Mycoplasma genitalium, also known as MG or M. genitalium, is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) causing inflammation of the urethra or urethritis and can lead to pain and discharge when urinating. MG affects both men and women and can be treated with antibiotics.
Being regularly tested for STIs is highly recommended when you are sexually active. MG can be diagnosed through vaginal cultures and urine tests and responds well to treatment. Having open conversations with your partners will help reduce the risk of transmitting or contracting MG. The proper use of condoms is also a great preventative measure to take, especially if you or a partner have an MG diagnosis. Contact your Nurx™ medical provider with other questions you may have about Mycoplasma genitalia.