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Mycoplasma Genitalium

Mycoplasma Antibiotics Prescribed

If you have tested positive for Mycoplasma Genitalium and require treatment then The Online Clinic can help. We can even prescribe for you on a precautionary basis if a partner has tested positive for this infection. Click on the Free Consultation button to begin.

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What is Mycoplasma Genitalium?

Mycoplasma Genitalium is a bacterium that is sexually transmitted. Mycoplasmas are tiny bacteria that can be cause of urethritis. Although the infection has shown some antibiotic resistance, it is normally easy to treat. Testing for Mycoplasma Genitalium is not usually part of a general sexual heath screen and is usually only offered if the patient is symptomatic.

Symptoms of Mycoplasma Genitalium

Sometimes there are absolutely no symptoms of this infection but the following have been observed:

  • Stinging or burning sensation when passing urine
  • Discharge from the penile urethra
  • Unusual discharge from the vagina
  • Women sometimes experience pain in the pelvic area and bleeding during intercourse.

Symptoms normally present within 1 - 3 weeks of acquiring the infection.

Getting tested for Mycoplasma Genitalium

Mycoplasma Genitalium needs to be tested using PCR technology as the bacteria does not culture well. If you have symptoms, you can buy tests online from The STI Clinic.

Antibiotic Treatment for Mycoplasma

This first line treatment is a 7 course of Doxycycline, followed by a 3 day course of Azithromycin

Testing for Mycoplasma Genitalium usually includes resistance testing. If the organism is resistant to Azithromycin, then Moxifloxacin can be offered. Moxifloxacin should NOT be used as a first line treatment in the absence of resistance information.

If you or a partner has tested positive for Mycoplasma Genitalium then you can get antibiotic treatment online for next day delivery.

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Reviewed by: Dr Loraine Haslam MBBS, DRCOG, DFSRH, LoC SDI, LoC IUT, MRCGP
GMC registration number: 4524038
Date: 30 October 2023
Next review: 29 October 2025
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