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:

All sexes:

  • None (most commonly asymptomatic)
  • Pain or burning when peeing
  • Rectal pain or swelling

Vaginal symptoms:

  • Vaginal bleeding after sex or pain during sex
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic or lower back pain

Penile symptoms:

  • Itchy urethra
  • Watery discharge from the penis
  • Swelling of the penis

How do I prevent this?

  • Condoms

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