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Doctor insights on: Mycoplasma Hominis Causes

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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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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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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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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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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. I'm 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. I'm 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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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 mycoplasma genitali cause bumps in the penis to men?

Can mycoplasma genitali cause bumps in the penis to men?

Smegma not bumps: M genitalis is what is found in the cheesy, curdly secretion found between the foreskin and glans penis. It does not cause bumps- if you are referring to the whitish bumps that is sometimes seen alon the edge of the glans penis, those are naturally occurring " pink pearly penile papules ". ...Read more

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How to find the Bug (bacteria, virus, fingi, parassite, mycoplasma etc) that caused an orticaria, acute pneumonia, atypical broncospasm, mass?

How to find the Bug (bacteria, virus, fingi, parassite, mycoplasma etc) that caused an orticaria, acute pneumonia, atypical broncospasm, mass?

No simple answer: Urticaria is not caused by a bug usually. For the others sputum cultures, blood tests and in extreme cases biopsy can determine the 'bugs.' ...Read more

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Had a mycoplasma and ureaplasma vaginal swab test done while I was on nitrofurantoin for something unrelated. Can this possibly cause false negative?

Had a mycoplasma and ureaplasma vaginal swab test done while I was on nitrofurantoin for something unrelated. Can this possibly cause false negative?

No: Nitrofurantoin is used almost exclusively for either the treatment or prevention of a lower urinary tract infection (aka bladder infection, cystitis). It has no activity that I am aware of against either mycoplasma or ureaplasma and would therefore not cause a false negative vaginal swab test for these 2 organisms. ...Read more

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My doctor was looking for what caused my Urticaria but my blood work said I had Mycoplasma.?? But I itch badly in heat. I need serious help.

My doctor was looking for what caused my Urticaria but my blood work said I had Mycoplasma.?? But I itch badly in heat. I need serious help.

? Cholinergic: Urticaria, or other form of urticaria, better be sorted out by your doctor who might refer you, meanwhile you need to take antihistamines on regular basis whether you have symptoms or not, caution not to drive if you get sedated, your doctor might start you on cyproheptadine, an antihistaminic used to treat cholinergic urticaria, if you truly have it, take care ...Read more

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Hi doc wondering why do I have greenish discharge but I do not have chlamydia, gonorrhoea or mycoplasma what is the cause of green vaginal discharge?

Hi doc wondering why do I have greenish discharge but I do not have chlamydia, gonorrhoea or mycoplasma what is the cause of green vaginal discharge?

Infection? Trich?: Colored vaginal discharge usually indicates infection. You don't mention trichomonas, which might be possible. Trich has been almost eliminated in urban Australia, so I would expect a test to be negative. Still, it should be checked by PCR test. Consider consultation at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. Australia's SHCs are the world's best such clinics, and MSHC is the best of the best. ...Read more