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How do you get mycoplasma genitalium infection?

Dr. Ziad Akl Dr. Akl
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How do you get mycoplasma genitalium infection?

STD: It is a sexually transmitted disease, just like chlamydia. ...Read more

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What is mycoplasma? How do you get it-where does it come from? Need to cath intermittently-I use wipes but I get this frequently. How can I avoid this?

What is mycoplasma? How do you get it-where does it come from? Need to cath intermittently-I use wipes but I get this frequently. How can I avoid this?

What type..: Mycoplasma genitalium can cause a mild form of pelvic and/or cervical infection in women and is sexually transmitted. Usually urethritis is seen in males. Based on what you describe it invaded your urinary tract since you need cath. It is not a common presentation but it might be a resistant bacteria and can be recurrent. Antibiotics needs to be reviewed if not effective. Use protection for sex. ...Read more

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Where in pittsburgh can I get tested and treated for ureaplasma and mycoplasma?

Gynecologist: If you are a woman, any gynecologist that has the ability to do pcr testing can test for those bacteria. Ditherix is one lab available for this specific type of bacteria testing. Often fertility doctors will test for this as part of an infertility evaluation for women. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a cervical mycoplasma infxn besides difficulty ttc? How do I get tested for it?

What are the symptoms of a cervical mycoplasma infxn besides difficulty ttc? How do I get tested for it?

Tested by Dr.: Please let your doctor examine and send a sample from cervix or vaginal discharge to a lab.
You might have no symptoms but their might be discharge, odor, and irritation.
Your sexual partner also should be treated at the same time.
Men to be treated is tricky and might recur. ...Read more

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How common is it to get genital mycoplasma?

Common: Colonization with mycoplasma is very common. Whether it causes disease is not entirely clear and somewhat controversial. ...Read more

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Can you get infected from a mycoplasma genitaluim without having intercourse, I mean by anyway else, like just by contact or kissing?

Can you get infected from a mycoplasma genitaluim without having intercourse, I mean by anyway else, like just by contact or kissing?

Not likely: Mycoplasma genitalium infection has been shown to be transmitted by vaginal, anal, and oral intercourse but to my knowledge has not yet been shown to be transmitted any other way. In theory a person could have a throat infection through oral see on an infected individual and then could transmit it further through kissing but this has not been proven. ...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 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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Is there ANY safe antibiotics nursing moms can take to cure Mycoplasma? Have bad throat pain & neck lymph node I want to cure & get rid of this! Help

Is there ANY safe antibiotics nursing moms can take to cure Mycoplasma? Have bad throat pain & neck lymph node I want to cure & get rid of this! Help

Doubt mycoplasma: Mycoplasma pneumoniae causes respiratory infections, but it's not a common cause of sore throat or inflamed nodes in the neck. This sounds more like a garden variety viral infection, and no antibiotic will help. Or maybe strep throat? Check with your doctor: if s/he believes M pneumoniae or strep is likely, then azithromycin would be effective and is safe for nursing babies. ...Read more

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Mycoplasma ferventes can it be cured?

Mycoplasma ferventes can it be cured?

Unclear: I'm not sure if you are referring to mycoplasma fermentans or not. There is the thought that it has a role in gulf war syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, and "chronic" lyme disease, but treatments like months and months of IV antibiotics, i'd imagine, would fall outside of mainstream medical care. I'd defer, however, to my infectious disease colleagues to see if they can add any thoughts. ...Read more

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Can mycoplasma ever be transferred to humans?

Can mycoplasma ever be transferred to humans?

Yes: Mycoplasma pneumonia is quite common in humans... (if that is what you mean). ...Read more

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How serious is mycoplasma and where can it affect your body?

How serious is mycoplasma and where can it affect your body?

Many diseases: Severity of infection and prognosis depend on multiple factors. There is a long laundry list of possible infectious diseases caused by mycoplasma species. They can affect the genitourinary system, central nervous system, kidneys, joints, heart, upper and lower respiratory tract. It can also cause wound infections, postpartum fever, and neonatal bacteremia and meningitis. ...Read more

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How long can it take for a person to have symptoms from a mycoplasma genitaluim?

How long can it take for a person to have symptoms from a mycoplasma genitaluim?

Depends: Mycoplasma genitalium infection may not always be symptomatic. If it is, it should be within 2 weeks or so of intercourse. ...Read more

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I have a report on mycoplasma and I am not finding much info about it. Can you please help?

I have a report on mycoplasma and I am not finding much info about it. Can you please help?

Hard w/400 character: The term "mycoplasma" is used to refer to organisms within the class mollicutes that is composed of five genera (mycoplasma, ureaplasma, acholeplasma, anaeroplasma, and asteroloplasma). 120+ named species exist and 13 mycoplasma species have been found in humans. However, only four species are human pathogens. Generally cause upper respiratory infections or ear infections (mainly in kids). ...Read more

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What other way than sexually is ureaplasma (mycoplasma) contracted?

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Contact: Transmission of ureaplasma is by contact; however, it can lay dormant and not cause symptoms for a prolonged amount of time after acquisition. ...Read more

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Can men be treated easily for mycoplasma hominis?

Can men be treated easily for mycoplasma hominis?

No need, no worries: Mycoplasma hominis is an entirely normal bacteria in the genital tract, present commonly in healthy people. Testing for M hominis is rarely necessary, and no need for treatment, including the sex partners of people with positive tests. If you or a partner has the STD nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), MH is not the cause, but NGU still needs treatment -- also his sex partner (s). ...Read more