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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer