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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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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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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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If I had two negtive STD and a complete urine culture which showed nothing what else could cause NSU?? If it wasn't chalmdyia or any other std?

If I had two negtive STD and a complete urine culture which showed nothing what else could cause NSU?? If it wasn't chalmdyia or any other std?

What's the concern..: That prompts you to ask this question? Is it because of persistent symptoms? Positive urinalysis without symptoms? Worry about a more ominous diagnosis? Your question is important but it requires more information to answer it meaningfully- ...Read more

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What are obvious symptoms between a UTI and an std?

UTI and STDs: Some sexually transmitted diseases have symptoms similar to urinary tract infection. This is because both can cause inflammation in the urethra. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichamonas, ureaplasma and mycoplasma all can cause burning, frequency and pain in the bladder or urinary opening. Even worse is the fact that they often cause no symptoms. ...Read more

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What STDs do doctors test for through urinalysis??

What STDs do doctors test for through urinalysis??

None: A urinalysis on its own does not test for STDs. Special cultures need to be ordered. In the case of urine assays, gonorrhea and chlamydia screening and T mycoplasma/ureaplasma testing can be done. Other STDs require blood tests. If you are concerned about possible exposure, take to your doctor right away about appropriate testing. ...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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