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Is mycoplasma pneumonia contagious during the incubation period?

Is mycoplasma pneumonia contagious during the incubation period?

Yes but........: It is difficult to say when the incubation period started. Mycoplasma is commonly diagnosed with a blood test. The problem with the blood test called igm is that the test has too many false positive (i.e. Positive test when the disease is not present or when it has resolved), a new test called pcr is really good but most clinics do not offer it. ...Read more

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What causes prostatitis? All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?

What causes prostatitis? All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?

Prostatitis: Only 30% of the cases are due to infection. The rest have no known cause and no known cure. Sometimes drugs that reduce prostate size or those that reduce the symptoms help. See your urologist. ...Read more

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Is ureaplasma or micoplasma contagious from sitting on a toilet (urine contact) in a public facility, etc. Is it true that many people have ureaplasma and don't even know it?

Is ureaplasma or micoplasma contagious from sitting on a toilet (urine contact) in a public facility, etc. Is it true that many people have ureaplasma and don't even know it?

No and yes: Yes, it's true a lot of people are unknowingly infected with ureaplsma but no, it requires intimate contact for transmission so the toilet seat should not be a problem. The best cure is prevention of transmission so be smart with you selection of intimacy partner. ...Read more

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Mycoplasma ferventes can it be cured?

Mycoplasma ferventes can it be cured?

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

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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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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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Help docs, is having mycoplasma really serious and could having it long term effect on you?

Help docs, is having mycoplasma really serious and could having it long term effect on you?

Several kinds: There are a few kinds of Mycoplasma. M. pneumoniae causes bronchitis and pneumonia, usually not very serious. M. hominis is a normal bacteria in the genital tract. M. genitalium, also in the genital tract, is sexually transmitted and causes the STD nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men and maybe cervical and tubal infection in women. But even this is not known to have any serious long term effect. ...Read more

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What other way than sexually is ureaplasma (mycoplasma) contracted?

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Contact: Transmission of ureaplasma is by contact; however, it can lay dormant and not cause symptoms for a prolonged amount of time after acquisition. ...Read more

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Can mycoplasma ever be transferred to humans?

Yes: Mycoplasma pneumonia is quite common in humans... (if that is what you mean). ...Read more

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How serious is mycoplasma and where can it affect your body?

How serious is mycoplasma and where can it affect your body?

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

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How long can it take for a person to have symptoms from a mycoplasma genitaluim?

How long can it take for a person to have symptoms from a mycoplasma genitaluim?

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

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I have a report on mycoplasma and I am not finding much info about it. Can you please help?

I have a report on mycoplasma and I am not finding much info about it. Can you please help?

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

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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

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What's mycoplasma genitalium?

What's 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.
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Has anyone had mycoplasma genitalium?

Has anyone had mycoplasma genitalium?

M. genitalium: Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterium that can cause nongonococcal nonchlamydial urethritis (ngncu), cervicitis, endometritis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. First line antibiotic therapy is usually azithromycin. ...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 can I do so mycoplasma enters the spinal fluid?

What can I do so mycoplasma enters the spinal fluid?

Mycoplasma: Once mycoplasma invades the body it will spread by blood stream to the central nervous system. ...Read more

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Can you explain how mycoplasma synoviae in chickens spreads?

Can you explain how mycoplasma synoviae in chickens spreads?

M. synovium: Infection is via the conjunctiva or upper respiratory tract with a long incubation period, 11-21 days following contact exposure. Transmission may be transovarian, or lateral via respiratory aerosols and direct contact. Survival of the infectious agent outside the bird is poor but fomite transmission between farms is important. Predisposing factors include stress and viral respiratory infection ...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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Mycoplasma, chylamydia, and legionella are most often treated with what?

Mycoplasma, chylamydia, and legionella are most often treated with what?

Azithromycin: Azithromycin covers all three pretty well and is first line therapy. Chlamydia trachomatis infections can also be treated with doxycycline, if cost is a concern. The newer quinolones like Levofloxacin can be used to treat legionellosis as well. Hope this helps. ...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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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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If a young child had a guinea pig who had mycoplasma, could that be passed on to the child?

If a young child had a guinea pig who had mycoplasma, could that be passed on to the child?

Mycoplasma: Mycoplasma is usually spread by droplet infection if your child is playing with an infected guinea pig, and does not wash his hands well after the play, he could develop a mycoplasma infection. Tell him not to bring his hands to his mouth without washing well. ...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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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