Mycoplasma genitalium is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. Both men and women can contract and transmit it.
The infection impacts them in different ways. Mycoplasma genitalium infects the male urethra. Men with the condition might notice discharge from their penis or pain or burning sensations when they urinate.
Women can get mycoplasma genitalium in their cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes. Women may also notice an unusual discharge from their vagina or pain urinating. Pain in the lower pelvis and during sex is also common. They may also bleed after sex or between their monthly periods.
While many people with mycoplasma genitalium have unpleasant symptoms, others have no symptoms at all.