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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 entirely healthy people. There is almost never a good reason to test for it 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 it 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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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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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