Never heard of Myco? You aren’t the only one. This new kid on the STI block is caused by a tiny bacteria. It is very common to have no symptoms at all. However, other times mycoplasma can cause a variety of symptoms. We are still learning about this infection so bare with us.
How would I get it?
- Spread through unprotected vaginal or anal sex with an infected partner
What kind of symptoms could I have if I am infected:
- None (most commonly asymptomatic)
- Pain or burning when peeing
- Rectal pain or swelling
- Vaginal bleeding after sex or pain during sex
- Vaginal discharge
- Pelvic or lower back pain
- Itchy urethra
- Watery discharge from the penis
- Swelling of the penis
How do I prevent this?
How do I get tested?
- Urine and/or swabs
- Results may take 3-4 weeks to come back
What if I test positive?
- You will be provided with antibiotic treatment.
- We suggest any current partner is also treated so you are not “sharing” the mycoplasma back and forth.
Need more info? Check out these STD guidelines in the U.S. – Canada is still working on our guidelines hyperlink: https://www.std-gov.org/blog/mycoplasma-all-you-need-to-know/#mycoplasma-genitalium
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