STD Briefs – Mycoplasma Genitalium Symptoms,Test, & Treatment

Mycoplasma InformationMycoplasma Genitalium STD Brief

These briefs are intended to give readers (specifically those readers who weren’t aware many of these STDs existed) an overview of each STD, their commonality, treatment options, and diagnostic tests available.

This information is by no means all-encompassing and The STD Project encourages using these briefs as primers and then further delving into the resources section when subsequent questions arise.

Mycoplasma Genitalium Symptoms, Test & Treatment

Mycoplasma Genitalium
Common? Quite common – There is evidence to suggest that in the United States, mycoplasma genitalium has become one of the most common STD diagnosed in young people. Around 2 million people infected in the U.S. annually
Symptoms Usually none!  Sometimes vaginal itching, a burning or otherwise painful sensation when urinating, pain during sex, discharge of the urethra or arthritis (in men)
Cure? Treated with antibiotics
Bacterial/Viral/ Fungal/Parasitic Bacterial
Test Testing your urine and taking swabs from your vagina or penis
Life-Long? No
Life-Threatening? No, but doctors think the long-term consequences of a mycoplasma genitalium infection may be similar to those of more well-known STDs such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia.

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