Mycoplasma genitalium, Nongonococcal urethritis

 What is Mycoplasma genitalium?

It is a bacteria which is transmitted through sex.

What are the symptoms of Mycoplasma genitalium?

Burning on urination.

Pain during urination.

Discharge from the penis, vagina

Itching of the genitals

Infection of the cervix, pelvic organs

Abdominal pain, pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding after sex

In men who are sexually active with men, or rectal sex, rectal pain, discharge, bleeding, constipation, difficulty having a bowel movement.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Please consult your healthcare provider.

Your healthcare provider will talk to you about your symptoms, perform an exam.

Your healthcare provider will obtain urine specimen or a swab from the genitals.

Oral antibiotic medicines are prescribed.

You should repeat the test to make sure the infection has cleared after three weeks of finishing antibiotics.
Your sexual partner has to be tested and treated.
How can I decrease the risk of catching Mycoplasma genitalium?
Stay monogamous if possible.
Use condoms during every oral, anal and regular sex.

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