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