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What other way than sexually is ureaplasma (mycoplasma) contracted?

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Contact: Transmission of ureaplasma is by contact; however, it can lay dormant and not cause symptoms for a prolonged amount of time after acquisition. ...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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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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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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Is there is a chance my ex (who I wore a condom with) has ureaplasma/mycoplasma, could I also have it? Should I get checked and take antibiotics?

Is there is a chance my ex (who I wore a condom with) has ureaplasma/mycoplasma, could I also have it? Should I get checked and take antibiotics?

Possible but: unlikely. If you have any symptoms including a urinary complaints then I would get checked. Did he put the penis in the vagina prior to sex without the condom? Did you have any oral intercourse/ Then if any of these are true you should be seen by your gyn! ...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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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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Is ureaplasma or micoplasma contagious from sitting on a toilet (urine contact) in a public facility, etc. Is it true that many people have ureaplasma and don't even know it?

Is ureaplasma or micoplasma contagious from sitting on a toilet (urine contact) in a public facility, etc. Is it true that many people have ureaplasma and don't even know it?

No and yes: Yes, it's true a lot of people are unknowingly infected with ureaplsma but no, it requires intimate contact for transmission so the toilet seat should not be a problem. The best cure is prevention of transmission so be smart with you selection of intimacy partner. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for ureaplasma? And recurrent gardnerella infection?

Bacterial vaginosis?: Ureaplasma is normal in female genital tract, rarely any need to test and if a test is positive, usually no treatment required. Gardnerella is also normal, but "recurrent gardnerella infection" suggests bacterial vaginosis. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria, including Gardnerella. The usual treatment is metronidazole (Flagyl®) by mouth. No other antibiotic is needed because of Ureaplasma. ...Read more

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Can I smoke marijuana while taking doksycykline as a treatment for ureaplasma?

Can I smoke marijuana while taking doksycykline as a treatment for ureaplasma?

Bad idea: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy and bad for patients. There is rarely a need for smoking marijuana, but some people want to and like to smoke pot. However, if one's doctor has prescribed weed as a medical treatment, the risks and benefits will have to be compared. ...Read more

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Female 41 yrs old tested + ureaplasma. Always uses condoms! Do I need to abstain from all sex during antibiotic treatment, or just vaginal?

Female 41 yrs old tested + ureaplasma. Always uses condoms! Do I need to abstain from all sex during antibiotic treatment, or just vaginal?

Sorry you got tested: Ureaplasma is normal in the genital tract, present in ~50% of all sexually acttive people. It is shared with partners (i.e. sexually transmitted) but only some strains are known to cause any symptoms, usually mild and only in males. Testing for Ureaplasma is done rarely by knowledgeable experts, e.g. in STD clinics. There's no need for treatment if neither you nor partner(s) have symptoms. ...Read more

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Ureaplasma in urine last test. Not found in urine after taking one z pak (azithromycin) but found in vaginal swab. What does this mean? Does partner need treatment?

Ureaplasma in urine last test. Not found in urine after taking one z pak (azithromycin) but found in vaginal swab. What does this mean? Does partner need treatment?

Here are some ...: Ureaplasma urealyticum is considered as a fastidious & opportunistic organism "normally" residing in many sexually active but healthy young without symptoms, but has been known and blamed to cause male urethritis. and even vaginitis. In your clinical setting, it's reasonable to have him assessed and treat with the same antibiotic. Fore more specifics and controversy of this microorganism, ask Doc. ...Read more

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Female vaginal swab test for ureaplasma was negative after treatment with azithromycin and moxifloxacin. But can it possibly still be in my urethra?

Female vaginal swab test for ureaplasma was negative after treatment with azithromycin and moxifloxacin. But can it possibly still be in my urethra?

Very unlikely: the way the organism gets there is either from above - i.e. from the bladder and then down the urethra and out to the world - or ascending from your skin,from you or your partner and then back up the urethra into your bladder. You state that after treatment a culture was taken and was negative!. So if you got it again it would have to be a new infection from either you or your partner! ...Read more

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Cure / treatment for mycoplasma genitalium?

Cure / treatment for mycoplasma genitalium?

M genitalium: This is a very small bacteria associated with urethral symptoms. It is a kind of sexually transmitted disease. It is treatable with a wide range of antibiotics. However, where there is one sdt there may be others. Go get checked out by a clinician. ...Read more

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If tested positive for unreaplasma/mycoplasma after treatment could I be reinfected by someone w/o this infection.. Will I always have this infection ?

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

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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