What is it?

Mycoplasma is a bacterial infection that can infect both men and women.  It can be passed through sexual contact.  It can cause long term health and fertility issues if left untreated.

Did you know? …

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

How do I know if I have it? 

Most pople will not have symptoms.  This is why mycoplasma can go undetected for a long time.  The only way to know if you have it is to get tested.

When symptoms do exist, they may include:

Women:

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

Men:

  • Urethral discharge
  • Burning or painful sensation during urination
  • Arthritis (pain and swelling in the joints)

Mycoplasma testing

The test requires a urine sample, so please be sure that you hold your urine before your test so that you can provide an adequate sample. Results are usually available five days from when the sample is received in the testing laboratory.  Better2Know can test you easily, quickly and painlessly as part our Comfort, Full or Platinum Screens, or you can have a Mycoplasma test on its own.

Treatment

A Mycoplasma infection is treated with antibiotics. Your Better2Know doctor will be able to recommend the correct medication for you.

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