The course of ureaplasmosis in men
Table of contents
- Features and initial stage of the disease
- Further development of the disease
- Modern therapy and prevention of disease
Ureaplasmosis is a very common disease, the main transmission route of which is unprotected sex. The causative agent of the disease is the smallest bacterium of the ureaplasma, which resembles both the simplest unicellular organisms and viruses. Upon entering the human body, the bacterium rapidly multiplies within the cells, causing inflammatory processes in the organs of the genitourinary system.A distinctive feature of the disease can be called that a sick person can be a carrier of infection for a long time and not even suspect about its presence in his body.
In the initial stages of the disease usually occurs without any obvious signs and manifests only when the immune system is weakened. For this reason, the treatment of ureaplasmosis in men often fails to be made in time, and this is fraught with negative consequences for their health.
Features and initial stage of the disease
Illness with ureaplasmosis is most risky for men who have many sexual partners and who ignore the use of barrier contraceptives (condoms) during sexual intercourse. In medical practice, there are also many cases of infection with ailments during employment by non-traditional types of sex. In the stronger sex, the bacterium of the ureaplasma is found mainly in the cells of the urinary tract and sperm. Often ureaplasmosis in men develops as a concomitant disease in chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, trichomoniasis and other sexually transmitted diseases.
The first symptoms of ureaplasmosis may appear in the infected person both after 4 days, and after a few months. The average duration of the incubation period for the disease is 3 weeks, during this period there is a process of increased reproduction of bacteria and the development of inflammatory processes in the organs of the male genitourinary system. Since the infection, a person is the carrier of the infection, but since there are no clear signs of ureaplasmosis yet, the patient continues to have an active sexual life, infecting all his partners. The latent course of the disease explains the wide prevalence of this disease among sexually active people.
The first manifestations of ureaplasmosis may be invisible to the stronger sex. A man should suspect his venereal disease and go to a urologist or a venereologist if he has the following symptoms:
- slight burning in the process of emptying the bladder;
- barely noticeable soreness that occurs at the beginning and end of urination;
- inflammation and redness of the urethra sponges;
- scanty discharge from the urethra, odorless and colorless;
- if infection with ureaplasmosis occurred during oral sex, then the sign of the initial stage of the disease is often angina.
Further development of the disease
The first symptoms of an ailment do not usually cause physical discomfort, so men do not give them the proper value. But if at the initial stage not to detect ureaplasmosis and not start to treat it, it will gradually flow into a chronic form. In chronic ureaplasmosis, the initial manifestations of the disease may temporarily disappear, but this does not mean that the person has recovered. Cold-viral diseases, severe hypothermia, stress and other unfavorable factors can become jerks for the further progression of ureaplasmosis. As the infection spreads through the body, men have complaints about:
- feeling of constant fullness of the bladder and frequent urge to go to the toilet in a small way;
- burning and pain when urinating;
- itching in the perineum;
- regular turbid discharge from the urethra;
- reddening of the skin of the genital organs;
If the appearance of the above signs a man will pull with an appeal to a doctor, the consequences of ureaplasmosis may be very sad for him. Bacteria that caused the disease will continue to multiply in the organs of the male genitourinary system, causing inflammatory processes in the urethra, prostate gland, seminal vesicles, testicles, urinary a bubble. The launched ureaplasmosis becomes the culprit of the development of urethritis, prostatitis, orchitis, epididymitis, cystitis, pyelonephritis. In addition, the infection disrupts the maturation of germ cells. Causes of male infertility can also hide in ureaplasmosis. Often when the disease is neglected, the representatives of the strongly sex have problems with potency.
Modern therapy and prevention of disease
Diagnosis of ureaplasmosis today is not difficult. Detect the infection can be by passing a laboratory test of urine or semen. Often, the disease is found in the patient accidentally after his treatment in the hospital about the deterioration of health. Treatment of ureaplasmosis should occur exclusively on an outpatient basis. The peculiarity of the infection is that it can not be treated with many modern antibiotics, so attempts to cure the disease can lead to the further development of complications.
To successfully get rid of the disease to an infected person, several important rules must be observed:
- Treatment for ureaplasmosis should be carried out not only by the man, but also by his constant sexual partner, in this case it will be possible to avoid re-infection in the future
- Throughout the treatment period, it is desirable to give up sexual intercourse or use condoms.
- Limit the use of spicy and salty foods, spices, alcohol, quit smoking, include in the diet as much as possible sour-milk products, fruits and vegetables.
The adequate treatment for ureaplasmosis in men, the scheme of which must be adhered to by the patient, is of great importance for a quick recovery.
Such a scheme is made for each patient individually, taking into account his general condition and accompanying ureaplasmosis diseases. In modern treatment of the disease, antibacterial drugs (azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, moxifloxacin, clarithromycin, doxycycline) and medications that promote immunity (neovir, tsikloferon, extract echinacea). Not bad proved in complex treatment of the disease preparations-adaptogens (for example, estifan), biostimulants (plasmol, extract of aloe) and drugs, whose action is directed to the restoration of the mucous membranes of the affected organs (methyluracil and its Analogues).
The course of antibiotic treatment with ureaplasmosis is 7-10 days. In particularly severe cases, when the disease is heavily triggered, the doctor may decide to assign the patient immediately 2 types of antibiotics of different groups. To the background of antibiotic therapy in men did not develop dysbiosis, he additionally prescribed drugs that restore the intestinal microflora (bifiform, yogurt, linex). It will be useful to the patient to increase the immunity to drink a multivitamin, which also appoints a doctor. After the treatment is completed, the man and his sexual partner will undergo a second examination, which will confirm the absence of infection and inflammation.
In order that unpleasant symptoms and unfortunate consequences of ureaplasmosis do not mar the life of a man, he needs:
- have only one sexual partner and avoid casual connections;
- at sexual intercourse use a condom;
- regularly undergo medical preventive examinations;
- contact a doctor at the first sign of the disease.
Excellent prevention measures for ureaplasmosis can be called the conduct of a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, hardening and proper rest. These methods available to each person contribute to the strengthening of immunity, due to which the defenses of the organism increase before infectious diseases. If a man will be responsive to his health and avoid sexual promiscuity, the risk of infection with ureaplasmosis in him will be minimal.