[Question #2039] Can this only be caused by STD?
46 months ago
Hello DR after a recent non protected sexual encounter I had red irritating foreskin, I went for full urine test and diagnosed with Ureaplasma urealyticum, 10^5 CFU/mL.
· Is this actually a STD and can you only get this via sexual contact? Is there any other way of getting this? There is a lot of contradicting evidence online. The most credible article I read was this: http://medind.nic.in/iau/t15/i2/iaut15i2p205.htm
· The doc has given me Monoclarium 200mg 2 times a day (400mg) and Doxycycline 100mg 2 times a day (200mg) for a total of 14 days. I have found a lot of references regarding Doxycyline but not Monoclarium is this effective treatment? He also gave me a cream for the red irritated skin.
aLaIs there a tablet form of these pills, the doc has given me capsules and I find it hard to swallow. Unfortunately from what the packet say I cant dissolve or crush the granules.
· Could the Red burning irritated skin be a sign of a different STD? i.e. Herpes? There have been no ulcers, just general discomfort/pain in the testicles. I didn’t perform any additional STD blood tests other than Urine.
IASI am in a long term relationship and not sure if this Ureaplasma was present before or after the encounter. I have had sex with my partner since so I am assuming that she would also need to be treated for this? if not it would be a vicious cycle.
tHanks for your response
Edward W. Hook M.D.
46 months ago