Mycoplasma Genitalium


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Mycoplasma Genitalium is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection that can infect the urethra, vagina, cervix and anus. It is passed on through having unprotected vaginal or anal sex. Symptoms of Mycoplasma Genitalium infection in women can include burning or stinging when passing urine, pelvic pain, a change in vaginal discharge, unscheduled vaginal bleeding, pain during sex. In men, symptoms include burning or stinging when passing urine, discharge from the penis and/or pain in the testes. However, it can be a silent infection in both men and women. The test for Mycoplasma Genitalium involves having a swab of the affected area and/or urine sample taken. Treatment is with antibiotics.

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