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I may have ureaplasma because the last guy I was with got tested and has it, but I can't afford a Gyno bill right now. Are there any at home tricks?

I may have ureaplasma because the last guy I was with got tested and has it, but I can't afford a Gyno bill right now. Are there any at home tricks?

Vagina Posicles: Depending on what state you live (see:http://www.cdc.gov/std/ept/legal/default.htm) a doctor can prescribe for the swexual partner of someone infected with an STD (it's called "expedited patient therapy,"EPT) and I bet even in some other states a doctor would do it for you. "That guy" needs to ask his doctor. Other than that, I've heard about "vagina popsicles," (at jezebel.com) ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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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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Could I get Ureaplasma Urealyticum infection in my throat if I gave oral sex to someone who had it? Is this scary? Worried I may have gotten yrs ago!

Could I get Ureaplasma Urealyticum infection in my throat if I gave oral sex to someone who had it? Is this scary? Worried I may have gotten yrs ago!

Normal bacteria: It is normal to have U. urealyticum in the genital tract. It rarely causes symptoms or disease of any kind; half of all healthy young adults have it. Oral infection has not been studied. It probably is rare and anyway probably wouldn't cause any problems. This is nothing to be worried about. ...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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Does ureaplasma urealyticum infection show up on a urine culture or a pcr std urine test? I had two urine cultures and three std urine tests.

Does ureaplasma urealyticum infection show up on a urine culture or a pcr std urine test? I had two urine cultures and three std urine tests.

Normal bacteria: It's normal to have U. urealyticum in the genital tract. Once in a while it causes nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men, but generally harmless both in men and their sex partners. UU doesn't show up on routine tests; testing is rarely needed except in special circumstances. So nothing to worry about, especially if no symptoms. If in doubt, see an STD or infectious diseases expert. Good luck! ...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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Had surgery 9/2 for ectopic preg, unknowingly had ureaplasma urealyticum and PID during. Am I at risk for sepsis infection now? Just found out 9/26

Had surgery 9/2 for ectopic preg, unknowingly had ureaplasma urealyticum and PID during. Am I at risk for sepsis infection now? Just found out 9/26

PID: Are you under treatment for the infection? Ureaplasma does not cause PID; it does usually affect the bladder. Your PID was most likely due to another organism, and it is always wise to treat it, even if there are no symptoms. If you have a healthy immune system, the chance of sepsis is remote. It is best to eradicate the urea-plasma, and diagnose and treat the offending organism of the PID. ...Read more

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Could someone get ureaplasma urealyticum by oral sex ?

Could someone get ureaplasma urealyticum by oral sex ?

Here are some ...: I have never read articles or heard discussion specifically related with this question, and there has been no known scientific studies designed and conducted specifically to address this concern. Fact: Bacteria are everywhere and we have to cope with them by exercising the best possible precaution and enhancing immune defense ability with low-risk healthy lifestyle. So, commonsense will answer.... ...Read more

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My boyfriend has ureaplasma urealyticum.I have never had sex with an other man.How did he get it?I haven't seen a doctor yet but i plan to do it

My boyfriend has ureaplasma urealyticum.I have never had sex with an other man.How did he get it?I haven't seen a doctor yet but i plan to do it

Ureaplasma: Ureaplasma may be found as part normal flora in external genitalia of sexually experienced males or females and does not necessary mean an infection. However, in the right context, a concurrent std such as chlamydia and less commonly gonorrhea should be suspected & treated for. This is important in females as they can be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Hi,I would like to know can ureaplasma urealyticum/parvum affect the body?

Hi,I would like to know can ureaplasma urealyticum/parvum affect the body?

Not at all, usually: All Ureaplasma parvum and most strains of U urealyticum are normal genital tract bacteria, present in the vagina or male urinary tract in at least 50% of healthy persons. UU sometimes causes nongonococcal/nonspecific urethritis in men (NGU, NSU) in men, but no health problems in women are known. Your nearest NHS GUM clinic would be an excellent source for additional information. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to have sex whilst being treated for ureaplasma urealyticum?

Can it be possible to have sex whilst being treated for ureaplasma urealyticum?

Yes: You can have sex, but you can also transmit this infection sexually. Use protection, i.e. condoms. ...Read more

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Hi,I would to know is ureaplasma urealyticum/parvum cause by herpes.

Hi,I would to know is ureaplasma urealyticum/parvum cause by herpes.

No: Herpes is caused by a virus, whereas ureaplasma is another type of organism. They can certainly be transmitted through sexual contact however and treatment is different for both issues. Both partners need to be screened and treated ...Read more

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Is ureaplasma urealyticum/parvum linked to hiv.

Is ureaplasma urealyticum/parvum linked to hiv.

No link: Ureaplasma parvum and most strains of U urealyticum are normal genital tract bacteria, present in the vagina or male urinary tract in at least 50% of healthy persons. UU sometimes causes nongonococcal/nonspecific urethritis in men (NGU, NSU), but no health problems in women are known. There is no link with HIV. Your nearest NHS GUM clinic is an excellent source for additional information. ...Read more

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What do these results mean? Ureaplasma urealyticum test result is positive but reference range is negative?

What do these results mean? Ureaplasma urealyticum test result is positive but reference range is negative?

Reference range: The results mean that the lab found ureaplasma in the sample provided to them from the patient (You.) The reference range means that in a population of normal people the result is negative, or not detected. Get the follow-up and treatment to take care of this. ...Read more

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Ureaplasma urealyticum and mycoplasma hominis--causes of infertility?

Ureaplasma urealyticum and mycoplasma hominis--causes of infertility?

Maybe miscarriages: Ureaplasma & mycoplasma hominis have been implicated in single miscarriages or recurrent pregnancy losses. The studies are not high quality, but it's relatively cheap and easy to give a course of antibiotics to women who have had one or more miscarriages, & their partners. Mycoplasma genitalium may be a cause pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). See a rei specialist if ttc without success. ...Read more

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Can I be tested for Trich, mycoplasma genit and hominis, ureaplasma urealyticum? Clear of Chlam and Gon but have SX of PID.

Can I be tested for Trich, mycoplasma genit and hominis, ureaplasma urealyticum? Clear of Chlam and Gon but have SX of PID.

Yes: Trichomonas can be seen under the microscope in the doctors office in a sample of vaginal discharge. It is a bacterium with a flagellum that swims around. There are tests for mycoplasma and ureaplasma but they are very specialized and not usually available at a standard doctor's office. Its actually easier to treat them empirically rather than test for them. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can I be reinfected with ureaplasma urealyticum even if my partner's test comes up negative?

Can I be reinfected with ureaplasma urealyticum even if my partner's test comes up negative?

Here are some ...: Known to us, in a sense, ureaplasm urealyticum is an oppportunistic organism, which may exist in genital tract without symptoms. For your condition, just live on with no practical need to worry and drive self crazy. In fact, we all have to fight against the invisible war with all surrounding . environmental micro-orqnisms with natural bariers (skin/mucosa) and personal immune defense (humoral) ... ...Read more

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Please explain what it means for ureaplasma urealyticum test's result being positive but reference range being negative?

Please explain what it means for ureaplasma urealyticum test's result being positive but reference range being negative?

"+" test results: Reference range "-" means that the test should return negative. A "+" assay means that you have tested "+" for the disease - you have been exposed and demonstrate Ureaplasma..... ...Read more

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What is ureaplasma urealyticum?

What is ureaplasma urealyticum?

GU Bacteria: Ureaplasma is a common bacteria found in the genitourinary system. Sometimes it causes infections and sometimes it doesn't and we don't know why. Not all tests will diagnose it and sometimes it's unfairly blamed for certain diseases. It should only be treated with antibiotics if it's causing a serious issue that isn't being caused by some other bug. ...Read more

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Hi,what is ureaplasma urealyticum/parvum.

Hi,what is ureaplasma urealyticum/parvum.

Ureaplasma : That. Is a bacteria found most often within the urethra. It is very difficult to isolate in culture. It is most often trreatable with I course if erythromycin. Symptoms commonly will be frequency , urgency and burning with urination. ...Read more

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