Three reasons to have a Ureaplasma test with Better2Know:
- Ureaplasma is one of Australia's most common sexually transmitted infections
- Ureaplasma can cause itching and discomfort in the genital area
- Better2Know's private STI tests are fast, confidential and stress-free
What is Ureaplasma?
Ureaplasma is one of the smallest documented free-living organisms. It is a bacterial infection, which can be transmitted through sexual intercourse. The bacteria can also occur naturally in both men and women.
Ureaplasma can be transmitted through vaginal, anal or oral intercourse.
Most people with Ureaplasma do not have any symptoms. However, the longer the infection goes untreated, the more likely you are to experience symptoms. These can include:
- Irritation in the genital area
- Unusual discharge
- Pain upon urination
- Pain during sex
- Redness or inflammation around the site of infection.
Did You Know
A Ureaplasma infection is a common cause of urethral irritation in men and women. Read more.
Testing for Ureaplasma with Better2Know is simple, straightforward, and fast. All we need is a single urine sample. Your results will be ready up to five working days from when your sample is received in our accredited, Australian laboratory.
Ureaplasma is completely treatable with the correct course of antibiotics. It can be a difficult infection to cure, so it important to complete the course of your prescribed antibiotic.
The longer a Ureaplasma infection is left untreated, the more likely you are to experience unpleasant symptoms. Ureaplasma can lead to PID and infertility in women, and urethritis in men. An infection can also lead to an increased risk of other infections, including HIV.
Booking your Ureaplasma test
To book a Ureaplasma test at your nearest clinic, call our Patient Services team today on the phone number above. Alternatively, you can arrange your appointment online by selecting the Book Now button at the top of this page.