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Mycoplasma Hominis Treatment
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Check with your doc: It depends all underlying reasons and comorbidities. Check with your doc. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have been diagnosed with a private home sti kit as having mycoplasma hominis will by boyfriend also need to be treated?
Yes, I would have: Himtreated too, to be sure of a cure. ...Read more
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
If tested positive for unreaplasma/mycoplasma after treatment could I be reinfected by someone w/o this infection. Will I always have this infection?
Normal bacteria: These are normal bacteria in the genital tract; at any time, half of all sexually active people have them. They are shared sexually, but rarely cause symptoms or disease. No treatment is needed for them. It is normal for them to reappear after treatment. You do not have "an infecion"; you are simply carrying normal bacteria. Maybe not "always" there, but probably a lot of the time. No worries! ...Read more
Diagnosed mycoplasma genitalia. Sore joints, and chronic fatigue. What is the course of treatment first line?
What is the best way to treat mycoplasma? My wife is trying to decide between antibiotics and herbal treatments.
Difficult to trear: Mycoplasma is a somewhat ubiquitous organism. While there are herbs that have been historically used as antibiotics, there are none that have proven as effective as the few antibiotics that are likely to eradicate mycoplasma. There are more antibiotics that are not effective against mycoplasma than are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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