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how common is it for somebody to get ureaplasma urealyticum infection

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Common: Ureaplasma are type or organism commonly found in the genital area of sexually active men and women. They usually do not cause serious illness in heal ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Fair number: Cause of one of less common stds. Can also cause urethrorrhagia in boys + young men. This is a mild form of posterior urethritis. Lab. Cultures are ve ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Normal bacteria: It is normal to have U. urealyticum in the genital tract. It rarely causes symptoms or disease of any kind; half of all healthy young adults have it. ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: If not allergic then i usually recommend Doxycycline a tetracycline based antibiotic or sometimes zithromax as an alternative.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: It is commonly found bacteria in lower GU tract of sexually active adult men and women, the most common cause of nongonococcal/nonchlamydial urethriti ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Ryder
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Some do: Ureaplasma is a fairly common bacteria that resides n the genital tract and can cause symptoms that feel like a urinary tract infection. It may be ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Normal bacteria: It's normal to have U. urealyticum in the genital tract. Once in a while it causes nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men, but generally harmless both ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Terrible in infants: If not treated transferred to sexual parter.If pregnant organism crosses placenta and infects infant, causing prematurely with lung disease and deve ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Asymptomatic....: Testing positive without its related symptoms denotes having contracted such without developing its related disease. Do you need treating it? That wil ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes.

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