What is it?

Ureaplasma is a bacterium which occurs naturally in men and woman. Therefore, it is not considered a classic sexually transmitted infection, although it can be passed through sexual contact. When a colony of the bacteria overgrows, it can cause irritation.

Did you know…

If you have ureaplasma, it can be a cause you to become infertile and give you complications when giving birth if left untreated. Click here to see the full article.

What are the symptoms?

An infection can cause symptoms that are similar to those of Urethritis.  These can include genital discharge, pain during urination and redness and inflammation around the site of infection.

Ureaplasma Testing

Testing with Better2Know is easy, fast and painless. As part of our Comfort, Full  and Platinum STD screens, you provide a urine sample at the clinic. Please be sure that you hold your urine for three hours before your test. The results for this test take three days from when your sample is received in the laboratory.

Treatment

It is treated with a course of antibiotics. Your Better2Know doctor can help prescribe the right medication for you.  The consultation is included for everyone who tests positive.  Alternatively you can take your results to your own Doctor.