What is it?

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

How do I know if I have it?

In most cases, the sufferer will have no symptoms. However, for women who have symptoms, they 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 for Mycoplasma easily, quickly and painlessly as part our Comfort Screen, Full Screen and Platinum Screen, or on its own. Please be sure that you hold your urine for 3 hours before your test. Results are usually available four days from when the sample is received in the laboratory.


Mycoplasma is treated with antibiotics. Your Better2Know Doctor will be able to recommend the correct medication for you.