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Blastocysctis: Yes. You don't want it. Let's do 2nd opinion and discuss more, ...Read more
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
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
Check with your doc: It depends all underlying reasons and comorbidities. Check with your doc. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Why treat?: It's not a bug that needs to be treated unless causing infection. What makes you want to treat it? ...Read more
Usually nothing: In most people, b. Hominis is a commensal, not requiring treatment. ...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
Hi I have blastocytosis hominis which was found in a stool sample. My Dr has recommended I take flagyl. Do you know if this will work on this protozoa?
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
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
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
I have been diagnosed with a private home sti kit as having mycoplasma hominis will by boyfriend also need to be treated?
Yes, I would have: Himtreated too, to be sure of a cure. ...Read more