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What does it mean that my mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG came back very high?

What does it mean that my mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG came back very high?

Probably nothing: Ig the igm fracture is negative you do not have active disease. The igg likely indicates past and not present infection. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Is mycoplasma pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?

Is mycoplasma pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?

Yes: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a relatively common infection, in fact almost 0.5% of americans are diagnosed with it annually. It tends to affect people in the first 4 decades of their life. ...Read more

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What does the "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" test for?

What does the "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" test for?

See below: A positive mycoplasma igm antibody would indicate a recent infection with this organism. If the igm antibody is negative and the mycoplasma igg antibody is positive this would indicate a past infection with mycoplasma. ...Read more

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What symptoms are related to a positive "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" blood test?

What symptoms are related to a positive "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" blood test?

See below: Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection causes varied symptoms and a person may have no symptoms at all. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000082.htm. ...Read more

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Mycoplasma pneumoniae ab IgG >5 (<=.9 neg, >=1.1 +) but low igm. Fatigue, poor digestion, been coughing up mucus for ~1. Chronic infection possible?

Mycoplasma pneumoniae ab IgG >5 (<=.9 neg, >=1.1 +) but low igm.  Fatigue, poor digestion, been coughing up mucus for ~1.  Chronic infection possible?

Anything possible: You need to be seen by a physician and evaluated appropriately. This cannot be done on the internet, and answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can mycoplasma pneumoniae cause pulmonary embolism and/or deep vein thrombosis? If so, how do doctors treat these issues?

Can mycoplasma pneumoniae cause pulmonary embolism and/or deep vein thrombosis?  If so, how do doctors treat these issues?

No: If you are bed ridden while sick, then it is possible to get deep vein thrombosis (dvt). This would normally be treated with anticoagulants such as Heparin or warfarin (coumadin). ...Read more

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Ive had mycoplasma pneumoniae infection for two months im being treated with doxycilyne. How long for Tachycardia and chest pain to go away?

Ive had mycoplasma pneumoniae infection for two months im being treated with doxycilyne. How long for Tachycardia and chest pain to go away?

Varies.: First, one would expect the organism to be long gone by two WEEKS. However, the inflammation will likely stay. Anti inflammatory asthma medicines like monteleukast maybe also inhaled steroids are rapidly helpful (days). BUT one can get this infection multiple times. ...Read more

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Hospitalised 3x in 3 months 4 mycoplasma. How to prevent recurrence besides antibiotics? Cxr rmz perhihilar haziness, mycoplasma level 1:160, was 1:320.

Mycoplasma: It is estimated that we average one infection with this organism every year of our lives. The titers you quote are not significant for reinfection because they are only one dilution removed from each other and therefore may actually be the same value. Do not know who is treating you but suggest you see an infectious diseases or pulmonary expert. You also need immune function tested. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics are the most effective with the lowest failure rate when treating Mycoplasma Genitalium and Ureaplasma. No testing in united states?

Which antibiotics are the most effective with the lowest failure rate when treating Mycoplasma Genitalium and Ureaplasma. No testing in united states?

Non-GC urethritis: Azithromycin is best but can use doxycycline, erythromycin, Ofloxacin or levofloxacin. The first is best for Mycoplasm genitalium, and doxycyline for Ureoplasma, but azithro is just as good if used for 5 days. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat mycoplasma? My wife is trying to decide between antibiotics and herbal treatments.

What is the best way to treat mycoplasma? My wife is trying to decide between antibiotics and herbal treatments.

Difficult to trear: Mycoplasma is a somewhat ubiquitous organism. While there are herbs that have been historically used as antibiotics, there are none that have proven as effective as the few antibiotics that are likely to eradicate mycoplasma. There are more antibiotics that are not effective against mycoplasma than are. ...Read more

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Is there an antibiotic that will work to get rid of both enterococcus faecalis and mycoplasma hominis at the same time?

Dual Organisms: Yes, there are several. In your case, you had a reported culture and sensitivity (c&s) lab study that specifically tested the bacteria that have affected you with a panel of antibiotics. Since there is increasing antibiotic resistance emerging with many strains, only your individual c&s should be interpreted for you, not generalized to all patients. ...Read more

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Is Doxylag considered a suitable antibiotic to treat a mycoplasma genitalium infection? If not, please advise which antibiotic is more preferred

Not reliable: Doxycycline (Doxylag and other brands) sometimes works against M. genitalium but is not reliable. However, doxy is one of the best treatments for nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), even though 10-15% of NGU is due to MG. If you have a proved MG infection (positive test) or have NGU that didn't respond to doxy or azithromycin, ask your doctor about moxifloxacin. ...Read more

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Is there is a chance my ex (who I wore a condom with) has ureaplasma/mycoplasma, could I also have it? Should I get checked and take antibiotics?

Is there is a chance my ex (who I wore a condom with) has ureaplasma/mycoplasma, could I also have it? Should I get checked and take antibiotics?

Possible but: unlikely. If you have any symptoms including a urinary complaints then I would get checked. Did he put the penis in the vagina prior to sex without the condom? Did you have any oral intercourse/ Then if any of these are true you should be seen by your gyn! ...Read more

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I have chronic rickettsia, mycoplasma pneumonia, occipital and trigeminal neuralgia what do I do? I'm so sick. I've been on antibiotics for 9 months

I have chronic rickettsia, mycoplasma pneumonia, occipital and trigeminal neuralgia what do I do? I'm so sick. I've been on antibiotics for 9 months

Wow: Your list of diagnosis and the duration of antibiotic use makes me nervous and suspicious. I am not clear on who is treating you, but I would definitely get another opinion. You should consider seeing a specialist physician with all those labels hanging around your neck. Definitely not something that will get resolved on this platform ...Read more

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I have lyme, bartonella, and mycoplasma fermentans infection. Why do antibiotics make my dysesthesias, rage, bone pain, and fatigue exponentially worse?

I have lyme, bartonella, and mycoplasma fermentans infection. Why do antibiotics make my dysesthesias, rage, bone pain, and fatigue exponentially worse?

Herxheimer reaction: It sounds like you are experiencing jarisch-herxheimer or "die-off" reactions. When antibiotics kill bacteria, toxins from the dead bacteria can create a wide variety of symptoms including all you mention. To treat help your body detoxify- useful measures include lots of water, antioxidants, supporting methylation pathways, chlorella, homeopathy, saunas & epsom salt baths- see http://bit.Ly/15g4usy. ...Read more

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