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Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is a type of bacteria that can cause an STD. You get it by having sex with someone who has it. Even if you don’t go “all the way” with vaginal sex, you can get MG through sexual touching or rubbing.
Scientists have known about this bacteria since the 1980s, but a recent study showed that more than 1 in 100 adults might have it.
MG doesn’t always cause symptoms, so it’s possible to have it and not know it.
In men, the symptoms are:
The symptoms for women are:
Unlike other STDs, there is no test for MG that the FDA has approved. But if you or your doctor think you might have it, you can get a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT).
MG can cause a number of complications:
Scientists aren’t sure if an MG infection can make it hard for men to get a woman pregnant.
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