Ureaplasma is very rare and if all other STIs have been ruled out only then is a test to determine if you have it is done.
The bacteria are usually transmitted via three known modes of infection. However, it also has unknown transmission.
It is important to note that people who are not sexually active can also be infected.
If Ureaplasma is suspected the infection and symptoms experienced include:
Abdominal or pelvic pain and/or discomfort to the genitalia.
Stillbirths, premature births, and miscarriages have been reported when this bacteria has been found. Newborns may have difficulty in breathing, meningitis, and pneumonia.
Having treatment does resolve symptoms and reduce complications in women during pregnancy.
It has been found to be the major cause of infertility in men and women.
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To help the doctor identify the presence of Ureaplasma, they will either swab the vagina, urethra, uterine lining, or test a sample of your urine.
Ureaplasma is treated with antibiotics however not all antibiotics control the bacteria.
Antibiotics do lower the risk for newborns. Ureaplasma can result in premature rupture of the membranes in pregnant women, and treatments using azithromycin, clarithromycin, or erythromycin are the preferred treatments recommended.
Ureaplasma will sometimes appear when illness or stress weakens the immune system. It is also advised that having multiple sexual partners does increase you risk of an STI.
Sexual Health Clinic has experienced and professional doctors who provide effective treatments to control this infection if you suspect or are unfortunate enough to have contracted it. We can also test for other undiagnosed STIs as this is a very rare disease and you may well have a more familiar STI.