Mycoplasma Symptoms in Women in NYC
Symptoms of Mycoplasma Genitalium in Women
Mycoplasma genitalium in women has been linked to urethritis, cervicitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID is a leading cause of pelvic pain and infertility in women. PID is a widespread infection of the reproductive organs including the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix. In pregnant women, infection with M. genitalium has been linked to miscarriage and early delivery. Mycoplasma is also implicated in ectopic pregnancy (link), a type of pregnancy where the fertilized egg gets implanted somewhere other than the lining of the uterus.
Signs and symptoms of M. genitalium include:
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Bleeding from the vagina after sex
- Vaginal discharge
- Burning sensation with urination
- Frequent urination or sensation of needing urinate frequently
- Abdominal or vaginal pain due to pelvic inflammatory disease
Untreated Mycoplasma can lead to a number of complications. Mycoplasma genitalium infection is associated with a significantly increased risk of preterm birth and spontaneous abortion in pregnant women (link). Do not delay getting tested for Mycoplasma in New York City. We offer comprehensive treatment and testing for STIs. Call New York Urology Specialists today if you have any of the above symptoms.
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Is a Mycoplasma Infection Contagious? How Long is a Person Contagious with Mycoplasma?
Yes, Mycoplasma is contagious. M. hominis and M. genitalium spread from person to person through unprotected vaginal or anal sexual intercourse. To prevent infection, it is important to practice safe sex and always use a condom. You can reduce your chances of contracting Mycoplasma and other sexually transmitted infections by limiting the number of sexual partners you have. Testing for mycoplasma routinely and treatment of infection in both partners prior to engaging in unprotected sex is the next best option.
Remember, M. genitalium infections are frequently asymptomatic (an infected person may show no signs or symptoms of disease). However, an infected person remains contagious with Mycoplasma until treatment has been completed and any symptoms, if present, have disappeared. Sometimes, a second test, confirmation of cure that is performed 3 weeks after treatment, may be necessary to confirm cure.
It is essential that both sexual partners are tested and treated concurrently to prevent infection being passed back and forth from the untreated partner. Abstinence from sex or use of condoms is recommended while treatment is underway and until a test of cure is performed because sexual partners remain contagious for Mycoplasma and other STDs during this time.
If you have tested positive for Mycoplasma genitalium, it does not necessarily indicate infidelity on the part of your sexual partner. Mycoplasma infections remain asymptomatic in some people. However, these people without symptoms can still pass on the infection to their sex partners. It is not known whether M. genitalium can be passed from one person to another without sexual contact.
Did You Know About Mycoplasma?
- Mycoplasma are tiny bacteria that infect the urinary and genital (sexual) tracts of men and women.
- Mycoplasma infection is associated with symptoms of urethritis, cervicitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease.
- Mycoplasma is curable with antibiotic treatment.
- Both sexual partners must be tested and treated simultaneously for a cure.
Scheduling Appointments for STI Treatment and Mycoplasma 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 the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and women 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 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.