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Recently recovered from mycoplasma...However I have headaches and a runny nose. My question is how much longer will I be sick ?
Few days to a month: Typical symptoms include fever, cough, bronchitis, sore throat, headache and tiredness. Common diagnoses associated with mycoplasma infection is pneumonia (sometimes called "walking pneumonia") and infections of the middle ear (otitis media).. Symptoms may persist for a few days to more than a month. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Have tested positive for mycoplasma for 4 consecutive weeks; after 3 DIFFERENT rounds of antibiotics (dyoxicycline, dbl dose z-pack, and 14 days of levequin)
I'm still running low grade fevers almost daily, severe fatigue, terrible headaches. ?
Not mycoplasma: Genital infections, right? Most genital mycoplasmas cause no disease. For example, M. hominis and Ureaplasma are normal in the genital tract and rarely cause symptoms. M. genitalim can be more serious, but doesn't cause fever, fatigue, headache, etc. Probably no mycoplasma has anything to do with your symptoms, which is why the antibiotics haven't helped. Consider an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
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
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
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
Check with your doc: It depends all underlying reasons and comorbidities. Check with your doc. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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. Good luck. ...Read more