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i know some people are more likely to get mycoplasma genitalium than others. which ones?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
STD: Mycoplasma genitalium apparently causes about 20% of cases of non-gonococcal urethritis. Another 30% are caused by chlamydia species. These cases are often viewed as sexually transmitted diseases. Std's are more frequent in persons who have unprotected sex with increased numbers of sexual partners. I am not aware of other associations. May be more common in men than women.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Brian Powers
43 years experience Urology
Unprotected sex: Since mycoplasma genitalium lives on the lining of the uretra in men and the cervix in women, if one has unprotected sex with an infected partner they are more likely to become infected.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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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.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 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
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Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
STD: It is a sexually transmitted disease, just like chlamydia.
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Dr. Henry Jacobs
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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
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