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Ureaplasma: A Microorganism Linked to Various Health Issues


Ureaplasma Urealyticum/Parvum are strains of bacteria that can be located in the respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems of both males and females. If these bacteria multiply excessively, it can lead to irritation and discomfort. These types of infections are widespread and can easily be transmitted through sexual activity. It also heightens the chances of contracting other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Therefore, if you receive a positive result for Ureaplasma, it is recommended to undergo a comprehensive STI test.

What is the prevalence of Ureaplasma?

Approximately 70% of individuals who engage in sexual activity are affected by Ureaplasma.

What can I do to detect Ureaplasma?

Ureaplasma is transmissible through unprotected sexual interactions such as vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse. Additionally, it can be contracted by sharing sex toys that have not been properly sterilized.

Is it possible to contract Ureaplasma without engaging in sexual activity?

Although unprotected sexual contact is a common way to transmit the infection, it can also be contracted through other means. Infections can occur when an individual’s immune system is compromised, such as during times of stress or illness, which creates an environment for bacteria to thrive.

What are the indications and indications of Ureaplasma in males and females?

The majority of individuals do not experience any signs of being infected. Symptoms of Ureaplasma in both males and females are comparable, and may consist of:

  • Sensation of burning or stinging during urination
  • Peeing often
  • Abnormal secretion
  • Pain in the lower stomach

The inflammation and enlargement of the reproductive organs. A dull discomfort or sensation of pain in the genitals or the urinary tract (the passageway responsible for removing urine from the body).

What is the appropriate time to undergo Ureaplasma testing?

Having a Ureaplasma test can help you take charge of your sexual well-being, particularly if you engage in unprotected sex or have multiple sexual partners. If you experience any symptoms or if your sexual partner has tested positive, it is advisable to undergo this test. It is also recommended for those who are pregnant or trying to conceive, as Ureaplasma infection can lead to complications during pregnancy. For individuals who are HIV-positive, there is a higher risk of contracting this infection, and they may choose to take this test for peace of mind. It is important to wait for 14 days after a potential exposure before getting tested.

What is the procedure for testing for Ureaplasma?

The Ureaplasma test provided by Test4STI utilizes a urine sample, while women have the option to undergo testing through a vaginal swab.

Assume accountability for your sexual well-being through the services of Test4STI. Getting tested with Test4STI is a simple, quick, and comfortable process. You can schedule an appointment with Test4STI today by contacting our Sexual Health Advisory team using the provided number or by clicking the “Get Started” button on our website.

What are the potential consequences of not treating Ureaplasma?

Early treatment can decrease the chances of developing other health issues, like Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, which is an infection in the reproductive organs. Additionally, having Ureaplasma infections can heighten the risk of kidney stones and acquiring other STIs, including HIV. If left untreated, the infection can potentially spread to other areas of the body, such as the joints, nerves, and muscles, leading to complications like meningitis and lung infections. Neglecting to treat these infections can also increase the likelihood of experiencing difficulties in conceiving.

What is the impact of Ureaplasma on a pregnant individual and their infant?

Expectant mothers have a higher chance of experiencing stillbirth, miscarriage, or premature birth. The infection can be transmitted from the mother to the fetus. Infants who contract the infection may suffer from respiratory infections, meningitis, or brain damage. Any inquiries can be addressed by your midwife.

What should I do if I receive a positive test result for Ureaplasma?

The infection caused by Ureaplasma can be effectively treated by taking a course of antibiotics. If desired, a follow-up test can be performed after completing the treatment to confirm the eradication of the infection.

It is advised to refrain from engaging in sexual activity for a period of 2 weeks after completing a course of antibiotics. This precaution is necessary to avoid transmitting any infections to your sexual partner(s). If you receive a positive test result, it is important to inform your sexual partner(s) as well. This will allow them to undergo testing and receive treatment if necessary.


In case you obtain a favourable outcome from a test, it is advisable to have a conversation with a physician of your preference. If you wish for us to coordinate a personal appointment with a doctor on your behalf, kindly contact the number provided at the top of the page.

What are the treatment options for Ureaplasma?

For some individuals, recovery can occur through rest and abstaining from sexual activity. Typically, antibiotics are prescribed for a brief period to treat a Ureaplasma infection. Since this type of infection is difficult to cure, only certain antibiotics have proven to be effective. Your physician can guide you in determining the best course of treatment. At Test4STI, we offer the option to schedule a personal appointment with a doctor. Alternatively, you can seek consultation from a doctor of your preference.

Is it possible for Ureaplasma to return?

Recurrences of Ureaplasma infections are possible. The primary method to prevent a reoccurrence is to refrain from engaging in sexual activity. These infections are more likely to occur when your immune system is compromised, such as during times of stress or illness, which creates an environment for the bacteria to thrive.

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