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Systemic Mycoplasma Infection
Managment of chronic breath bad for more than 10 years due to mycoplasma infection probably through oral sex with female.
No: The bad breath is not due to prior infection with mycoplasma. You need to be thoroughly examined first by a dentist for gum disease, and then by an ENT for sinus disease, and possible by a GI doctor for esophageal diverticulum. Ideally your pcp may be able to screen you for all of these. Discuss with them first. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Chronic mycoplasma infection. Been on minocycline 4 weeks and no improvement at all. Also very few side effects. What's going on? What can I do?
More info needed: What sort of Mycoplasma infection are you concerned about? Pulmonary (lung) or genital? If genital, probably mycoplasma has nothing to do with it. Various mycoplasmas are normal in the genital tract, and a positive test doesn't mean it is the cause of your symptoms. If it were, the minocycline would have taken care of it. Maybe you should see a gyn who subspecializes in infectious diseases. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with mycoplasma infection & wanted to know since I am breastfeeding if it can transfer through milk and to baby? Is it possible??
If tested positive for unreaplasma/mycoplasma could you pass this infection even if your currently takin medication for it?
Doubtful: Very rare to transmit if taking the appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more
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
Is there any possibility suffer from ild or bo after infection of mycoplasma pneumonia? And what exam may be ordered for the differential diagnosis?
Not likely: Bacterial infections such as you describe do not usually result in interstitial lung diseases. If you had some fairly abnormal chest xray or ct scan with the infection, ct may be ordered in follow-up to evaluate for resolution of the infection or persistent interstitial abnormality. If abnormalities on imaging remain, you may need additional testing, but as I said, this would be pretty unlikely. ...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
Is Doxylag considered a suitable antibiotic to treat a mycoplasma genitalium infection? If not, please advise which antibiotic is more preferred
Not reliable: Doxycycline (Doxylag and other brands) sometimes works against M. genitalium but is not reliable. However, doxy is one of the best treatments for nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), even though 10-15% of NGU is due to MG. If you have a proved MG infection (positive test) or have NGU that didn't respond to doxy or azithromycin, ask your doctor about moxifloxacin. ...Read more
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
Daughter got severe mycoplasma pneumonia at her 1.5 yr. Now she is 3.5. she gets infection & fever often may be monthly. Her hemoglobin is low always.
Mgt/workup: Her low hemoglobin can be further investigated, with the number of red blood cells, white cells and platelets. Your physician may order a lead test and further testing to determine her need for iron supplementation. Lentils, beans, spinach and other high iron foods may be given. In addition, she should have a TB screening test. Children at her age can have 5-6 uncomplicated colds/yr ...Read more
Which of my infections (lyme, mycoplasma, or bartonella) is most likely causing my muscle spasms and vasospasms?
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
If I got prostatitis from oral sex. Can I pass it on to someone else. Chlmydia, gon, mycoplasma gen UU negative. Really worried I could infect my wife?
Consider it so: Get in to see doc and get treated. Avoid "homework" until your doc thinks you are clear. Tell the spouse you got this possible staph infection from not peeing enough, or not having sex enough, or whatever else you come up with. She may suspect the truth but if you give her something that might be true she may spare you. ...Read more
Daughter is being treated for lyme&mycoplasma w/strong antibiotics. Thought iron is low, but it was 212 (she's 17)infections not new (1.5yrs+). Why high?
I have lyme, bartonella, and mycoplasma fermentans infection. Why do antibiotics make my dysesthesias, rage, bone pain, and fatigue exponentially worse?
Herxheimer reaction: It sounds like you are experiencing jarisch-herxheimer or "die-off" reactions. When antibiotics kill bacteria, toxins from the dead bacteria can create a wide variety of symptoms including all you mention. To treat help your body detoxify- useful measures include lots of water, antioxidants, supporting methylation pathways, chlorella, homeopathy, saunas & epsom salt baths- see http://bit. Ly/15g4usy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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