Sexually transmitted infections should not be taken lightly because they can be very serious conditions leaving life-long consequences. If not treated properly or in time, STIs can cause sterility in men and women.
Many people don`t even know they have STI and keep on transferring it to the partner unknowingly, the partner transfers it to another person and so on. Experts are warning people of a new STI which is spreading very fast all around the world, causing very serious consequences to the health. Many people have already been infected, and the number keeps on growing.
This STI is called Mycoplasma and lots of doctors haven`t even heard of it yet. It is very difficult to notice it and most people don`t have any idea they have it because they can`t recognize the symptoms.
Watch out for some of these symptoms, they can indicate Mycoplasma: vaginal bleeding, testicle pain, pain the broader genital area (especially during sexual intercourse) and discharge from the penis with strange smell. Besides the symptoms, Mycoplasma leaves permanent impact on the health; if the case is severe, it can even cause infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Women are at bigger risk because men seem to be more resilient to the effects of this STI.
Even though this conditions is more and more present, doctors can`t offer enough information about it. One thing is for sure: it is caused by a microorganism acting like bacteria which mostly attacks the reproductive organs. The name mycoplasma covers a group of more than 70 species of bacteria, connected to various conditions. The specific type we are talking about here is Mycoplasma genitalium bacteria, found in men and women.
This STI was discovered 8 years ago and the statistics say that it`s spreading so fast that, by the number of reported cases, in such a short time it became the third leading sexually transmitted infection among younger population.
During a study in the U.S., teenagers were interviewed about SDTs, revealing that almost 4% had Chlamydia, 2.3% had Trichomonas, 1% had Mycoplasma and 0.4 % had gonorrhea.
Another, similar study was conducted in the UK, where the results were almost the same.
Not just the young population, middle-aged men and women are also getting infected.