Mycoplasma genitalium infection is an infection of the urethra, and the genital tracts caused by the bacteria “Mycoplasma genitalium”, and is gotten through sexual contact.
It is sexually transmitted, and is capable of causing the genitals to be swollen.
The bacteria Mycoplasma genitalium is also associated with some cases of arthritis, infertility problems, and pelvic Inflammatory disease.
Some of the symptoms of this infection include:
- Watery discharge from the penis
- Burning sensation when you urinate
- Pain during sex
- Bleeding after sex
- Discharge from the vagina
- Bleeding between periods.
If not properly treated, this infection can lead to the following:
- In females, infection of the cervix, and consequently the fallopian tube, thereby causing pelvic Inflammatory disease.
- In males, inflammation of the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body through the penis).
When infected, it takes an infected person 2 to 35 days to start developing symptoms.
Lab tests using the person’s urine sample, or discharge from the urethra or cervix.
Antibiotics such as Azithromycin have been reported to be commonly used for the treatment.