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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

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Std (Definition)

STD is also known as Sexually transmitted disease. This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...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

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I know some people are more likely to get mycoplasma genitalium than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get mycoplasma genitalium than others. Which ones?

Unprotected sex: Since mycoplasma genitalium lives on the lining of the uretra in men and the cervix in women, if one has unprotected sex with an infected partner they are more likely to become infected. ...Read more

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How common genital mycoplasmas in men and what is the symptoms?How to diagnose it?

How common genital mycoplasmas in men and what is the symptoms?How to diagnose it?

Very common : Certain species of mycoplasma are commonly found in & around genitalia of sexually experienced males & females as part of the natural flora. It can infect when they can. Diagnosis is generally made urine culture and clinical grounds. It commonly co-occurs with chlamydia or other bacterial std's. Concurrent treatment of both with antibiotics is the rule. ...Read more

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I tested negative for all stds, but I seem to have symptoms of chlymidia, how is this possible?

Yes. : No medical test is 100%. There are always false positives and false negatives. For example, if i go out to your front lawn and randomly pull up one clump of grass and find no weeds in that clump, can i say that you have no weeds in your entire front lawn? Get tested again if you still have symptoms. ...Read more

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Are hemrrhoids considered to be an std?

No: Hemorrhoids are dilated, swollen and painful veins in the anus or lower rectum. These do not occur as a consequence of sex. ...Read more

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What is std? I don't understand.

What is std? I don't understand.

Sexually transmitted: An std is an infection transmitted by sexual contact, including vaginal, oral or anal intercourse. There are many std's, including viruses, bacteria, and even some parasites. ...Read more

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Could you ever have an STD and not know about it for 6 months?

Could you ever have an STD and not know about it for 6 months?

Absolutely!: From serious, HIV to hep c, to less serious, but important long term consequences-chlamydia, mycoplasma. Absolutely. Although men know they have gonorrhea immediately, women can harbor it for months without symptoms. So the broad answer is a qualified yes! ...Read more

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Is all forms of NSU consider a STD or is that just if it is caused by chlamdyia etc?Since I passed two STD tests meaning I'm clean can I pass it on?

Is all forms of NSU consider a STD or is that just if it is caused by chlamdyia etc?Since I passed two STD tests meaning I'm clean can I pass it on?

NSU is an STD: Nonspecific urethritis (NSU), the usual name in many countries, is the same as nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) as its usually called in No. America. It's an STD, with maybe a few exceptions. Chlamydia causes about one third of cases; the rest have other or unknown causes. Even with negative STD tests, you may be able to infect partners. You need to be treated and so do they. ...Read more

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Is epididymis an std?

Is epididymis an std?

Possibly: Some of the organisms that cause epididymitis can be acquired sexually. But not all cases are sexually transmitted, in fact in younger boys most are not. Most causes of acute epididymitis are postinflammatory (after a viral infection). Gonorrhea and mycoplasma are two sexually transmitted causes in adults. ...Read more

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections is also known as Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more


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