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07-26-2006, 10:35 AM
I talked with Cleveland Clinic and they are curently testing with mycoplasma swab test for ureaplasma and suggested I have this done. I was told they have found people with IC have this more and that when found antibiotics were helping. That was as specific as they got. I asked for printed information on it and they said they had none. Does anyone know much about this?
07-26-2006, 10:48 AM
I don't know anything about the Cleveland Clinic but I did have a ureaplasma infection and was treated with antibiotics. Unfortunately I am not feeling better even though the ureaplasma is gone. I now understand that all the bacterial infections I've had like ureaplasma are probably a result of an impaired immune system due to undiagnosed Lyme (I've probably had lyme for 14 years).
I'm sure ureaplasma treatment helps resolve some people's symptoms just not mine. Lots of docs don't even bother to test for the ureaplasma because they say it so rarely causes symptoms. And while that may be true I think it is awful not to bother testing for it. If I were you I'd go ahead and get tested and treat it if you have it because you don't want that bug in your body even if it's not causing your IC symptoms.
Good luck, hope it goes well.
07-27-2006, 01:04 AM
There used to be an article you could read online about a study the Cleveland Clinic did testing for ureaplasma. They treated both males and females if positive. I remember Dr. Jeannette Potts was one of the researchers. But the article is no longer available and there isn't much on the internet about research on this. I'm glad they are still working on this, though, and I too think it wouldn't hurt to be tested.
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