One of the conditionally pathogenic microorganisms that cause inflammation of the urinary organs and discomfort in the groin area is Ureaplasma. Symptoms of ureaplasmosis in men can occur only a month after infection. Therefore, finding the first signs of the disease, measures should be taken immediately.
Ureaplasma is a bacterium that can exist as part of the normal microflora of the human body. But in some cases, it becomes the cause of ureaplasmosis, an infectious disease characterized by damage to the urethra, bladder, organs of the reproductive system and (in the case of progression) of other body systems.
The pathogen bacterium is of two types - Ureaplasma Parvum and Ureaplasma Ureality. Men who neglect the treatment of this disease can pay for their carelessness with the appearance of prostatitis, infertility and disorders of the functioning of the musculoskeletal system.
How does the infection occur?
Getting ureaplasma in a healthy person is possible with:
- unprotected sex;
- the use of household items used by the patient;
- childbirth or during pregnancy - the bacterium is transmitted from mother to baby.
Pathogenic microorganisms can be in the body of a man, but not cause him unpleasant sensations. The emergence of favorable conditions:
- deterioration of the immune system;
- nerve shocks;
- long antibiotic therapy;
- chronic diseases
and other factors that weaken the body, lead to uncontrolled, rapid reproduction of ureaplasma and, as a rule, to inflammation of the urinary tract.
Ureaplasma in men: symptoms
Pain in the intimate area should alert the man and get to see a doctor. The fact that diagnostic studies, most likely, will be identified ureaplasmas, indicate such phenomena:
- clear discharge from the urinary organs;
- itching and burning, the appearance of blood during urination;
- difficulty urine flow;
- compaction and pain in the groin area;
- redness and pain in the joints;
Depending on the degree of damage to the urogenital system, all signs of the disease may be present or some of them may be absent. Without treatment, the inflammatory process caused by ureaplasma quickly turns into an intractable chronic form. Its activation is noted after stress, acute respiratory viral infections, general weakening of the body.
In contrast to ureaplasma ureality, ureaplasma parvum rarely exists in the body in men without pathological manifestations, and more often it causes the listed symptoms.-
How are urogenital infections diagnosed?
In addition to examining and fixing the patient's complaints by the doctor, indicating the development of this disease, specific tests will be required to confirm the diagnosis:
- microbiological examination;
- serological and enzyme immunoassays;
- polymerase chain reaction study;
- direct immunofluorescence.
If a man has uraplasmic infection, doctors recommend checking his sexual partner. Otherwise, it is possible to constantly re-infection, leveling the results of treatment.
Treatment of ureaplasmosis
To eliminate this infection, urologists or venereologists prescribe the representatives of the stronger sex antibacterial drugs macrolide, tetracycline, lincosamide series. The following remedies best kill such pathogens:
If ureaplasma progresses in men, treatment may include not only these drugs, but also drugs that destroy fungi, as well as bacteriophages, sorbents, vitamins and biologically active additives, and means to strengthen the immune system.
In addition to drug therapy, patients should consume more milk and dairy products to restore the beneficial microflora, as well as abandon:
- greasy, spicy and salty foods;
- smoked meats, sauces and spices;
- of alcohol.
Treatment usually lasts 2-3 weeks. At the time of therapy, the patient should stop having sex. Ureaplasmosis is considered cured if the pathogenic microflora is not detected in the control of the patient.
Ureaplasma in men provokes painful symptoms indicating severe damage to the urinary organs. Therefore, treatment should begin as soon as possible, otherwise you can lose the reproductive function and lose the opportunity to move independently. However, subject to the recommendations of the doctor of the patient with ureaplasmosis, full recovery is expected.