Mycoplasma hominis

A bacteria that lives on epithelial cells by infecting the mucous membranes of the urethra, anus and, rarely, the throat.

It is transmitted with vaginal, anal sex and probably oral sex. It can also be transmitted manually (by hand) when touching an anus or genitalia that is infected.

It is usually asymptomatic, ie without symptoms even though it is contagious. If they occur, the symptoms are usually noticeable after 1 to 3 weeks of infection. Men commonly experience pain and tingling during urination, urethritis and the occurrence of a secretion. If it is not successfully treated at an early stage, infection can cause prostatitis (prostate inflammation) or epididymitis (inflammation of the testicles). It can also lead to infertility if an untreated long period remains.