Mycoplasma genitalium (MG)

Mycoplasma genitalium, is a sexually transmitted bacteria that sometimes causes an infection.

For women: lower abdominal pain

For men:  discharge from the tip of the penis

Tests can be done by urine test or swabs and the infection is treated with antibiotics. If the test is positive, it is important to have a repeat test 5-weeks after treatment to check it has worked.

For more information visit Sexwise/Mycoplasma-genitalium

Please note that testing is not currently available in Sefton Sexual Health, but is expected soon (April 2019)