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How do you get mycoplasma genitalium infection?

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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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Mycoplasma Genitalium (Definition)

Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterial infection that is sexually transmitted. It may cause symptoms like burning urination, cervical inflammation and discharge. It also has been linked to infertility and miscarriage. It may also cause pid. It is detected by an exam and culture. It is treated with ...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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Whats mycoplasma genitalium?

Whats mycoplasma genitalium?

NGNCU: Mycoplasma genitalium can cause inflammation of the urethra (urethritis) not resulting from gonococcus or chlamydia. This is known as nongonococcal nonchlamydial urethritis (ngncu). It can also cause infection of the female genitourinary tract (cervicitis, endometritis, and pelvic inflammatory disease). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is mycoplasma genitalium painful?

Is mycoplasma genitalium painful?

Maybe: Various symptoms of infection: some to none. Urethritis (men) discharge (both) burning while urinating (both) arthritis/reactive arthritis (mostly men) vaginal itching (women) pain during intercourse (women) it is associated with BV and possible pid with subsequent infertility in chronic infections. Check with your doc and get treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for mycoplasma genitalium?

What do you recommend for mycoplasma genitalium?

Treatment: Center for disease control recommends azithromicin 1 gram or doxicicline.Your doctor should know all this and be able to call in for you the drug.Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mycoplasma genitalium?

What is the definition or description of: mycoplasma genitalium?

Bacterial infection: Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterial infection that is sexually transmitted. It may cause symptoms like burning urination, cervical inflammation and discharge. It also has been linked to infertility and miscarriage. It may also cause pid. It is detected by an exam and culture. It is treated with antibiotics such as zithromax. ...Read more

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A person take a dose of 4*500mg azithromvcin in the same time, can Mycoplasma genitalium be cured?

A person take a dose of 4*500mg azithromvcin in the same time, can Mycoplasma genitalium be cured?

Perhaps: taking an entire z pak (azithromycin) at once is used to treat some forms of infection. not easy on the stomach. the only way to tell is reculture a week or so later. ...Read more

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Do people with mycoplasma genitalium have a lot of pain?

Do people with mycoplasma genitalium have a lot of pain?

Possibly: This bacterium is found in the genital tracts of women and men and can cause pain with urination and pain with intercourse. It is a suspected cause of pelvic inflammatory disease (pid), which can be very painful. The infection can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Cure / treatment for mycoplasma genitalium?

Cure / treatment for mycoplasma genitalium?

M genitalium: This is a very small bacteria associated with urethral symptoms. It is a kind of sexually transmitted disease. It is treatable with a wide range of antibiotics. However, where there is one sdt there may be others. Go get checked out by a clinician. ...Read more

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Do doctors in the us offer testing for mycoplasma genitalium or is it only in the research settting? Will it show up on pap smear?

Do doctors in the us offer testing for mycoplasma genitalium or is it only in the research settting? Will it show up on pap smear?

Culture: Usual test is culture but it is not very effective. Nucleic acid tests have not been approved by fda. If you think you have mycoplasma, you need to be tested for other sexually transmitted infections. Mycoplasma can be treated with antibiotics. Pap smear is not a good test for this infection. ...Read more

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Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Probably not: Neither PID nor any other health problem has ever been documented in the sex partners of men with NGU not due to chlamydia or M. genitalium. Does your partner have PID, or are you just worried concerned about it? If the latter, my advice is to not worry. If PID is suspected, she of course should see her doctor or perhaps an NHS GUM clinic. Otherwise nothing need be done. ...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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Is Doxylag considered a suitable antibiotic to treat a mycoplasma genitalium infection? If not, please advise which antibiotic is more preferred

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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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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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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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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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