Ureaplasma Genitalium Treatment in NYC for Men and Women
Can You Cure Mycoplasma?
M. Genitalium Treatment
There are several classes of antibiotics that are effective against Mycoplasma:
- Tetracyclines (doxycycline)
- Macrolides (azithromycin)
- Fluoroquinolones (levofloxacin, moxifloxacin)
Doxycycline for Mycoplasma has a cure rate of 30 to 40 percent. Studies show that azithromycin has a better cure rate than doxycycline (link) and clears the infection in 85 to 95 percent of people (link). Therefore, at New York Urology Specialists, azithromycin is the first line of treatment for Mycoplasma.
Azithromycin is prescribed either as a single-dose regimen with a 1-gram dose or as an extended-dose regimen taken over 5 days. The single-dose regimen of azithromycin has cure rates of 60 to 85 percent (link). Cure rates have been declining due to macrolide resistance when Mycoplasma is treated with the single-dose azithromycin regimen without performing a test of cure. The extended-dose regimen of azithromycin has higher cure rates and is therefore preferred.
At New York Urology Specialists, we prefer a modified extended treatment with Azithromycin as the first-line treatment for M. genitalium for women and men. More complex problems require an individualized approach.
Where to Get Tested and Treated for Mycoplasma in NYC?
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day mycoplasma treatment for men and women.
We also perform comprehensive STD testing for other infections. We offer confidential appointments. Our prices are affordable with or without insurance. Call/text today: 1-646-663-4125 or make an appointment online.
Treatment of Persistent Mycoplasma Genitalium Infection
Fluoroquinolones are the second line of treatment for Mycoplasma. Moxifloxacin 400 mg once a day for 7-10 days orally has a cure rate of as high as 95 percent (link). Because of potential side effects, moxifloxacin is typically prescribed for patients who fail treatment with other antibiotics.
If treatment with doxycycline, azithromycin, and moxifloxacin fail, the third line of treatment for persistent Mycoplasma genitalium may include newer antibiotics such as pristinamycin 1 gram four times daily orally for 10 days with a cure rate of 90 percent (link). However, pristinamycin is only available in France; other options are available in the US.
Complicated Mycoplasma infections (pelvic inflammatory disease in women or epididymitis in men) are treated with an extended course of moxifloxacin 400 mg orally once a day.
The fellowship-trained urologists at New York Urology Specialists are experts in Mycoplasma treatment and will decide the best treatment option for you.
Scheduling Appointments for Mycoplasma Treatment and STD Testing at New York Urology Specialists
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STDs are Treatable in Nearly Every Man and Woman
At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI). We understand the challenges that STDs such as chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, and ureaplasma create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem. We help you find an effective treatment for your symptoms that may be caused by STD, UTI or another cause.
Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of infections in men and women caused by sexually transmitted diseases as well as bladder infections (UTI). By virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and woman with urinary problems and bladder control problems.
We treat some of the most complex STD problems including:
- Persistent urinary urgency
- Frequent recurrence of genital warts
- Frequent recurrence of herpes outbreaks
- HIV prevention
- Genital warts in the urethra
- Treatment of infections when antibiotics do not work well
- Testing for urinary ureaplasma and mycoplasma.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained, board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of urological problems in men and women using modern, effective, and proven treatment methods. He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
We offer affordable, highest-quality urology care with or without insurance. Find out our office hours or directions to our office. We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.
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