What is it?
Ureaplasma is a bacterium which occurs naturally in men and women, therefore it is not considered a classic sexually transmitted infection. It can, however, be passed through sexual contact and when a colony of the bacteria overgrows, it can cause irritation.
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If you have an untreated Ureaplasma infection it can cause you to become infertile and can cause complications for women giving birth.
What are the symptoms?
An infection can cause symptoms that are similar to those of Urethritis such as genital discharge, pain during urination and redness and inflammation around the site of infection.
Testing with Better2Know is easy, fast and painless. You simply provide a urine sample at the clinic. Please be sure that you hold your urine before your test, so that you can provide an adequate sample. The results for this test take five days from when your sample is received in the laboratory. Ureaplasma testing is available as part of our Comfort, Full and Platinum screens.
Ureaplasma is treated with a course of antibiotics. Your Better2Know doctor can prescribe the right medication for you.