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What's the treatment for ureaplasma? And recurrent gardnerella infection?

What's the treatment for ureaplasma? And recurrent gardnerella infection?

Bacterial vaginosis?: Ureaplasma is normal in female genital tract, rarely any need to test and if a test is positive, usually no treatment required. Gardnerella is also normal, but "recurrent gardnerella infection" suggests bacterial vaginosis. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria, including Gardnerella. The usual treatment is metronidazole (Flagyl®) by mouth. No other antibiotic is needed because of Ureaplasma. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Are there any alternative treatments to a yeast infection?

Are there any alternative treatments to a yeast infection?

Certainly: There are many potential alternative treatments, but if you don't get relief i would check with your healt clinician. Gentian violet is a purple dye that can be applied topically. Boric acid suppositories can help adjust the ph of the vagina and decrease risk of yeast. Baking soda baths, sitz baths or douches can also effect ph and thus yeast. Ceylon cinnamon, manuka honey, apple cider vinegar. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

Diabetic Foot Treat: Do not try to treat a diabetic foot infection with home remedies without at least having a professional observing as the consequences of an unsuccessful treatment can mean hospitalization, amputation or overwhelming sepsis and death. There are over 4000+ wound care products that are available so even among professionals, opinions vary. Attention to underlying causes of the ulceration are paramount. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some alternative treatments for a vaginal yeast infection?

Could you tell me what are some alternative treatments for a vaginal yeast infection?

Many: Otc: vaginal boric acid capsules. Certain foods: eg. Yogurt or acidophilus milk. Otc: butoconazole, clotrimazole, tioconazole, terconazole. Prescription: diflucan not sure what you used to treat your yeast infection. But the above are all treatments for yeast infection. They are all alternatives to each other or can often be used in conjuction if resistant to treatment. ...Read more

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Alternative treatments for possible chronic bone infection in a below knee amputation?

Alternative treatments for possible chronic bone infection in a below knee amputation?

Antibiotics/ Surgery: Bone infections are difficult to treat. Antibiotics are used to try to clear the infection. If this is not successful, surgery may be needed to remove the infected portion of bone. ...Read more

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Does the infection of ureaplasma urealyticum have any sequela?

Does the infection of ureaplasma urealyticum have any sequela?

Terrible in infants: If not treated transferred to sexual parter.If pregnant organism crosses placenta and infects infant, causing prematurely with lung disease and development of chronic lung disease and other complications with delivery of infant usually at 25-29 weeks of gestation. In females chronic uti, infertility, kidney infection. In male prostatitis, urethritis, epididimitis.In both renal infection, arthritis. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ureaplasma urealyticum infection?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with ureaplasma urealyticum infection?

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 associated with infertility or certain infections during pregnancy but the data is not conclusive on those issues. ...Read more

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What does a semen culture check for? Can it see a ureaplasma infection?

What does a semen culture check for? Can it see a ureaplasma infection?

Limited: In my experience and opinion, there is little value to culturing semen. Most cases of prostatitis are diagnosed by history and physical examination. As a urologist, I have not utilized a semen culture for any purpose in 20 years. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get ureaplasma urealyticum infection?

How common is it for somebody to get ureaplasma urealyticum infection?

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 healthy people. Most often they cause urethritis, which responds well to antibiotic treatment. They can cause serious illness in people who have antibody deficiency. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get ureaplasma urealyticum infection, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get ureaplasma urealyticum infection, or is it unusual?

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 very pricey and ureaplasma organisms are very difficult to grow. Urethrorragia causes mild stinging upon urination plus mildly bloody urine at the end of voiding. Also drops of blood at the urethral opening + on underpants. Treated with erythromycin. ...Read more

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How do you check males for a ureaplasma infection? My wife keeps getting them and i think it could be from me. But my urine is always clear?

How do you check males for a ureaplasma infection? My wife keeps getting them and i think it could be from me. But my urine is always clear?

Culture or PCR assay: Ureaplasma (u) species are frequently detected in the lower urogenital tracts of healthy adults: 40-80% of asymptomatic and sexually active women and somewhat lower rates in males. Only a subgroup of adults who are colonized in the lower urogenital tract develop symptomatic illness from these organisms. (u) can be detected by culture but requires specialized media and techniques or pcr assays. ...Read more

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I jave moderate ureaplasma infec, will it prevent me from getting pregnant in the future? Are there chances the infection will come back?

I jave moderate ureaplasma infec, will it prevent me from getting pregnant in the future? Are there chances the infection will come back?

Not necessarily : The infection won't necessarily effect your fertility. If you are not getting pregnant, you will want to have an HSG to make sure your tubes are open. If you and your partner are both treated, the risk of recurrence is small. ...Read more

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I've just had a +ve high vaginal swab test for Ureaplasma.. A swab in March was -ve. Does this mean new infection by my partner of 10 yrs since Mar?

I've just had a +ve high vaginal swab test for Ureaplasma.. 
A swab in March was -ve. Does this mean new infection by my partner of 10 yrs since Mar?

Normal bacteria: Ureaplasma is a normal bacteria in the genital tract. Everybody has it from time to time, and at any one time it's present in 50% of persons. It means nothing at all in regard to the sexual fidelity of your partner and doens't need treatment. (Why were you tested anyway? STD experts know there is no reason to test for Ureaplasma.) So no worries, all is well. ...Read more

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I had yeast infection and ureaplasma, finished all meds and tests came back all negative. Now having light yellow discharge, is it normal?

I had yeast infection and ureaplasma, finished all meds and tests came back all negative. Now having light yellow discharge, is it normal?

Vaginitis: Vaginitis could be caused due to changes in normal bacteria (bacterial vaginosis), yeast infections, or trichomoniasis. Only the later is sexually transmitted. Clinical findings may suggest a particular diagnosis. A pelvic exam and some testing would be needed for further evaluation. Empiric therapy should be avoided because of frequent misdiagnosis and inappropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Having candida, ureaplasma, and another urinary infection. Noticed a smell like 'fish'. Taking perscribed medicines. Anything additional to do?

Probiotics: If you are being treated for vaginitis (mixed, from your description) then that usually helps restore normal ph balance in the vagina to rid the fishy smell. Some women find help in decreasing the frequency of vaginitis by taking a probiotic, or acidophilus, or garlic supplement. For women with recurrent vaginitis there are longer regimens of medication that can be used as suppression therapy. ...Read more

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How long after the antibiotic treatment is over should you wait to redo the lab test to see if you still have an ureaplasma ureticulum infection?

How long after the antibiotic treatment is over  should you wait to redo the lab test to see if you still have an ureaplasma ureticulum infection?

No set time: The more important question is- Are your symptoms resolved? If so, there is no reason to repeat the test. However, if your symptoms of infection still exist after 24 hr of starting an antibiotic, then you should re-evaluated by your prescribing physician and if need be, retested.. ...Read more

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Had foul smelling vaginal discharge about 6 m..Treated for yeast infections 2x.Treated for ureaplasma x1 .Just had another culture done, all normal..?

Had foul smelling vaginal discharge about 6 m..Treated for yeast infections 2x.Treated for ureaplasma x1 .Just had another culture done, all normal..?

?something else: The discharge you described can be seen with other infections. I recommend you return to your doctor for another pelvic exam to eval for other infections. Blood test may also be needed. ...Read more

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Tested positive for ureaplasma due to constant vaginal infections. Been given a 5 day course of azithromicin. If it is urea, will the antibiotic work?

Tested positive for ureaplasma due to constant vaginal infections. Been given a 5 day course of azithromicin. If it is urea, will the antibiotic work?

Yes: Azithromycin is an appropriate treatment. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: https://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/urethritis-and-cervicitis.htm For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more