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Is Ureaplasma infection a sexually transmitted disease?

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Posted on Sat, 24 Feb 2018 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Question: i had tested for ureaplasma and results came positive, i asked my boyfriend to be tested too, he did and it came negative, i did take medication and waiting for second lab results, My question does it spread only sexually?
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Answered by Dr. S. Murugan 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Ureaplasma infection is essentially a sexually transmitted infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Thanks for posting your query.
Ureaplasma infection is essentially a Sexually Transmitted Infection. Rarely it can be passed on to baby either in utero or through vaginal delivery.
I can understand your concern.
You had not mentioned through what test it was tested. There could be rare incidence of false negative results in every test.
Dr S.Murugan
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Follow up: Dr. S. Murugan 24 hours later
i had a pap smear.
if it is a STI why my boyfriends result came negative?
can this bacteria live in women flora regularly?
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Answered by Dr. S. Murugan 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Ureaplasma is not a bacteria in normal flora of a woman.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome back.
Ureaplasma is not a bacteria present in the normal vaginal flora of a woman. Some individuals will have innate resistance to some infection and not manifest the disease. Another possibility is, your boy friend's result would be a false negative one.
Sometimes repeated tests may reveal the infection.
Dr S Murugan
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