How is Ureaplasma parvum treated?

How is Ureaplasma parvum treated?

Treatment typically involves a course of antibiotics. The preferred antibiotics for a Ureaplasma infection are azithromycin (Zithromax) or doxycycline (Acticlate, Doryx, Vibra-Tabs). If you don’t respond to treatment, your doctor may prescribe another type of antibiotic called fluoroquinolones.

What is Ureaplasma parvum PCR?

Ureaplasma Screen. This test will use PCR technology to detect ureaplasma from a urine sample or vaginal swab. This is one of the most common causes of urinary tract infections where Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea have been excluded. Results in around 36 hours.

Do both partners need to be treated for Ureaplasma?

Both the patient and their partner should be tested and treated at the same time. Sexual partners should abstain from sex or use condoms until both test negative for Ureaplasma infection.

Can Ureaplasma go away without treatment?

Ureaplasma can go away on its own without treatment. However, if you have symptoms, or are, or wish to be pregnant (or your partner is, or wishes to be pregnant), it can also treated with a course of antibiotics.

Should both partners be treated for Ureaplasma?

How did I get Ureaplasma parvum?

Ureaplasma is very common amongst sexually active individuals. The infection is transmitted mainly through unprotected vaginal or anal sex. Pregnant women can pass the infection on to their unborn baby. The infection usually goes away within a few months, or will clear up with antibiotics.

Should I tell my partner I have Ureaplasma?

You should let any current sexual partners know about this infection as they may also require testing and treatment to prevent passing the infection back and forth.

Do urologists test for Ureaplasma?

Ureaplasma is one of the most common infections in sexually-active men and women. It is often under-recognized because men are rarely tested for it. New York Urology Specialists is one of the few specialized practices in New York City that tests for and treats Ureaplasma, mycoplasma, and Trichomonas in men.