MYCOPLASMA

Much less known than Gonorrhea and Chlamydia, but no less important, as today more cases of urethritis caused by this bacterium than by Gonorrhea are diagnosed.

WHAT IS IT?

Much less known than Gonorrhea and Chlamydia, but no less important, as today more cases of urethritis caused by this bacterium than by Gonorrhea are diagnosed.
It is very important to know how to differentiate this disease from gonorrhea and chlamydia because their treatment is very different since their symptoms are often confused because they are very similar and can be located in the same places: genitals, rectum and throat.

SYMPTOM

The Mycoplasma, like many other STDs, may not manifest itself with symptoms and in that case, the test should not be performed until after 3 weeks from sexual contact, it is called the WINDOW PERIOD. When they present some symptom, they differ between the man and the woman.

In the man:

  • Urethritis (inflammation of the urethra) accompanied by burning or pain when going to the bathroom.
  • Greater desire to go to the bathroom or intermittent drip when urinating.
  • Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate)
  • Urethral discharge

In the women:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Change of color and odor of vaginal discharge
  • Pain when urinating
  • Redness of the urethra and pain when walking.

HIGHER RISK OF INFECTION

People who:

  • They have multiple sexual partners
  • They suffer from AIDS
  • Have unprotected sex (do not use a condom)

TESTS

It is important to say that unless you have had direct contact with someone infected with this bacterium, and you have been notified, in our clinic we will rarely directly perform a test for Mycoplasma Genitallium. It is often detected by discarding others that may cause similar symptoms.

TREATMENT

Currently and due to the creation of multiple resistances, there are different types of treatments, all of them with antibiotics, which must be decided by the doctor, depending on each case.
Once the treatment is finished and if the symptoms have completely disappeared, you should wait up to three weeks to be able to repeat the test and verify that you have been treated successfully.

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