What is it?

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

Did you know? …

Mycoplasma is a common STI which can give you the same complications as Chlamydia if left untreated. Click here to see the full article.

How do I know if I have it? 

In most cases, the infection will have no symptoms, however, for women symptoms 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

Better2Know can test you easily, quickly and painlessly as part our Comfort, Full or Platinum Screens, or you can have a Mycoplasma test on its own.  the test requires a urine sample, so 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 Better2Know doctor will be able to recommend the correct medication for you.