DOCTORS have just released a new warning about the rare sex disease Mycoplasma Genitalium.
But what exactly is the STI, and are you able to cure it..? We have the answers…
Getty – Contributor The very rare sexually transmitted infection could ruin lives
What is Mycoplasma Genitalium?
Mycoplasma Genitalium is a sexually transmitted infection that’s recently been making headlines due to doctors issuing a warning about it.
It has been around since the 80s but they have warned that it could become to next superbug, and the little-known disease could make women infertile if left untreated for too long.
It is a bacteria that in men, causes inflammation of the urethra and in women, can cause inflammation of the reproductive organs, causing pain during sex and some bleeding.
You contract it through unprotected sex but you can also catch it through ‘heavy petting’.
Getty – Contributor Using a condom can prevent people from contracting the disease
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms for MG vary for males and females but are very similar to the ones of Chlamydia, it’s sometimes undetectable and needs to be checked for regularly.
In men, the symptoms are:
Watery discharge from your penis Burning, stinging, or pain when you pee
Getty – Contributor Routine STI checks are very important
The symptoms for women are:
Discharge from your vagina Pain during sex Bleeding after sex Bleeding between periods Pain in your pelvic area below your belly button