Ureaplasma Treatment: Top Specialists in NYC

by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger


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Ureaplasma Treatment: What You Need to Know 

What You Need to Know About Ureaplasma:

Ureaplasma is a common treatable infection of the urogenital tract in men and women. This bacteria causes urethritis symptoms (pain and burning during urination) and has been linked to infertility in men and women and premature birth in pregnant women. Ureaplasma is transmitted from person to person through close physical contact during sexual intercourse. Testing and treatment of both sexual partners together are necessary to clear Ureaplasma infection.

Where to Get Tested and Treated for Ureaplasma in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day mycoplasma and ureaplasma testing and 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.  

What Antibiotics Treat Ureaplasma?

It is important to know that usually Ureaplasma parvum and Mycoplasma hominis (M. Hominis) do not require treatment as they rarely cause symptoms.  When Ureaplasma urealyticum is associated with symptoms, treatment is advisable.

The first line of treatment for Ureaplasma is broad-spectrum antibiotics such as azithromycin and doxycycline which have a good success rate. Some of the treatment protocols used for Ureaplasma include (link):

  • Azithromycin (Zithromax) single dose 1 gram orally
  • Azithromycin extended treatment 500 mg orally once a day for 5-6 days
  • Doxycycline (Vibra-Tabs, Doryx, Acticlate) 100 mg orally twice a day for 7-14 days

Usually, one course of antibiotics can eradicate the infection, but antibiotics do not work in everyone. The success rate of antibiotics for Ureaplasma is 70 percent, so one-third of patients fail treatment.  A longer course of antibiotics is associated with higher chances of cure.  Sometimes, symptoms may disappear but the bacteria may persist (link).

A repeat test is needed for confirmation of cure. Re-testing for STDs is performed a few weeks after treatment is completed because we need to wait for the dead bacteria to wash out of the system. A PCR assay (DNA test) needs to be done 4 weeks after treatment to ensure the antibiotics have worked and relapse has not occurred.

Schedule a consultation with ureaplasma specialist at New York Urology Specialists.

Persistent Ureaplasma Infection Treatment

If ureaplasma infection persists after treatment, an investigation for the cause of failure needs to be done.  Persistent ureaplasma may be a result of a testing problem, persistent infection or a re-infection from an infected partner.

Treatment of persistent infection is usually more complicated and customized to each patient’s history.  Testing for other STDs, including mycoplasma infection is recommended.  We perform comprehensive STD testing for all patients.  For patients with symptoms, alternative diagnosis for their symptoms may need to be considered as ureaplasma is not always the cause for urinary and genital symptoms even when the tests are positive.

Scheduling Appointments for Ureaplasma Treatment and STI Testing at New York Urology Specialists


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-4125.

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.


STDs are Treatable in Nearly Every Man and Woman

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At 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 woman with urinary problems and bladder control problems.   

We treat some of the most complex STD problems including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-4125 or make an appointment online

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.

 

 

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