Mycoplasma is a bacterial infection which can be sexually transmitted. It is one of the smallest documented bacteria and can be difficult to treat. It has been linked to infertility, so it is important to get tested regularly.

Incubation Period:

14 days

Samples Required:

Urine or Swab (women)

Did You Know:

Among heterosexuals, women are twice as likely to be infected with Mycoplasma than men. Read more.

How is Mycoplasma transmitted?

Both men and women can have Mycoplasma. It is passed on through sexual intercourse (vaginal, anal or oral) with an infected person.

How will I know if I have Mycoplasma?

Most people with Mycoplasma will not have any symptoms. These may increase if an infection is left untreated and can include:

  • painful urination
  • unusual discharge
  • painful sex (usually this affects women more than men)

What tests are available for Mycoplasma?

Better2Know needs a urine sample to accurately test for Mycoplasma. We can also test for it on a vaginal swab for women. Mycoplasma is also included in our:

  • Full Screen
  • Comfort Screen
  • Platinum Screen

How is the infection treated?

Mycoplasma is treated with a course of antibiotics. If you test positive for this STI, Better2Know’s experienced sexual health advisors can arrange a private consultation with one of our many doctors in Asia.

How can I book my test with Better2Know?

To book your Mycoplasma test with Better2Know now, you can use the orange button at the top of the page. Otherwise, you can call our friendly Patient Services team on the number above. They can answer any queries concerning our services, private clinics, screens and tests in Asia.