Mycoplasma genitalium is a very small pathogenic bacterium. It lives on the ciliated epithelial cells of the genital and urinary tracts in people.
Mycoplasma genitalium is transferred through sexual contact. Its symptoms are often hidden, so people who have been infected with this pathogenic bacterium are not even familiar with that.
However, the most common symptoms are testicles pain, vaginal bleeding, pain around the genital area and a discharge from the penis, especially throughout sex. The worst thing about this bacterium is that it is an incurable infection are even worse.
According to some medical statistics, about 1% of the population is infected with mycoplasma genitalium. When it comes to females, the most common symptoms are an ectopic pregnancy, agonizing sex, infertility, and irregular vaginal bleeding. The consequences of this infection in men are milder.
Mycoplasma is a sexually transmitted illness, but it’s not 100% proven. It is caused by microorganisms that have features of bacteria and take place in the reproductive system and urethra.
The Mycoplasma term actually refers to a group of bacteria with more than 70 different species. Some of them that exist in the body are determined to trigger infection and disease in people.
A study released in 2007, revealed that the infection caused by M. genitalium seems to have exceeded gonorrhea, by the number of cases it is the third most common sexually transferred infection amongst the young people worldwide.
A study of health throughout U.S revealed that 8 percent of the adolescents who were included in the study were infected with: 4.2 percent were infected with chlamydia, 2.3 percent with Trichomonas, 1 percent with Mycoplasma and 0.4 percent with gonorrhea.
Similar results have actually been published in the most recent report from the United Kingdom. The results reveal that not only the young people are in threat, but also adolescents can be infected. But, the effects of this infection can be worse.
However, you can always protect yourself from Mycoplasma by practicing safe sex. The humble condom offers the best protection versus STIs and can be used during normal, anal and oral sex.