Mycoplasma infection, highly contagious STD
Infections with mycoplasma and ureoplasmas are STDs. These infectious agents generate from minor problems such as urinary tract infections, to more severe affecting the genitals, causing puerperal infections, repeat abortions, and subsequent infertility.
A wide variety of mycoplasmas but generated sexual infections (urethritis, bartholinitis, vaginitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease, etc.) are Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma.
Infectious agents affecting both men and women, only in the clinic they are less common and usually go unnoticed. Man these agents they use reservoir, the semen of patients has mycoplasmas attached to the tail of the sperm, so the sexual act occurs, the woman is infected because bacteria ascend the female genital tract.
The ureaplasmas generated NGU in men, and may also be responsible for prostatitis and infertility. In women are due to cervicovaginitis, premature birth, postpartum fever and pelvic inflammatory disease.
The Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma are most contagious diseases of sexual transmission, but if treated in time do not generate problems of severity.
Symptoms of infection with mycoplasma and ureoplasmas
The clinic of ureaplasma and mycoplasma infections is nonspecific symptoms in men are on the urethra, epididymis, prostate and testicles. When the infection is not treated it can lead to injuries that affect fertility.
In women, infection with mycoplasma and ureoplasmas generates high and low infections, the most common symptoms are: vaginitis, cervicitis, urethritis bartholinitis and then can happen endometritis and salpingitis (infection of the fallopian tubes), these last are more dangerous because they can cause sterility.
The diagnosis of mycoplasma infection and ureoplasmas is done by an endocervical culture, for it is so important to see a gynecologist when changes in flow or unusual discomfort. Treatment of infection with these agents is with oral antibiotics.
The prevention of mycoplasma infection and ureoplasmas
As it is a sexually transmitted disease, the only way to avoid it is to use a barrier method such as condoms throughout sex. If not, have a stable relationship in which both relevant health checks done.