Fast Five Quiz: Mycoplasma genitalium Presentation and Diagnosis

Ken B. Waites, MD


April 09, 2020

Figure 1. Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Mycoplasma genitalium bacteria

The majority of patients with M genitalium infection experience no symptoms. However, bleeding between menstrual periods can be experienced by women with M genitalium infection. Additional symptoms in women may include vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, painful intercourse, and postcoital bleeding.

Men also may experience symptoms, including penile irritation and pain, dysuria, and discharge from the urethra.

For additional information, refer to the Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinical Practice Guidelines from the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of M genitalium infection.


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