Your Private GP and Sexual Health Clinic in Canary Wharf

M. Genitalium is likely to become the next potential sexually transmitted infections superbug

Dr Wayne Cottrell:

  • Can cause non-specific urethritis (NSU) in men and PID in women
  • As many as 1 in 100 sexually active persons might have the infection
  • Mostly passed on via unprotective penetrative sex
  • Testing for M Gen is now routinely included in all our sexual health screens


  • Mostly asymptomatic
  • Burning, pain when urinating (dysuria)
  • Penile, vaginal discharge
  • Pain in testes, lower abdomen
  • Anal pain or discharge in rectal infection
  • Intermenstrual, bleeding after sex



  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Infertility, recurrent miscarriage, preterm birth
  • Prostatitis, Balanophospitis, Epididymitis
  • Doubles risk for acquiring HIV

Testing and Treatment

  • Urine, sperm (male) or swabs (female) PCR testing + resistance testing
  • Antibiotics dispensed on site
  • Sometimes multiple rounds and or different antibiotics are needed to cure it
  • You should abstain from sex at least until 2 weeks post treatment
  • We recommend you do a test of cure at least 3 weeks after you finished your antibiotics.
Dr Wayne Cottrell will be back in the clinic from 18 October and the clinic will be open every weekday from that date

Canada Place Shopping Mall
34 North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
E14 5HX

Tel: 0203 197 9100

Monday: 11:00-17:30
Tuesday: 11:00-17:30
Wednesday: 09:30-17:30
Thursday: 11:00-14.30
Friday: 11:00-13.30
Saturday: 11:30-15:00