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What Are the Symptoms of Mycoplasma Genitalium?

Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) often does not have symptoms and is therefore hard to diagnose. When symptoms of MG are observed, they present very differently, depending on your sex. Burning during urination is the only symptom of MG that women and men have in common.

Symptoms in Women

The primary MG symptoms for women include:

  • Pain during intercourse
  • Vaginal itching
  • Burning during urination

Other less frequent symptoms are bleeding after sex and between periods. MG can also be identified by a change in vaginal discharge and a fishy odor after having sex.

Symptoms in Men

MG symptoms for men include:

  • Burning during urination
  • Watery discharge from the penis
  • Pain and inflammation of the joints

MG Diagnosis

Even when symptoms are not present, MG can still be diagnosed through vaginal cultures and urine tests. Because MG is not as common as other STIs, it is usually tested for when all other STIs and STDs have been ruled out. For more information concerning mycoplasma genitalia, contact your Nurx™ medical provider.

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