What is it?

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

Having a ureaplasma infection does not mean that there has been infidelity in a relationship, it may simply be the bacteria being out of control.  If you have any symptoms then it is important to get tested.

Did you know? ...

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What are the symptoms?

An infection can cause symptoms that are similar to those of urethritis.  These can include:

  • unsual genital discharge
  • pain during urination
  • discomfort in the genital area
  • redness and inflammation around the site of infection.

Ureaplasma testing

Testing with Better2Know is easy, fast and painless. You simply provide a urine sample at the clinic. Please be sure that you hold your urine before your test, so that you can provide an adequate sample.

The results for this test take five days from when your sample is received in the testing laboratory.  Ureaplasma testing is available as part of our Comfort, Full and Platinum screens.   


Ureaplasma is treated with a course of antibiotics. Your Better2Know doctor can prescribe the right medication for you.

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