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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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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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

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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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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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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What is m hominis? Can it be treated by the same antibiotics as ureaplasma?

What is m hominis? Can it be treated by the same antibiotics as ureaplasma?

Similar: Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasm urealyticum are both small bacteria called Mycoplasma and are common urogenital pathogens, frequently passed through sexual contact. The treatment is the same, treated with Azithromycin or erythromycin. Doxycycline is another option. Flouroquinolones such as Levaquin (levofloxacin) are secondary options. ...Read more

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I tested positive for ureaplasma and took antibiotics. However, the pain has returned. Does that mean that the antibiotics did not work?

I tested positive for ureaplasma and took antibiotics. However, the pain has returned. Does that mean that the antibiotics did not work?

Possibly: Without knowing how you were diagnosed and treated and why it is impossible to know what is going on. You may have become reinfected from the same source from whom you got it originally, the antibiotic may have failed, you may now have something entirely different. Go back to your doctor. Good luck ...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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Hi dr, I am pregnant, 9 weeks. I am positive for ureaplasma. Is risk for deployment of my child for malformation? When need I take antibiotics for it?

Hi dr, I am pregnant, 9 weeks. I am positive for ureaplasma. Is risk for deployment of my child for malformation? When need I take antibiotics for it?

Preterm delivery: The only risk I am aware of is the possibility of causing premature delivery. The benefit of treatment in preventing this outcome especially in the absence of symptoms is unclear. It is best to discuss with your OB about the benefits of therapy. Take care ...Read more

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Neg for gon/chlam 3 times as well as trich, hiv, syph, and uti. I suspect myco/ureaplasma. What is the best antibiotic course? No tests where I live..

Neg for gon/chlam 3 times as well as trich, hiv, syph, and uti. I suspect myco/ureaplasma. What is the best antibiotic course? No tests where I live..

NGU?: Ureaplasma is normal in the genital tract. So are most mycoplasmas, except M. genitalium. There are no approved tests in the US, but CDC has guidelines for Rx of NGU and M gen if doxycycline or azithromycin don't work. However, the symptoms you list as "conditions" are not those of continuing NGU if you don't have urethral discharge. Best to see an STD or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, my GF has Ureaplasma Parvum and is going to take antibiotics. We don't want her to infect me and have me reinfect her during this time.

Doctors instructions: Ureaplasm parvum is a hard to diagnose infection. If your doctor diagnosed it and felt that treatment was warranted then you can simply avoid intercourse until the doctor has cleared you to resume your regular sexual activity. ...Read more

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I have ureaplasma parv. (10^6), HPV 16, uterus ectopia and frequent inflammations. 3 courses of dif. Antibiotics didn't help with parvum. How to heal?

I have ureaplasma parv. (10^6), HPV 16, uterus ectopia and frequent inflammations. 3 courses of dif. Antibiotics didn't help with parvum. How to heal?

Not U. parvum: Ureplasma parvum is an entirely normal bacteria in the genital tract of healthy people. It is not the cause of any symptoms, including the ones you have. If three different antibiotic courses didn't clear things up, almost certainly no bacterial infection is the problem, but HPV might be the cause of the cervical ectopy, which in turn can cause vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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17 weeks pregnant. Had a vaginal fluid culture done & it came back positive for Ureaplasma. I'm about to start antibiotics. Will this affect fetus?

17 weeks pregnant. Had a vaginal fluid culture done & it came back positive for Ureaplasma. I'm about to start antibiotics. Will this affect fetus?

Probably OK: If your doctor knows that you are pregnant, he/she generally knows which medications to give someone who is pregnant. Your baby should therefore not be adversely affected by the antibiotics that they give you. ...Read more

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Tested positive for ureaplasma due to constant vaginal infections. Been given a 5 day course of azithromicin. If it is urea, will the antibiotic work?

Tested positive for ureaplasma due to constant vaginal infections. Been given a 5 day course of azithromicin. If it is urea, will the antibiotic work?

Yes: Azithromycin is an appropriate treatment. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: https://www. Cdc. Gov/std/treatment/2010/urethritis-and-cervicitis. Htm For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Hello! I am 24 weeks pregnant and my doctor said I have ureaplasma parvum and prescribed me antibiotics called Josamycine, is it safe to take them?

Hello! I am 24 weeks pregnant and my doctor said I have ureaplasma parvum and prescribed me antibiotics called Josamycine, is it safe to take them?

Yes: The World Health Organization's European Office recommends Josamycine as the preferred antibiotic for the treatment of certain infections in pregnant patients. ...Read more

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