What is Ureaplasma Urealyticum?
Ureaplasma Urealyticum is a group of bacteria present in the urogenital and reproductive and respiratory tract. They are very tiny and are not even visible through a regular microscope. They are generally harmless but when they increase in numbers, it can result in inflammation of tissues which can lead to infection if not diagnosed in time and treated quickly. Simply walk in to STD Express Clinic and get tested.
How Does It Spread
Ureaplasma Urealyticum is usually transmitted through sexual contact. The infection is generally seen in sexually active individuals. It can also be passed from the mother to the child. Individuals with a poor immune system are generally affected.
Most affected individuals don’t experience or exhibit any specific symptoms. The general symptoms are:
- Painful urination
- A constant burning sensation
- Watery discharge from the vagina
- Bad vaginal odor
Testing for Ureaplasma is generally recommended only if you are showing all the classic symptoms associated with the condition and all other possible problems have been ruled out.
Following lab tests are generally done to make a diagnosis:
- Cervical swab
- Urine sample
- Endometrial swab and/or biopsy
At STD Express Clinic, you can get tested and treatment on the same day.
Ureaplasma Urealyticum Testing & Treatment
No Appointment Needed. Just Walk In During Extended Clinic Hours
Treatment for Ureaplasma Urealyticum is done by prescribing a course of antibiotics that includes azithromycin or doxycycline. The doctor may prescribe fluoroquinolone if the response to ordinary antibiotics is not satisfactory. Research is going on for treatment using other types of antibiotics. STD Express Clinic offers same day treatment at an additional cost.
Abstinence is the only way you can prevent Ureaplasma infection while safe sex practices involving physical barriers can significantly reduce the risk of infection.
Many people have Ureaplasma as an inherent part of their microbiome. Its presence should not create any major health issues unless you are pregnant.
While most doctors do not test pregnant ladies for Ureaplasma Urealyticum, opinion is gradually building up that precaution tests in pregnancy must proactively include a diagnosis for Ureaplasma Urealyticum.
STD Express Clinic offers testing for Ureaplasma Urealyticum using the latest diagnostic equipment. Get that stressed feeling out of your mind by getting tested at our advanced lab because we guarantee accurate and quick results.