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Doctor insights on: Mycoplasma Hominis

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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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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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Can mycoplasma hominis cause vulvar folliculitis?

Can mycoplasma hominis cause vulvar folliculitis?

Vulvar Folliculitis: Assuming that the lesions are truly pilo-pustular in origin [see image], the most common bacterial causes are staphylococcus and pseudomonas sp. M. Hominis is, of course, associated with cervicitis and vaginitis, and very infrequently with vulvovaginitis [photo from uptodate.Com, reproduced with permission from lynne j margesson, md]. ...Read more

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Ureaplasma urealyticum and mycoplasma hominis--causes of infertility?

Ureaplasma urealyticum and mycoplasma hominis--causes of infertility?

Maybe miscarriages: Ureaplasma & mycoplasma hominis have been implicated in single miscarriages or recurrent pregnancy losses. The studies are not high quality, but it's relatively cheap and easy to give a course of antibiotics to women who have had one or more miscarriages, & their partners. Mycoplasma genitalium may be a cause pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). See a rei specialist if ttc without success. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is mycoplasma hominis on a pap smear?

What does it mean if there is mycoplasma hominis on a pap smear?

Treatable infection: It is a treatable infection that if left untreated can have serious consequences. See the site below for more info. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/mycoplasma-hominis-eng.php. ...Read more

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Will mycoplasma hominis show on a regular vaginal culture like BV will?

Will mycoplasma hominis show on a regular vaginal culture like BV will?

No: Bv doesn't show on culture, either; diagnosis is by clue cells on microscopy. Mycoplasma has no cell wall, and will not grow on standard culture.. It is a common found colonizer, so the presence is not a diagnosis of infection. ...Read more

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I recently had a culture come back positive for mycoplasma hominis and bv. Im not sure what mycoplasma hominis is, and cant really find a definite answer in researching online. Could you explain what that positive result means?

I recently had a culture come back positive for mycoplasma hominis and bv. Im not sure what mycoplasma hominis is, and cant really find a definite answer in researching online. Could you explain what that positive result means?

Difficult : A lot of women an newborns are + for M. hominis. It is not at all clear as to what to do about it. One of the mavens on this is on this site. I suggest you set up a virtual consult with him. His name is Dr. H. Hunter Handsfeld or something very close to that. They restrict you to only 400 spaces on this site and I find that too limiting. ...Read more

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Is mycoplasma hominis a normal vaginal pathogen or is it an sti?

Is mycoplasma hominis a normal vaginal pathogen or is it an sti?

Family practice : Mycoplasma hominus is considered a std. Many times it is self limiting and requires no treatment if asymptomatic. If you have a discharge and have pain it should be treated. It is so small of an organism that it is difficult to discover. ...Read more

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Is there an antibiotic that will work to get rid of both enterococcus faecalis and mycoplasma hominis at the same time?

Dual Organisms: Yes, there are several. In your case, you had a reported culture and sensitivity (c&s) lab study that specifically tested the bacteria that have affected you with a panel of antibiotics. Since there is increasing antibiotic resistance emerging with many strains, only your individual c&s should be interpreted for you, not generalized to all patients. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for mycoplasma hominis when its diagnosed as an sti?

What is the best treatment for mycoplasma hominis when its diagnosed as an sti?

Harmless, not an STD: Mycoplasma hominis is a normal bacteria in the genital tract. It can be shared among sex partners, but causes no disease and is not considered an STD. Whatever symptoms you have, M. hominis is not the cause and I cannot imagine a good reason why you might have been tested for it. Discuss with your doctor, or see a genitourinary medicine specialst, e.g. maybe visit your local GUM clinic. Good luck! ...Read more

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For a vaginal infection caused by mycoplasma hominis, I am aware doxy is the chosen med, but for how long? Heard mycoplasma can be stubborn.

For a vaginal infection caused by mycoplasma hominis, I am aware doxy is the chosen med, but for how long? Heard mycoplasma can be stubborn.

Mycoplasma Hominis, : M. Hominis is generally susceptible in vitro to tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline). Fluoroquinolones, such as Ciprofloxacin and moxifloxacin, are usually active in vitro against m. Hominis. Chloramphenicol mics are relatively high for m. Hominis (2 to 25 mcg/ml), m. Hominis is generally resistant to the macrolides (erythromycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin), aminoglycosides, sulfonamides, etc.). ...Read more

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I got successfully treated for mycoplasma hominis but I'm still having yellow discharge, abdominal discomfort and a bloated stomacj?

I got successfully treated for mycoplasma hominis but I'm still having yellow discharge, abdominal discomfort and a bloated stomacj?

Infection? PID?: Something doesn't compute. Mycoplasma hominis is normal in the genital tract, does not cause vaginal discharge or abdominal pain, and does not need antibiotic treatment. Maybe an STD or other potentially serious infection, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) including chlamydia or gonorrhea. Return to your doctor or see a genitourinary medicine specialist, e.g. an NHS GUM clinic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I be tested for Trich, mycoplasma genit and hominis, ureaplasma urealyticum? Clear of Chlam and Gon but have SX of PID.

Can I be tested for Trich, mycoplasma genit and hominis, ureaplasma urealyticum? Clear of Chlam and Gon but have SX of PID.

Yes: Trichomonas can be seen under the microscope in the doctors office in a sample of vaginal discharge. It is a bacterium with a flagellum that swims around. There are tests for mycoplasma and ureaplasma but they are very specialized and not usually available at a standard doctor's office. Its actually easier to treat them empirically rather than test for them. Best wishes! ...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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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