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Why Am I Testing Positive for Ureaplasma Despite Good Hygiene Practices?

Many men or women pay close attention to hygiene in their daily lives, such as changing underwear or washing their genitals frequently. However, the test results show they are positive for Ureaplasma urealyticum(Uu). 

Positive Ureaplasma

Then, what is Ureaplasma positive? Why do you have positive Ureaplasma?

Mycoplasma is not a bacterium or a virus but a microorganism. Mycoplasmas that can cause human disease include Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma hominis, and Mycoplasma genitalium. These mycoplasmas can cause inflammation of the genitourinary tract.

A positive test for Ureaplasma urealyticum indicates that the patient is infected with it. Currently, the most common test for Mycoplasma Infections is to take cervical or vaginal secretions with a swab in women and to collect prostate fluid and semen, or use a urethral swab in men and then to detect Mycoplasma DNA in the laboratory using PCR testing techniques.

Often, positive Ureaplasma can be associated with impure sex, indirect contact, and immunocompromise.

1. Unclean Sex

If there are multiple sexual partners and unclean sex, the body may be infected with Ureaplasma urealyticum, thus appearing positive. If it is not treated timely and effectively, symptoms such as urethral stinging, frequent urination, urinary urgency, and even prostatitis, vaginitis, and other diseases may occur. It is recommended that patients avoid unclean sex in their daily lives, as well as frequent sexual intercourse.

2. Indirect contact

If you come into contact with the patient's clothes and daily necessities, you may also be infected by Uu, thus appearing positive. It is recommended that patients pay attention to personal hygiene in their daily lives, change and wash their underwear frequently, and avoid sharing personal items with others.

3. Low immunity

If the patient has low immunity, it is easier to be invaded by bacteria or viruses, and the above situation will also occur. It is recommended that patients should do physical exercise, such as running, swimming, etc., to enhance their immunity.

Besides, it may also be caused by medical transmission, blood transmission, and other reasons. It is recommended that the patient should seek medical treatment in time to clarify the diagnosis and then treat the symptoms.

The management of the various conditions for positive Ureaplasma urealyticum is as follows:

1. For mycoplasma detected simply from the urethra and vagina without any accompanying symptoms, the response is no treatment and regular follow-up. This condition indicates that positive mycoplasma is a normal carrying state and does not indicate mycoplasma infection. Mycoplasma can live with a person without showing signs of infection. Therefore, do not panic, not to mention the abuse of drug treatment, and pay attention to cleaning and maintenance.

2. If a woman detects mycoplasma and has inflammation of the reproductive tract or a combination of sexually transmitted diseases, she should be treated with anti-mycoplasma therapy. She can do a secretion culture, if the culture of bacteria, and then do a drug sensitivity test, according to the drug sensitivity results, to choose sensitive antibiotics for antibacterial treatment. 

If men have semen abnormalities accompanied by semen Mycoplasma infection, they should also be considered for treatment, usually using sensitive antibiotics for treatment. In addition, women can take the traditional Chinese medicine Fuyan Pill, and male patients can take Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill to carry out the treatment. With various herbal ingredients, this pill can kill various bacteria and viruses and turn mycoplasma into a negative one to achieve the purpose of curing the disease.

3. When a pre-pregnancy test reveals that one is positive for mycoplasma, it is recommended that both men and women be tested at the same time, regardless of whether or not they are symptomatic, and that a person who is positive for mycoplasma undergoes regular treatment. 

At the same time, both of them should avoid sexual misconduct and wait until the symptoms disappear after treatment before considering preparation for pregnancy. If the female patient is already pregnant, the appropriate treatment plan will be chosen according to the symptoms and pregnancy weeks.

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