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What does it mean that my mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG came back very high?

What does it mean that my mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG came back very high?

Probably nothing: Ig the igm fracture is negative you do not have active disease. The igg likely indicates past and not present infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean that my mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG came back very high?

Probably nothing: Ig the igm fracture is negative you do not have active disease. The igg likely indicates past and not present infection. ...Read more

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Is mycoplasma pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?

Is mycoplasma pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?

Yes: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a relatively common infection, in fact almost 0.5% of americans are diagnosed with it annually. It tends to affect people in the first 4 decades of their life. ...Read more

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What does the "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" test for?

What does the "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" test for?

See below: A positive mycoplasma igm antibody would indicate a recent infection with this organism. If the igm antibody is negative and the mycoplasma igg antibody is positive this would indicate a past infection with mycoplasma. ...Read more

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What symptoms are related to a positive "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" blood test?

What symptoms are related to a positive "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" blood test?

See below: Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection causes varied symptoms and a person may have no symptoms at all. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000082.htm. ...Read more

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Mycoplasma pneumoniae ab IgG >5 (<=.9 neg, >=1.1 +) but low igm. Fatigue, poor digestion, been coughing up mucus for ~1. Chronic infection possible?

Mycoplasma pneumoniae ab IgG >5 (<=.9 neg, >=1.1 +) but low igm.  Fatigue, poor digestion, been coughing up mucus for ~1.  Chronic infection possible?

Anything possible: You need to be seen by a physician and evaluated appropriately. This cannot be done on the internet, and answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can mycoplasma pneumoniae cause pulmonary embolism and/or deep vein thrombosis? If so, how do doctors treat these issues?

Can mycoplasma pneumoniae cause pulmonary embolism and/or deep vein thrombosis?  If so, how do doctors treat these issues?

No: If you are bed ridden while sick, then it is possible to get deep vein thrombosis (dvt). This would normally be treated with anticoagulants such as Heparin or warfarin (coumadin). ...Read more

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Ive had mycoplasma pneumoniae infection for two months im being treated with doxycilyne. How long for Tachycardia and chest pain to go away?

Ive had mycoplasma pneumoniae infection for two months im being treated with doxycilyne. How long for Tachycardia and chest pain to go away?

Varies.: First, one would expect the organism to be long gone by two WEEKS. However, the inflammation will likely stay. Anti inflammatory asthma medicines like monteleukast maybe also inhaled steroids are rapidly helpful (days). BUT one can get this infection multiple times. ...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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Urine culture positive for chlamydia and mycoplasma. What does this indicate?

Urine culture positive for chlamydia and mycoplasma. What does this indicate?

Urethritis: You need to be treated with antibiotics. You should see your pcp for a prescription. You should also be tested for other sti such as gonorrhea, syphillis and hiv. ...Read more

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What causes prostatitis? All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?

What causes prostatitis?  All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?

Prostatitis: only 30% of the cases are due to infection .the rest have no known cause and no known cure. Sometimes drugs that reduce prostate size or those that reduce the symptoms help. See your urologist . ...Read more

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Mild burn tip of penis after peeing. Chlamydia-GC, Urea/Mycoplasma, Urine culture tests clean. Ciproflox didn't help. Symptoms started after oral sex.

Mild burn tip of penis after peeing. Chlamydia-GC, Urea/Mycoplasma, Urine culture tests clean. Ciproflox didn't help. Symptoms started after oral sex.

Not an STD: Without urethral discharge, the chance of any STD is very low. STDs rarely cause such burning etc without discharge. Oral sex is particularly low risk, and virtually zero risk for chlamydia or mycoplasma. Any STD you might have had would have shown up with testing, and that it continued despite ciprofloxacin is additional evidence against infection. Almost certainly nothing serious. Maybe anxiety? ...Read more

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I have a report on mycoplasma and I am not finding much info about it. Can you please help?

I have a report on mycoplasma and I am not finding much info about it. Can you please help?

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

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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