- Mycoplasmosis - infection does not always equal disease
- What mycoplasmosis
Mycoplasmosis - urogenital infectious disease caused by Mycoplasma genitalium, the most famous of microscopic organisms. Urogenital mycoplasmosis is often asymptomatic and is related to diseases, sexually transmitted, and has some similarities with gonorrhea and chlamydia. Since mycoplasma is often found in combination with other urogenital infections, mycoplasmosis diagnosis is difficult. According to some reports, urogenilany mycoplasmosis ranks third in prevalence of diseases, sexually transmitted diseases.
Mycoplasmosis women is associated with other diseases of the genitourinary system, such as bacterial vaginosis; cervicitis; pelvic inflammatory disease and endometritis (inflammation of the endometrium). Mycoplasmosis also occurs in women who can not tolerate a pregnancy to term. This infection is very dangerous for pregnant women because of the ovum infected body rejects the fetus and miscarriage occurs, often in the early stages. In addition, mycoplasmosis during pregnancy can lead to the birth of a child with developmental abnormalities.
Symptoms of mycoplasma in women
In most cases, urogenital mycoplasmosis asymptomatic, but may be translucent scant vaginal discharge. After a while, appear moderate pain when urinating and during sexual intercourse when mycoplasma infected uterus and appendix, drawing appear recurrent pain, especially aggravated before menses. Ultimately, local immunity wanes ovarian tubes and uterus resulting in abscesses, salpingitis, endometritis, adnexitis and other pathologies. Very often, when the symptoms of the disease in women mycoplasmosis aggravated during menstruation, menopause and other hormonal disruptions.
Long-term complications of mycoplasma in women
According to doctors, that the long-term consequences of urogenital mycoplasma infection are similar to complications in other, more well-known sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea
Gonorrhea - self-ruled
and chlamydia. In women, gonorrhea and chlamydia (if left untreated) can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and enduring the pain in the abdomen.
In men, urogenital mycoplasma infection often occurs with symptoms of urethritis (inflammation of the urethra), not caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia. Often mycoplasmosis men combined with trichomoniasis, chlamydia and ureaplasmosis. Trichomoniasis in women, in conjunction with other pathologies, increases the symptoms mycoplasmosis.
Symptoms of mycoplasma in men
The main symptoms of mycoplasma in men: burning or slight pain during urination, mucus
Mucus - what is the norm for a healthy woman
from the urethra, more abundant in the morning, the pain and swelling in the joints (arthritis). The surface of the glans may be hyperemic. The most common complication of mycoplasma in men is prostate cancer. When symptoms of prostatitis mycoplasmosis
Symptoms of prostatitis - listen to your body
develop slowly, the man notices a decrease in libido, sometimes pain in the perineum, then comes impotence
Impotence - a female perspective on the problem
. Mycoplasmosis men may subside and often recur.
Treatment of mycoplasma
For the treatment of urogenital mycoplasmosis used antibiotics, especially erythromycin and tetracycline. Treatment usually lasts up to 14 days. Women in the mycoplasma infection also suggest vaginal tablets antibiotics and vaginal baths, and men - candles and instillation of antibiotics into the urethra or bladder. As with the rest of sexually transmitted diseases, treatment must pass two sexual partners in order to avoid re-infection.
Prevention of mycoplasma
The best prevention of urogenital mycoplasma infection - consistent use of condoms in any sexual contact. A recent study showed that people who use condoms, half are at risk for urogenital infections than those who neglect this remedy.