This is a bacteria which can be sexually transmitted and cause symptoms in both males and females. The symptoms can be similar to other sexually transmitted infections, so testing specifically for mycoplasma is the only way to confirm infection.
Most females are asymptomatic, in the remaining patients symptoms include vaginal discharge, pain on passing urine, pelvic pain, bleeding in between periods or after intercourse.
In males symptoms include penile discharge and pain / stinging when passing urine.
If left untreated it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility in females and testicular / epididymis infections in males.
Treatment is usually with a course of antibiotics and retesting after treatment is recommended to ensure cure.
Testing for mycoplasma genitalium can be done by a swab or urine test. Any patient testing positive should also be screened for other sexually transmitted infections as they can often co-exist. We offer high quality accurate testing with results available within 48 hours.
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