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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not necessarily: It might or might not. If no symptoms like urethral discharge or uncomfortable urination, LE is even more likely to be negative. But MG generally isn' ... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Difficult to grow: These organisms are difficult to grow, therefore a negative culture does not rule out infection. You may ask your doctor for a molecular test.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: You keep asking about urine exposure and STDs. First, Ureaplasma and most types of Mycoplasma are normal bacteria in the genital tract, not STDs; they ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
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 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Generally an : OVERNIGHT (ie CONCENTRATED !) specimen is required. This is usually 6-8 hours...but the idea is CONCENTRATED urine thus NOTHING BY MOUTH. Hope this ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Prostatitis: only 30% of the cases are due to infection .the rest have no known cause and no known cure. Sometimes drugs that reduce prostate size or those that r ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
? Chemical cystitis: also causes urgency and frequency and burning and is thought to be a sensitivity to chemicals such as dyes instead of infection. Drink a lot of water ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not that we know of!: Urethritis is often causes by chemical irritation or friction. The urethra is so close to the vagina that it can be injured easily. Also, If urine is ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
32 years experience Urogynecology
No and yes: Yes, it's true a lot of people are unknowingly infected with ureaplsma but no, it requires intimate contact for transmission so the toilet seat should ... Read More

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