Mycoplasmas cause infection in the respiratory, urinary, and genital tracts. Sexually transmitted infection, whether genital, anal or oral, is caused by Mycoplasma Genitallium and affects women and men equally.
If left untreated, there is a risk of cervical inflammation, pelvic inflammatory disease, and even infertility. In men, urethritis is inflammation of the epididymis and testicles.
Mycoplasma is transmitted through respiratory droplets when infected individuals cough or sneeze. Close contact, sharing personal items, and sexual contact can also spread the bacteria. Practicing good hygiene and avoiding contact with infected individuals reduces the risk of transmission.
Mycoplasma infection can be prevented in the following ways:
Most cases are asymptomatic, especially in women. When symptoms appear, they occur 2-3 weeks after infection. Symptoms of mycoplasma can present as:
We recommend getting tested before starting treatment and confirming that you have a mycoplasma infection. It is treated with antibiotics such as:
Upon completion of treatment, another test should be performed 2-3 weeks later to confirm that the infection has disappeared.
Answer a 5-minute online questionnaire