Sowing on a ureaplasma - one of the most informative analyzes

February 3, 2013

 crop on a ureaplasma
 Sowing on a ureaplasma is the most accurate and informative analysis of the diagnosis of ureaplasma infection. This analysis allows us to detect the presence in the body ureaplasmas, their number and ureaplasmas sensitivity to antibacterial drugs. But the results of this analysis should be assessed as part of the results of a comprehensive survey of the patient.

 Sowing on a ureaplasma - one of the most informative analyzes

Sowing on a ureaplasma - what is it

Sowing or culture (bacteriological, microbiological) research on a ureaplasma is a crop taken from the patient's biological material on special nutrient medium. This involves the simultaneous detection of mycoplasma and ureaplasma urealiktikum Mycoplasma - the smallest microbe  Mycoplasma - the smallest microbe
   hominis to quantify them in 1 ml of the biological fluid under study and the detection sensitivity of microorganisms to antibiotics.

Sowing on a ureaplasma prescribed in the process of diagnosis of the disease and to monitor treatment.

In this case, seeding is prescribed not earlier than two weeks after discontinuation of treatment. Most often, this control is carried out one-time men a month after the treatment, and women three times after each menstrual period.

 Sowing on a ureaplasma - one of the most informative analyzes

As the crop is taken on a ureaplasma

For the study takes a scraping from the mucous membranes of the urinary tract in two or three hours after urination. Women scrapings taken from just outside the menstrual vaginal fornix, cervical canal and the urethra (urethritis) in men - with the urethra, also studied the ejaculate (sperm).

The biological material is placed in a vial with the first transport medium, then a special nutrient medium, where for three days there is a growth of microorganisms and their subsequent identification.

 Sowing on a ureaplasma - one of the most informative analyzes

What can be determined

Since ureaplasma are representatives of conditionally pathogenic, they can always be present on the mucous membranes in healthy men and women, without causing infectious and inflammatory processes. However, under certain conditions (reduction of immunity Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults  Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults
 , Joining another sexual infections Genital infections - which are the most dangerous?  Genital infections - which are the most dangerous?
   and so on), they can penetrate into the mucous membrane and cause disease.

Carriage ureaplasmas not treated, whereas the infectious-inflammatory process that they cause, is subject to compulsory treatment.

Therefore, it is important to find out whether there is in the body ureaplasma, their number and presence of infectious-inflammatory process.

As a result of cultural studies can accurately establish the presence of the pathogen in the material, set its type, quantity in the material, and sensitivity to various antibacterial drugs.

 Sowing on a ureaplasma - one of the most informative analyzes

Results of the analysis - as they can be considered

The culture results must indicate the presence of the microorganism species and quantity. It is believed that the presence of Ureaplasma in an amount not exceeding 10 in the fourth CFU (koloneobrazuyuschih units) per 1 ml indicates the absence of inflammation, that is, that the person is a carrier Ureaplasma. Number ureaplasmas exceeding this figure will most likely indicates the presence of inflammation, ie ureaplazmennoj infection.

Quantitative determination ureaplasmas is not absolutely accurate measure of the presence or absence of ureaplasma infection. Most of the doctors in this more focused on the examination of the patient data and instrumental studies.

Isolation of cultures ureaplasmas the definition of sensitivity to antibiotics Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?  Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?
   - It is also not entirely accurate indicator as antibiotics act differently on Ureaplasma in a tube and the living body. For antibiotics, doctors today often use these research laboratories, which conducts research on animals.

The results of seeding may not be correct. For example, in the presence of Ureaplasma in the body, they can not be detected by culture, since the transition to the form, do not reproduce on nutrient media (this condition is called persistence ureaplasmas). Sometimes ureaplasmas pass in this form after antibiotic treatment with inadequate their appointment.

Antibiotic treatment of persistent ureaplasmas inefficient, since in this state they are located within mucosal epithelial cells and are not available for the action of antibiotics.

When ureaplasmas carriers of these microorganisms are also often unable to reproduce on nutrient media, which affects the results of the analysis.

In this regard, after antibiotic treatment is carried out control of cure. It is better to carry out not disposable, and not less than three times per month intermittently, especially in women.

Sowing on a ureaplasma can be properly evaluated only as part of a laboratory examination using other laboratory methods of diagnosis.

Galina Romanenko

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Ureaplasma men - can cause inflammation - Symptoms

February 1, 2013

  • Ureaplasma men - can cause inflammation
  • Symptoms
  • Treatment

 ureaplasma symptoms in men

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  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  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.


Symptoms orchiepididymitis

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  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  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.