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Doctors are warning that a little-known but increasingly common sexually transmitted infection is in danger of becoming a superbug that could leave thousands of women infertile.
Scientists have found that bacteria can lead to inflammatory disease of the pelvis and, ultimately, infertility in women if left untreated. The study said then that black men and men from "deprived" areas were more likely to carry the disease. Unfortunately, it becomes more resistant to different antibiotic drugs.
Much like chlamydia, many people don't experience any symptoms if they are infected, although it can cause discharge, bleeding, and a burning sensation while peeing. She said that up to 3,000 women per year could become infertile over the next decade s as a result of MG infection.
"We are already seeing resistance to Mycoplasma genitalium because we are using antibiotics that treat chlamydia very well but doesn't treat mycoplasma very well", Dr. Mark Lawton, a consultant in sexual health and HIV and the clinical lead at the Liverpool Center for Sexual Health, told CNN. "Everyone can protect themselves from STIs by consistently and correctly using condoms with new and casual partners".
BASHH recommends that MG is treated with a seven-day course of the antibiotic, doxycycline, followed by a course of azithromycin.
Although tests for MG have been developed - carried out by swab or a urine sample - they are not now available at all clinics.
"This is not curing the infection and is causing antimicrobial resistance in MG patients - if practices do not change and the tests are not used, MG has the potential to become a superbug within a decade, resistant to standard antibiotics". Even if you have a regular partner, it's best to get tested at least once a year.
About 2% of the population have an STI called Mycoplasma genitalium.
Paddy Horner, who co-wrote the guidelines, said: "These new guidelines have been developed, because we can't afford to continue with the approach we have followed for the past 15 years as this will undoubtedly lead to a public health emergency with the emergence of MG as a superbug".
Dr Helen Fifer, consultant microbiologist at Public Health England, welcomed the guidelines, adding: "If you have symptoms of an STI, we recommend you get tested at your local sexual health clinic".
"I think clinics should test for MG as part of their sexual health screening process, as this would have been picked up at the start for me".