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What are some symptoms of ureaplasma urealyticum and ureaplasma parvum infection?

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Most healthy women have these bacteria in their cervix or vagina, and a smaller number of men also have them in their urethra. Some symptoms women can get are:

  • It hurts when you pee
  • Belly pain
  • Pain, odor, or discharge from the vagina
  • Swelling at the opening of the urethra
  • Discharge from the urethra

Men who are infected can get inflammation of the urethra, called urethritis.

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. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2009.

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

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

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

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre: "Mycoplasma Genitalium."

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

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

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

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 Sabrina Felson on March 28, 2020

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. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2009.

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

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

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

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre: "Mycoplasma Genitalium."

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

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

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

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 Sabrina Felson on March 28, 2020

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