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Doctor insights on: Mycoplasma And Chlamydia

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of chlamydia and mycoplasma?

What are the symptoms of chlamydia and mycoplasma?

Usually no symptoms: They are the most common cause of venereal diseases and are a common cause of muscle and joint pains, they usually have no symptoms. A chronic sore throat, red itchy eyes, light sensitivity, arthritis, headaches; spotting between periods or uterine infections, testicular pain; asthma, premature birth, pregnancy complications, chronic fatigue, muscle pain, coughing, bloody diarrhea, . ...Read more

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Urine culture positive for chlamydia and mycoplasma. What does this indicate?

Urine culture positive for chlamydia and mycoplasma. What does this indicate?

Urethritis: You need to be treated with antibiotics. You should see your pcp for a prescription. You should also be tested for other sti such as gonorrhea, syphillis and hiv. ...Read more

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Does anyone consider bacteria chlamydia pneumoniae and mycoplasma when treating asthma patients? Do you know of a doc in the nyc area? Thanks

Does anyone consider bacteria chlamydia pneumoniae and mycoplasma when treating asthma patients?  Do you know of a doc in the nyc area?  Thanks

Most pulmonologists: Should think of atypical infections when treating asthma - although the notion that these are causes of asthma is out of fashion except in elderly women or asians. Using macrolide antibiotics for patients with bronchiectasis or airway inflammation that is not responsive to inhaled corticosteroids is (but likely for the anti-inflammatory properties of these drugs). Don't have a ny area reference. ...Read more

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Mild burn tip of penis after peeing. Chlamydia-GC, Urea/Mycoplasma, Urine culture tests clean. Ciproflox didn't help. Symptoms started after oral sex.

Mild burn tip of penis after peeing. Chlamydia-GC, Urea/Mycoplasma, Urine culture tests clean. Ciproflox didn't help. Symptoms started after oral sex.

Not an STD: Without urethral discharge, the chance of any STD is very low. STDs rarely cause such burning etc without discharge. Oral sex is particularly low risk, and virtually zero risk for chlamydia or mycoplasma. Any STD you might have had would have shown up with testing, and that it continued despite ciprofloxacin is additional evidence against infection. Almost certainly nothing serious. Maybe anxiety? ...Read more

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I had chlamydia will I die?

I had chlamydia will I die?

Likely not: Mortality from chlamydial infection, presurmably genital, is negligable. ...Read more

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How can chlamydia be contracted?

How can chlamydia be contracted?

By sexual contact!: Chlamydia on the surface may seem like a mild venereal disease, but in truth, devastating consequences can occur, including infertility, arthritis, etc. It is the number one cause for infant blindness in the underdeveloped world. Direct vaginal/penile contact is usually required. Nearly 25% of young singles have already acquired the disease and are unaware! barrier sex (condom) and/or abstinence! ...Read more

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How to know if I have chlamydia?

How to know if I have chlamydia?

Get tested: Many can carry this germ with no symptoms for an extended period.If you think you may have been exposed a test through your doc is indicated. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more