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Is a Mycoplasma Infection associated with Bacterial Vaginosis?

Mycoplasma genitalium bacteria

When two conditions, such as mycoplasma genitalium and bacterial vaginosis, are closely related, it is important to separate and understand each. That said, in this article, we will explore the differences and similarities between mycoplasma genitalium and bacterial vaginosis.

Firstly, is there an association between mycoplasma genitalium and bacterial vaginosis? Yes, mycoplasma genitalium can actually cause bacterial vaginosis and both conditions have similar symptoms such as vaginal discharge. 

To learn more about what links them together, continue reading.

Is Mycoplasma Genitalium an STD?

Mycoplasma genitalium is a sexually transmitted bacterium, which means it is not classified as an STD. Having said that, mycoplasma genitalium has lately been found in research to frequently cause sexually transmitted infections.

Mycoplasma testing at Your Sexual Health

At Your Sexual Health, we test for mycoplasma genitalium by using a urine sample to gain accurate results. 

Mycoplasma is a naturally occurring bacteria that is only a cause for concern if it’s causing symptoms. We recommend for you to have the Mycoplasma test if you have symptoms and you’ve ruled all other STDs out.

If you are unsure about your symptoms and require additional guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us.