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Alternative treatments for mycoplasma genitalium

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Stahl
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
M genitalium: This is a very small bacteria associated with urethral symptoms. It is a kind of sexually transmitted disease. It is treatable with a wide range of a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Possibly: This bacterium is found in the genital tracts of women and men and can cause pain with urination and pain with intercourse. It is a suspected cause o... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
pediatrics - Infectious Disease 16 years experience
Azithromycin: Mycoplasma genitalium is a common genital infection, a cause of non-gonococcal urethritis. It is easily treated with a 5-day course of azithromycin. S... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Infinitessimal: The PCR urine test for mycoplasma infection is quite sensitive. If your test is consistently negative, then you do not have this infection.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
STD urine test: Yes, holding urine for 2 hours is plenty for a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT, such as PCR) for any STD -- chlamydia, gonorrhea, and M. genital... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Neutral: It means the result was indeterminate, cannot tell whether or not M. genitalium is present. It doesn't lean one way or the other -- it's as if you had... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 67 years experience
Perhaps: taking an entire z pak (azithromycin) at once is used to treat some forms of infection. not easy on the stomach. the only way to tell is reculture a ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Nope: M genitalium is not carried in the oral cavity. Therefore, oral sex isn't a risk; MG is transmitted only by vaginal or anal sex.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Urethritis: The only known health problem from M. genitalium is nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) -- usually penile discharge, often with painful or uncomforatble ur... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
STD: It is a sexually transmitted disease, just like chlamydia.
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