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What are complications from mycoplasma genitalium (MG)?

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MG, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), can cause complications such as:

  • A problem that makes your urethra irritated, swollen, and itchy, called urethritis. It can happen to men and women.
  • An infection of a woman’s reproductive organs, called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can make it hard to get pregnant.
  • An inflamed cervix, called cervicitis

SOURCES:

New South Wales Sexually Transmissible Infections Units: “Fact Sheet: Mycoplasma genitalium.”

CDC: “2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines: Emerging Issues.”

Sonnenberg, P. International Journal of Epidemiology, December 2015.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry/laptestsonline.org: “Chlamydia and Gonorrhea NAAT Screening Method Endorsed by CDC.”

Manhart, L. Clinical Infectious Diseases, December 2011.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 5, 2020

SOURCES:

New South Wales Sexually Transmissible Infections Units: “Fact Sheet: Mycoplasma genitalium.”

CDC: “2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines: Emerging Issues.”

Sonnenberg, P. International Journal of Epidemiology, December 2015.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry/laptestsonline.org: “Chlamydia and Gonorrhea NAAT Screening Method Endorsed by CDC.”

Manhart, L. Clinical Infectious Diseases, December 2011.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 5, 2020

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