What is Ureaplasma?

Ureaplasma is a bacterium which occurs naturally in men and women. 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? …

An untreated Ureaplasma infection can lead to infertility or complications when giving birth.

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.

How do I test for it?

Testing with Better2Know is easy, fast and painless. As part of our Comfort, Full and Platinum 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.

How is it treated?

The infection is treated with a course of antibiotics. Your Better2Know doctor will prescribe the right medication for you. The consultation is included for anyone who tests positive. Alternatively, you can take your results to your own doctor.