- Ureaplasma men - can cause inflammation
Symptoms in men ureaplasma are often invisible
Ureaplasma - is opportunistic pathogens that can cause disease in men only at lower immunity, or in violation of the integrity of the mucous membrane of the urethra. In other cases, the man is a carrier of this microorganism.
What diseases can cause in men ureaplasma
Ureaplasma may cause destruction of all internal and external urinary organs in men. But more often it causes damage to the urethra (urethritis) - urethritis. Urethritis caused by ureaplasma are called non-gonococcal, the same group of urethritis are diseases caused by chlamydia
Chlamydia: insidious and widespread disease
, Mycoplasmas and other pathogens of sexual infections.
Urethritis can be complicated by inflammation of the appendages
Inflammation of the appendages - the cause infertility
testes and testicles - orchiepididymitis, as well as inflammation of the prostate gland - prostatitis. Epididymitis and prostatitis is almost always complicated by sexual dysfunction and infertility.
Common complications of the disease include kidney stones, which is formed from a combination of chronic infection with the stagnation of urine and arthritis - the result of an autoimmune aggression (allergy own tissues), also created by the chronic inflammatory process.
The symptoms of urethritis
The inflammatory process caused by ureaplasmas begins in men with symptoms of urethritis. In most cases subacute process, which may take the form of minor symptoms. The first signs of urethritis usually appear three weeks after sex with women - the bearer of this infection. But sometimes the disease can begin a few days after intercourse. Quite often urethritis symptoms appear within a few months, which, apparently, is connected with the carriage of the infection, and then with impaired immunity, resulting in an inflammatory process begins.
Urethritis begins with the appearance of small colorless discharge from the urethra, accompanied by more or less intense itching and burning. Discomfort worse when urinating and during sexual intercourse. As a result, there is irritation of the skin secretions of the glans penis and foreskin. If the disease is erased, without apparent symptoms, many men do not pay attention to him, and all symptoms disappear on their own. But just as easily occur again.
Urethritis danger is that this disease is a "starting point", where the infection is beginning to spread to the internal genital organs of men. Urethritis second danger is that long flowing inflammatory process sometimes leads to permanent narrowing (stricture) of the urethra. This in turn causes stagnation of urine, and the spread of infection in the urinary tract and kidneys, as well as to the formation of stones in the kidneys, ureters and bladder.
With urethra ureaplasmas often apply to epididymis, causing their inflammation (epididymitis). In the future, may be affected, and the testicles (orchiepididymitis). The first signs of epididymitis are compaction and thickening of the epididymis, which can be felt through the scrotum.
Initially, this process is painless. But later, upon accession of the inflammatory process in the testes, it is becoming more pronounced. There are constant nagging dull pain in the scrotum, scrotal skin over the inflamed testicle red, swells.
There are problems with potency, which often begin with the coming too fast ejaculation (ejaculation), then join erection problems
Erection - what hinders and what helps a man to be a man
Finally, sometimes it can reach the complete impotence
Impotence - a female perspective on the problem
The inflammatory process in the testicles and their appendages affects the quality of sperm. Sperm are less mobile, their concentration in the sperm falls - it reduces the fertilizing capacity of sperm. Furthermore, chronic inflammation can lead to the death of cells that participate in the formation of sperm, and this in turn leads to a complete absence of sperm and infertility.
What the man, who showed signs of chronic inflammation of the reproductive organs
Call a urologist. It is this specialist will help determine the cause of the disease and treat it. If the disease is caused by Ureaplasma, examined and treated should not only himself, but also his sexual partner, or after the treatment it gets infected again.
Ureaplasmas can just dwell on the surface of the male genitalia, without causing disease. But in some cases they cause sluggish infectious-inflammatory process that leads to severe complications.