What is Mycoplasma Genitalium?


Mycoplasma Genitalium is a type of small organism that can be passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex. It can affect both sexes. In men, this may cause Urethritis, which is usually experienced as unusual discharge and/or pain when passing urine (peeing). In women, it may cause unusual vaginal discharge.

Tests for Mycoplasma Genitalium are currently not widely available in the UK. If you think you have any symptoms of a genital infection, we suggest a full STI screen. An experienced sexual health clinician will be able to identify things which suggest an infection even without carrying out a specific test and give you appropriate treatment.