Mycoplasma of the abdomen is due to a bacterium that can be transmitted when you have intercourse. Common symptoms are that it stings when you pee and that you have floats, itching or bleeding.
Mycoplasma is not included in the Infection Protection Act. This means that you have to pay for the treatment yourself. You also don’t need to do an infection tracking.
Symptoms of mycoplasma
You may have mycoplasma without having any symptoms, but you may have some or all of these symptoms of mycoplasma:
- It stings when you pee.
- You have flooded from the penis.
- You have different movements from the vagina.
- You have intermediate bleeding.
- You have lower abdominal pain.
- You’re hurting your scrotum.
When should I seek care?
If you have symptoms that you believe are due to mycoplasma, contact a health center, youth clinic or skin, and genital clinic. You can contact many receptions by logging in. You can seek care at any health center, youth center or skin and gender clinic you want throughout the country.
Skin and gender receptions are called different things in different parts of the country. For example, they may be referred to as venereal, genital, STD, STI, or Sesame.
At the reception, you get to meet a midwife, doctor or nurse. You are told how you feel and when and how you have had sex. This is to allow them to assess how likely you are to have mycoplasma.
Often you have to pass a urine sample. You can also have samples from the vagina or rectum. Sometimes you have to take the test yourself with a top inside the toilet on reception. Sometimes a doctor or midwife takes the test. Where the samples are taken depends on how you have had sex and where you may have received mycoplasma.
It usually takes about a week before you get the test answer. You can get it by phone or letter, talk to the person taking the test of how you want the answer.
If it turns out that you have mycoplasma, the person (s) you have had sex with will also need to test.
Important to understand
In order to be able to participate in your care and make decisions, it is important that you understand the information you receive from the healthcare staff. Ask questions if you don’t understand. You can also ask to have the information printed to read it peacefully.
Treatment of mycoplasma
Mycoplasma with symptoms is treated with antibiotics. You may also have mycoplasma which does not cause symptoms. Then it does not always need to be treated. Discuss with a doctor if you know you have mycoplasma but have not had symptoms of it.
Usually, you take antibiotics for five days. You should not have sex while you are taking the antibiotic, as there is still a risk that you will pass the mycoplasm to someone else.
When you have finished the treatment, mycoplasma usually has healed. Sometimes you may be allowed to leave another test after the treatment, to be sure that mycoplasma is gone. If the infection spreads, it can lead to fallopian tubes and oesophagitis.
How can I protect myself from mycoplasma?
Use a condom if you have intercourse in the vagina or anal opening. Use a condom if you use a dildo with someone else.
More about mycoplasm
Mycoplasm is a bacterium. There are different types of mycoplasma bacteria. Among others, one that causes pneumonia and one that causes mycoplasma in the genital area. The person who causes mycoplasma in the genital area is called Mycoplasma genitalium.
Mycoplasma genitalium is found in the mucous membranes, especially the urethra and vagina. The bacterium may also be present in the rectum and in the eyes, but it is rarer. The bacterium is transmitted between people when the mucous membranes come into contact with each other when you have sex. The bacteria can also be transmitted through semen or slit secretions. The most common way to get or give any mycoplasma is through vaginal intercourse.