Ureaplasma is a bacterium commonly found in the urinary, respiratory, and reproductive tracts. Though it can be transmitted through sexual contact, it's not classified as an STI in the traditional sense. Ureaplasma can make individuals more susceptible to other STIs. Our sexual health clinic offers comprehensive testing for Ureaplasma, either individually or as part of a package with Mycoplasma testing.
Ureaplasma is a sexually transmitted infection that results from unprotected vaginal or oral sex. This can lead to symptoms in men such as urethritis and epididymitis. In women, ureaplasma is related to conditions such as bacterial vaginosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and cervicitis.
When you exhibit symptoms such as genital discharge or pain during urination, plan to have sex with a new partner, engage in unsafe sex, or are pregnant, it is necessary to get tested for ureaplasma. Routine STI screenings are very important for your sexual health if your partner has been diagnosed with this infection.
Symptoms in women:
Symptoms in men:
The test might differ for men and women. In women, a urine sample or vaginal swab is taken. For men, a urine test usually suffices, though a swab of penile discharge will be taken if this is one of the main symptoms.
You should not urinate for two hours before your appointment to ensure the most accurate result.
The test includes a consultation session with a sexual health professional who inquires about your sexual and medical history, sexual practices, typical contraceptive methods, and questions related to your sex life. Your urine sample will be sent to the laboratory for testing. All information provided will be treated with full confidentiality.
Your privacy is important to us, and we offer you a choice in how you receive the results. You can get a call directly from the doctor who examined you, or we can send the results to you either by email or through the post. You are welcome to collect your results in person at the clinic.
|Combined Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma test
Getting tested is not only quick and easy, it’s the only way to know for sure
if you do or do not have an STD.
The window period for Ureaplasma testing is correctly stated as 14 days post-exposure.
Ureaplasma can resolve on its own without treatment but treatment may be necessary in certain cases. However, if you are experiencing symptoms or wish to become pregnant, it can be treated with certain antibiotics.
People who have had Ureaplasma and required treatment for symptoms might experience a recurrence of the infection and symptoms. You should consult with a doctor if symptoms return after treatment.
In identical conditions, Ureaplasma cells perished 24 hours post-exposure, their antigens became disrupted after 3 days, and both intracellular and extracellular DNAs from various species could be detected using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) within a timeframe of 17 to 40 days.