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Information on M. Genitalium Testing and Treatment Advice

Following a recent review by our clinical team, our doctors do not consider it appropriate to supply this treatment via an online consultation only. If you are seeking this or similar medication, we advise you to make an appointment with your regular doctor who can properly assess your suitability for treatment.
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Mycoplasma Genitalium – A bacterium causing a common STI

M. genitalium is the binominal Latin name of a parasitic bacterium which is prevalent in the genital tract. It is transmitted via sexual intercourse and one of the most common bacteria responsible for STDs, together with Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. In men, it is often found to be the cause of an episode of NSU whereas in women it is often associated to bacterial vaginosis. If left untreated, an infection with M. genitalium may lead to cervicitis (inflammation of the cervix) or pelvic inflammatory disease. In women, it can also lead to infertility.

What are the symptoms of Mycoplasma Genitalium?

Just like Gonorrhoea or Chlamydia, an infection caused by Mycoplasma Genitalium may be asymtomatic and can go by unnoticed. Common symptoms include:

  • Inflammation of the urinary tract in men (urethritis)
  • Burning sensation when passing urine (both men and women)
  • Painful intercourse (women)
  • Genital discharge (both sexes)
  • Vaginal itching

How is Mycoplasma Genitalium Treated?

An infection is easily treated by taking oral antibiotics in a one-off dose (Zithromax) or over the course of a week (Doxycycline). Treatment is painless and easy to follow and usually the infection clears up quickly.

If you or your partner have already been diagnosed positive for the condition, you can source appropriate Mycoplasma Genitalium treatments through Myonlinedoctor directly.

If you suspect you might have this STI, why not get tested with Myonlinedoctor today? If the results come back positive, we will supply appropriate antibiotic treatment to you free of charge.

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How can M. genitalium be prevented?

Nothing can guarantee 100% protection against STIs other than sexual abstinence. The best and most reliable means of contraception that greatly minimises the risk of catching a sexually transmitted disease is the male condom. If you are in an exclusive relationship and do not wish to use condoms, it is a good idea for partners to get tested, a service we can offer here at Myonlinedoctor. For further information, please visit our STI Advice page.