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Mycoplasma Symptoms and Testing

What Is It?

Mycoplasma  is a bacterium that can infect both men and women and can be passed through sexual contact.

How Do I Know If I Have It?

In most cases, the sufferer will have no symptoms. However, for women who have symptoms, they may include:

  • Burning or painful sensation during urination
  • Vaginal itching
  • Pain during sex

In men, the infection is often diagnosed in those who suffer from Urethritis (inflammation of the urethra) which is not caused by Gonorrhoea or Chlamydia. Symptoms in men (if they are present) may include:

  • Urethral discharge
  • Burning or painful sensation during urination
  • Arthritis (pain and swelling in the joints)

Mycoplasma Testing

We can test you easily, quickly and painlessly as part our Comfort, Full and Platinum STD screens, and on its own. Please be sure that you hold your urine before your test so that you can provide an adequate sample. Results are usually available five days from when the sample is received in the laboratory.


A mycoplasma infection is treated with antibiotics. Your doctor will be able to recommend the correct medication for you.