when the sample is received in the laboratory.


It is treated with antibiotics. You can speak to a Better2Know Doctor if you test positive.  They will be able to prexcribe correct medication for you.