Mycoplasma Genitalium

Information about mycoplasma symptoms and treament

Mycoplasma is a sexually transmitted infection which is bacterial in nature. It is a relatively new STI in terms of when it was discovered, and it is often difficult to diagnose. This is because the symptoms it presents are very similar to and often confused with chlamydia and gonorrhoea, two other common bacterial STIs. Mycoplasma genitalium can also occur in addition to other STIs. For example, many women who have contracted bacterial vaginosis will often find that they are also infected with mycoplasma genitalium. This infection is easily treatable with a course of the antibiotic Azithromycin but it can lead to health complications, including infertility, if it is left untreated.

Dr Hilary Jones Dr Hilary Jones
Medical Advisor

"STIs can cause long-term complications if they are not treated. Taking the right medication is vital."

Treatment Options

Sandoz Manufactured byAzithromycin
Azithromycin is an antibiotic which can be used to treat a range of bacterial STIs including chlamydia, non-specific urethritis, ureaplasma urealyticum and mycoplasma genitalium. When taken with Cefixime it can also treat gonorrhoea. It is a high dose treatment which only needs to be taken once to clear an infection safely and effectively.
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Actavis Manufactured byDoxycycline
Doxycycline is an antibiotic prescription treatment that can cure a range of bacterial STIs including ureaplasma urealyticum, non-specific urethritis and chlamydia. It is available in a lower dose than other antibiotics which makes it a suitable alternative for people who may be particularly sensitive to higher dosage medications.
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What are the symptoms of this STI?

Most people who are infected with mycoplasma genitalium will not realise that this is the case, due to the asymptomatic nature of the infection. This is why it is strongly recommended that you should take an STI test if you have had unprotected sex. When symptoms do occur in men, they usually include some form of urethral discharge, urethritis and pain while urinating. It is possible that women may experience vaginal itching and some pain while urinating or during sex.

What are the causes of mycoplasma genitalium?

Mycoplasma genitalium is a sexually transmitted disease, which means it is spread when sexual activity takes place and adequate protection has not been used. This does not just mean vaginal sex; anal and oral sex also place you at risk, as does sharing sex toys with an infected partner. Without protection, the mycoplasmal organisms of the infection are transmitted during sex. These organisms then attached themselves to the surface of the genital tract, causing the infection.

What happens if this infection is not treated?

Mycoplasma genitalium is considered to be a dangerous infection because it usually displays no symptoms, and an infected individual may not seek treatment for some time because they are unaware that this is the case. If you have had unprotected sex, we strongly recommend that you take an STI test to make sure that you are not infected with this or any other STI. If left untreated, mycoplasma genitalium can lead to prostatitis and epididymitis in men. Women are at risk of ectopic pregnancy, cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease and urethritis. Infertility is a risk for both sexes.

What mycoplasma genitalium treatments are available?

The antibiotic Azithromycin is usually recommended as an effective mycoplasma genitalium treatment. This treatment option comes in the form of two 500mg tablets which are taken as a single dose.

Can I buy mycoplasma genitalium treatment online?

Azithromycin, a recommended mycoplasma genitalium treatment, is available to order online at OnlineClinic today. Our service is efficient and discreet, so you can be sure that your privacy is completely secured at every stage of the ordering and delivery process. You will need to complete a free online consultation before you can order the mycoplasma genitalium treatment, to ensure that it is safe for you to use. The information you provide as part of this consultation will be viewed by a registered doctor who will confirm to us whether you are suitable for your chosen medication. If this is the case, the doctor will then issue a prescription and send it to our pharmacy. Your prescription will then be dispensed and dispatched by the pharmacy to be sent to you via free overnight delivery.