PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How does my doctor diagnose ureaplasma infection?

ANSWER

These bacteria are found in women’s cervix and vagina.

To diagnose a ureaplasma infection, your doctor can take a sample of fluid from your:

  • Blood
  • Amniotic fluid
  • Placental tissue
  • Cervix
  • Urethra

SOURCES:

CDC: "2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines: Emerging Issues," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Antibiotic Treatment & Resistance," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Causes & Transmission," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Signs and Symptoms," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Treatment & Complications."

Columbia University: "Ureaplasma urealyticum."

Constantino, G. , 2009. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Couldwell, D. L. , May 2015. Infection and Drug Resistance

Georgiev, Vassil St. , 1997. Infectious Diseases in Immunocompromised Hosts

Long, S.S. , 2012. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Disease

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre: "Mycoplasma Genitalium."

National Health Service: "'New' sexually transmitted infection 'MG' may be widespread."

Nicolson, G. L. , 2010. British Journal of Medical Practitioners

Patarca-Montero, R. , 2004. Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise

Public Health Agency of Canada: "Mycoplasma Hominis," "Ureaplasma Urealyticum."

University of South Carolina School of Medicine: "Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma."

UpToDate: "Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum infections."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines: Emerging Issues," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Antibiotic Treatment & Resistance," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Causes & Transmission," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Signs and Symptoms," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Treatment & Complications."

Columbia University: "Ureaplasma urealyticum."

Constantino, G. , 2009. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Couldwell, D. L. , May 2015. Infection and Drug Resistance

Georgiev, Vassil St. , 1997. Infectious Diseases in Immunocompromised Hosts

Long, S.S. , 2012. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Disease

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre: "Mycoplasma Genitalium."

National Health Service: "'New' sexually transmitted infection 'MG' may be widespread."

Nicolson, G. L. , 2010. British Journal of Medical Practitioners

Patarca-Montero, R. , 2004. Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise

Public Health Agency of Canada: "Mycoplasma Hominis," "Ureaplasma Urealyticum."

University of South Carolina School of Medicine: "Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma."

UpToDate: "Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum infections."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

What antibiotics will the doctor prescribe if I'm infected with ureaplasma urealyticum or ureaplasma parvum?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: