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A 45-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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.
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Dr. Brian Powers
Urology 45 years experience
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.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Hello drs and thank you. Sorry for my ignorance. If mycoplasma/ureaplasma are normal bacteria in body, how it is related to mycoplasma genitalium/ureaplasa parvum? The STDs sound very serious and far from normal. Should I also get tested for these?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Don't believe everything you find online! M genitalium is the only one of these that frequently causes health problems, and its only proved problem is... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
A person take a dose of 4*500mg azithromvcin in the same time, can Mycoplasma genitalium be cured?
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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Hello doctors. Im a male 31yo. I would like to know what the symptoms are for mycoplasma genitalium in males?
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
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Whats the chances of having Mycoplasma Genitalium after 4 negative PCR urine tests?
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.
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A member asked:
Do people with mycoplasma genitalium have a lot of pain?
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
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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