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Could ureaplasma infection be contracted through hot tub?

I am a female - 52, with one boyfriend. We sat in his hot tub one night and afterward he tested it and the ph was way off. I was diagnosed with a bacterial infection and now, a week after my tests, I received a call from my doctor stating that I also have ureaplasma. I was tested for stds, etc. about a week after I met my boyfriend and all tests were negative. Is it possible I could have gotten ureaplasma from that hot tub?
Mon, 25 Apr 2016
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Hi dear,

Yes, Ureplasma can be transmitted through hot tub or dirty swimming pool.
The possibility that you got it from that hot tub is high, however you could have had it long time ago and you didn't know about it, sometimes women can have ureaplasma for long time without knowing..

It is treated with antibiotics mainly doxycycline. so make sure you continue with the antibiotic treatment and finish the full coarse of treatment to avoid complications.

Wishing you all the best

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