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I may have ureaplasma because the last guy I was with got tested and has it, but I can't afford a Gyno bill right now. Are there any at home tricks?

I may have ureaplasma because the last guy I was with got tested and has it, but I can't afford a Gyno bill right now. Are there any at home tricks?

Vagina Posicles: Depending on what state you live (see:http://www.cdc.gov/std/ept/legal/default.htm) a doctor can prescribe for the swexual partner of someone infected with an STD (it's called "expedited patient therapy,"EPT) and I bet even in some other states a doctor would do it for you. "That guy" needs to ask his doctor. Other than that, I've heard about "vagina popsicles," (at jezebel.com) ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Infection (Definition)

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


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How do you check males for a ureaplasma infection? My wife keeps getting them and i think it could be from me. But my urine is always clear?

How do you check males for a ureaplasma infection? My wife keeps getting them and i think it could be from me. But my urine is always clear?

Culture or PCR assay: Ureaplasma (u) species are frequently detected in the lower urogenital tracts of healthy adults: 40-80% of asymptomatic and sexually active women and somewhat lower rates in males. Only a subgroup of adults who are colonized in the lower urogenital tract develop symptomatic illness from these organisms. (u) can be detected by culture but requires specialized media and techniques or pcr assays. ...Read more

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What does a semen culture check for? Can it see a ureaplasma infection?

What does a semen culture check for? Can it see a ureaplasma infection?

Limited: In my experience and opinion, there is little value to culturing semen. Most cases of prostatitis are diagnosed by history and physical examination. As a urologist, I have not utilized a semen culture for any purpose in 20 years. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get ureaplasma urealyticum infection?

How common is it for somebody to get ureaplasma urealyticum infection?

Common: Ureaplasma are type or organism commonly found in the genital area of sexually active men and women. They usually do not cause serious illness in healthy people. Most often they cause urethritis, which responds well to antibiotic treatment. They can cause serious illness in people who have antibody deficiency. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get ureaplasma urealyticum infection, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get ureaplasma urealyticum infection, or is it unusual?

Fair number: Cause of one of less common stds. Can also cause urethrorrhagia in boys + young men. This is a mild form of posterior urethritis. Lab. Cultures are very pricey and ureaplasma organisms are very difficult to grow. Urethrorragia causes mild stinging upon urination plus mildly bloody urine at the end of voiding. Also drops of blood at the urethral opening + on underpants. Treated with erythromycin. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ureaplasma urealyticum infection?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with ureaplasma urealyticum infection?

Some do: Ureaplasma is a fairly common bacteria that resides n the genital tract and can cause symptoms that feel like a urinary tract infection. It may be associated with infertility or certain infections during pregnancy but the data is not conclusive on those issues. ...Read more

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How long after the antibiotic treatment is over should you wait to redo the lab test to see if you still have an ureaplasma ureticulum infection?

How long after the antibiotic treatment is over  should you wait to redo the lab test to see if you still have an ureaplasma ureticulum infection?

No set time: The more important question is- Are your symptoms resolved? If so, there is no reason to repeat the test. However, if your symptoms of infection still exist after 24 hr of starting an antibiotic, then you should re-evaluated by your prescribing physician and if need be, retested.. ...Read more

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Could I get Ureaplasma Urealyticum infection in my throat if I gave oral sex to someone who had it? Is this scary? Worried I may have gotten yrs ago!

Normal bacteria: It is normal to have U. urealyticum in the genital tract. It rarely causes symptoms or disease of any kind; half of all healthy young adults have it. Oral infection has not been studied. It probably is rare and anyway probably wouldn't cause any problems. This is nothing to be worried about. ...Read more

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Does ureaplasma urealyticum infection show up on a urine culture or a pcr std urine test? I had two urine cultures and three std urine tests.

Does ureaplasma urealyticum infection show up on a urine culture or a pcr std urine test? I had two urine cultures and three std urine tests.

Normal bacteria: It's normal to have U. urealyticum in the genital tract. Once in a while it causes nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men, but generally harmless both in men and their sex partners. UU doesn't show up on routine tests; testing is rarely needed except in special circumstances. So nothing to worry about, especially if no symptoms. If in doubt, see an STD or infectious diseases expert. Good luck! ...Read more

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