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Doctor insights on: Mychoplasma Hominis

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How soon after being infected with m. Hominis would you start to have symptoms?

How soon after being infected with m. Hominis would you start to have symptoms?

1-2 days: Mycoplasma hominis is part of normal genital flora of many sexually experienced men & women. Conditions permitting, it can infect various parts of the body, but most commonly encountered in genitorunary infections. It commonly goes hand-in-hand with other gu infections (e.g. Chlamydia). Symptoms of gu infection usually start within 1-2 day & treated until all clinical signs of infection subside. ...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

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Can you acquire m. Hominis through sex if your partner wore a condom?

Can you acquire m. Hominis through sex if your partner wore a condom?

Yes you can: The bacteria can live anywhere near the genitalia of sexually experienced individuals. "acquiring" it does not always mean infection. ...Read more

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Dr, is there any differences between m. tuberculosis hominis and m. tuberculosis?

Dr, is there any differences between m. tuberculosis hominis and m. tuberculosis?

Yes different Bacter: These are two different bacteria but you are confusing the names
Mycobacteriun Tuberculosis is a bacteria which causes Tuberculosis in humans
The other is Mycobacterium Avium Hominissuis. It is a bacteria which does not cause Tuerculosis ...Read more

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What is the treatment for staphylococcus hominis?

What is the treatment for staphylococcus hominis?

Common colonizer: Of the skin. Usually does not need therapy, unless it infects a prosthetic device such as a prosthetic heart valve or cerebrospinal shunt. ...Read more

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What is m hominis? Can it be treated by the same antibiotics as ureaplasma?

What is m hominis? Can it be treated by the same antibiotics as ureaplasma?

Similar: Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasm urealyticum are both small bacteria called Mycoplasma and are common urogenital pathogens, frequently passed through sexual contact. The treatment is the same, treated with Azithromycin or erythromycin. Doxycycline is another option. Flouroquinolones such as Levaquin (levofloxacin) are secondary options. ...Read more

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Is mycoplasma hominis something that lives on the skin or only in bodily fluids?

Is mycoplasma hominis something that lives on the skin or only in bodily fluids?

Mycoplasma: Mycoplasma hominis primarily infects the genital tract, although infections of other organs such as the lungs and heart have been described. Mycoplasma hominis can also be transmitted to neonate during birth and may cause systemic infections. The mycoplasma that affects the lungs most often is mycoplasma pneumoniae. It doesn't live on the skin surface. ...Read more

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Can you test positive for m. Hominis vaginally, but not have it cause vulvovaginitis? Is it possible for it to stay dormant?

Can you test positive for m. Hominis vaginally, but not have it cause vulvovaginitis? Is it possible for it to stay dormant?

Certainly: M. Hominis is very commonly found in the genital flora of sexually experienced males and females. It can cause an infection by itself, but much rarer as compared to other infections. When it does cause an infection it usually does so in the presence of another more virulent infection. ...Read more

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Can mycoplasma hominis cause vulvar folliculitis?

Can mycoplasma hominis cause vulvar folliculitis?

Vulvar Folliculitis: Assuming that the lesions are truly pilo-pustular in origin [see image], the most common bacterial causes are staphylococcus and pseudomonas sp. M. Hominis is, of course, associated with cervicitis and vaginitis, and very infrequently with vulvovaginitis [photo from uptodate. Com, reproduced with permission from lynne j margesson, md]. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a symptomatic blastocystitis hominis infection?

What is the best treatment for a symptomatic blastocystitis hominis infection?

Blastocystitis h: The rate of cure with different medications is difficult to say. Some possible treatments include, bactrim, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) flagyl, yodoxin, and alinia. Some of these are used in combination. Flagyl by itself has not been doing so well with curing and if you had flagyl, by itself, and did not get cured, it may not bode well for an easy cure with some other medications. Let your doctor make a recommen. ...Read more

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How do you get infected with staphylococcus hominis subsp. Hominis and what consecuences this infection has?

How do you get infected with staphylococcus hominis subsp. Hominis and what consecuences this infection has?

This organism is...: Normally found on the skin and rarely causes infection except when it is associated with devices such as IV lines, pacemakers, artificial heart valves and prosthetic joints. In those situations, the device needs to be removed. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is mycoplasma hominis on a pap smear?

What does it mean if there is mycoplasma hominis on a pap smear?

Treatable infection: It is a treatable infection that if left untreated can have serious consequences. See the site below for more info.
http://www. Phac-aspc. Gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/mycoplasma-hominis-eng. Php. ...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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Will mycoplasma hominis show on a regular vaginal culture like BV will?

Will mycoplasma hominis show on a regular vaginal culture like BV will?

No: Bv doesn't show on culture, either; diagnosis is by clue cells on microscopy. Mycoplasma has no cell wall, and will not grow on standard culture. It is a common found colonizer, so the presence is not a diagnosis of infection. ...Read more

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If a patient came to you with a m. Hominis infection, which antibiotic would you put her on and for how long?

If a patient came to you with a m. Hominis infection, which antibiotic would you put her on and for how long?

M. hominis: I would first try to determine if its a colonization & if the symptoms are caused by another process or a more common bacteria. For adults with genitourinary tract infections tetrcyclines (eg doxycycline) is preferred. Fluoroquinolones & Clindamycin are alternatives. Treatment duration depends on multiple factors such as site of infection. For eg, bone infection may require weeks of IV antibiotics. ...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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If my daughter, who occasionally lives/travels with our family, has h pylori and blastocyst hominis should my entire family be tested?

If my daughter, who occasionally lives/travels with our family, has h pylori and blastocyst hominis should my entire family be tested?

Not without symptoms: This is a great question. Unless you have symptoms, there is no need to test for the above infections. ...Read more

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I recently had a culture come back positive for mycoplasma hominis and bv. I'm not sure what mycoplasma hominis is, and cant really find a definite answer in researching online. Could you explain what that positive result means?

I recently had a culture come back positive for mycoplasma hominis and bv. I'm not sure what mycoplasma hominis is, and cant really find a definite answer in researching online. Could you explain what that positive result means?

Difficult: A lot of women an newborns are + for M. hominis. It is not at all clear as to what to do about it. One of the mavens on this is on this site. I suggest you set up a virtual consult with him. His name is Dr. H. Hunter Handsfeld or something very close to that. They restrict you to only 400 spaces on this site and I find that too limiting. ...Read more

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What medications can my wife take if she is pregnant and has blastocystis hominis infection?

What medications can my wife take if she is pregnant and has blastocystis hominis infection?

Usually nothing: In most people, b. Hominis is a commensal, not requiring treatment. ...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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What is the best treatment for mycoplasma hominis when its diagnosed as an sti?

What is the best treatment for mycoplasma hominis when its diagnosed as an sti?

Harmless, not an STD: Mycoplasma hominis is a normal bacteria in the genital tract. It can be shared among sex partners, but causes no disease and is not considered an STD. Whatever symptoms you have, M. hominis is not the cause and I cannot imagine a good reason why you might have been tested for it. Discuss with your doctor, or see a genitourinary medicine specialst, e.g. maybe visit your local GUM clinic. Good luck! ...Read more

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For a vaginal infection caused by mycoplasma hominis, I am aware doxy is the chosen med, but for how long? Heard mycoplasma can be stubborn.

For a vaginal infection caused by mycoplasma hominis, I am aware doxy is the chosen med, but for how long? Heard mycoplasma can be stubborn.

Mycoplasma Hominis,: M. Hominis is generally susceptible in vitro to tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline). Fluoroquinolones, such as Ciprofloxacin and moxifloxacin, are usually active in vitro against m. Hominis. Chloramphenicol mics are relatively high for m. Hominis (2 to 25 mcg/ml), m. Hominis is generally resistant to the macrolides (erythromycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin), aminoglycosides, sulfonamides, etc.). ...Read more

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Is mycoplasma hominis a normal vaginal pathogen or is it an sti?

Is mycoplasma hominis a normal vaginal pathogen or is it an sti?

Family practice: Mycoplasma hominus is considered a std. Many times it is self limiting and requires no treatment if asymptomatic. If you have a discharge and have pain it should be treated. It is so small of an organism that it is difficult to discover. ...Read more

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What can you do to get rid of Blastocystis Hominis? Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help? And is it Dangerous?

What can you do to get rid of Blastocystis Hominis? Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help? And is it Dangerous?

Harmless: It is a harmless parasite no specific treatment we treat symptoms like diarrhea it is self contained it will go away by itself no data on vinegar but it does not hurt to try ...Read more