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Your doctor should know that chlamydia, mycoplasma and ureaplasma bacteria cannot be found on routine cultures.
Every woman who experiences infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, pelvic pain, premenstrual symptoms or vaginal symptoms should be tested for ureaplasma urealyticum. The bacterial infection, although generally asymptomatic, can lead to fertility problems including tubal disease, recurrent miscarriages, decreased sperm motility and count, and poor post coital tests.
Your chances for a cure are high if you are treated when you have only local symptoms; but after many months, the infection can spread to other parts of your body and make you sick or damage nerves, joints and muscles. If you feel sick and your doctor is unable to make a diagnosis because all laboratory tests and cultures fail to reveal a cause, you could be infected with mycoplasma, chlamydia or ureaplasma and can be cured only by taking long-acting erythromycin or tetracyclines for many months.
P.S. Dr. Toth tests for 50+ bacteria that can be harmful to fertility and/or pg. He treats with oral, IV, and drip antibiotics. http://www.fertilitysolution.com
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08-29-2006, 12:58 PM #1
An excellent link re: pathogens and infertility
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