What is it?
Ureaplasma Urealyticum is a bacterium which occurs naturally in men and woman. Therefore, it is not considered a classic sexually transmitted infection, although it can be passed through sexual contact. When a colony of Ureaplasma Urealyticum overgrows, it can cause irritation.
How do I know if I have it? What are the symptoms?
Ureaplasma Urealyticum can cause symptoms that are similar to those of Urethritis such as genital discharge, pain during urination and redness and inflammation around the site of infection.
Ureaplasma Testing ~ Testing for Ureaplasma Urealyticum
Testing for Ureaplasma at home with Better2know is easy, fast and painless. You simply urinate in the container we post you and you send it back in the prepaid envelope provided. Please be sure that you wait 3 hours before urinating. The results for this test usually take 4 working days to process.
Treating Ureaplasma Urealyticum
Ureaplasma Urealyticum is treated with a course of antibiotics. We can arrange a consultation with a private GP so that you can get the prescribed medication (there will be a small charge for this) or you can take the results of your test to your own GP.