The mycoplasma genitalium is transmitted:
- during unprotected anal or vaginal sex. The presence of mycoplasma genitalium in the throat is rare.
People with mycoplasma genitalium infection are more likely to be infected with HIV.
- Often asymptomatic
- Unusual vaginal discharge/unusual discharge from the penis
- Intermenstrual bleeding or bleeding after vaginal intercourse
- Pain when urinating
- Acute inflammation of the urethra and persistent or recurrent inflammation of the penis.
- Can also give rectitis (inflammation of the rectum) with anal pain, bleeding
Consequences if undetected and untreated
- Infection of the uterus and fallopian tubes
- Genital infection and urinary disorders
Screening for mycoplasma genitalium is carried out:
- Via a vaginal, anal and throat smear
- Via a 'first pass' urine test
Visit a general practitioner, gynaecologist, urologist, proctologist or ENT specialist.
À Unlike chlamydia, a test is only recommended in case of symptoms. This test is currently not widely available in Belgium.
The mycoplasma genitalium is treated with appropriate antibiotics.
Remember to get your partner treated and to protect yourself during sex!
To protect yourself from mycoplasma genitaliumit is recommended toTo protect yourself from m ycoplasma genitalium , it is recommended to use a condom (internal or external).