Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection. As a newly discovered STI, it can be difficult to diagnose because it is very similar to gonorrhoea and chlamydia and can occur alongside other STIs. Many women who have bacterial vaginosis also have mycoplasma genitalium. This infection is considered to be one of the main causes of non-specific urethritis in men. If left untreated, the infection can lead to cervicitis in women, and infertility and urethritis in both sexes.
Mycoplasma genitalium is easily treatable with a course of antibiotic treatment such as Azithromycin. You can buy this medication at euroClinix with a simple online consultation.
What causes mycoplasma genitalium?
Mycoplasma genitalium is transmitted through sexual contact. If you have unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex you are placing yourself at risk of contracting this infection, or any one of a number of other STIs. The small mycoplasmal organisms that cause this infection are passed on during sexual intercourse and go on to attach themselves to the genital tract surface, where they begin to attack the host’s tissue.
Are there any mycoplasma genitalium symptoms?
This is an asymptomatic infection, which means the vast majority of infected individuals will not display any visible mycoplasma genitalium symptoms. This makes it even more important to undertake a regular STI test to ensure you are not infected.
If mycoplasma genitalium symptoms do occur, they will usually be in the form of urethritis, urethral discharge and pain during urination for men. An inflammation of the urethra is the most common visible symptom for men.
Women may notice vaginal itching, pain during sex and pain while urinating.
What are the risks associated with this infection?
This infection can be dangerous because it is asymptomatic, and a person may not realise they are infected for some time. Untreated mycoplasma genitalium can lead to serious long-term health complications, so it is important to undergo STI testing if you have had unprotected sex.
Men could experience epididymitis and prostatitis, while women are at risk of cervicitis, ectopic pregnancy, urethritis and pelvic inflammatory disease. Both women and men risk infertility and long-term pelvic pain.
What treatments are available?
The most effective treatment for mycoplasma genitalium is a five day course of Azithromycin. For the medication to be most effective, you should take two 500mg tablets in a single dose treatment, by which the infection will be take seven days to be fully treated.
Buying mycoplasma genitalium treatments online
You can buy your mycoplasma genitalium treatment online today at euroClinix. You will need to complete an online consultation, which is brief, secure and free. This is an essential part of the process because it is assessed by one of our doctors, who will ensure that the medication is safe for you. Once this has been determined, a prescription will be issued which will then be dispensed from our pharmacy. You can expect to receive your medication very quickly, as we dispatch all our medications via free overnight delivery.