Ureaplasma is a group of tiny bacteria that inhabit the respiratory and urogenital (urinary and reproductive) tract. They are some of the smallest free-living organisms in the world, They are so tiny that they can’t be seen through a microscope.
Ureaplasma is often a part of the human microbiome, which consists of trillions of tiny cells that live in and on the human body. These tiny organisms help you digest food, fight infections, and maintain reproductive health.
Sometimes typically harmless bacteria overgrow and inflame healthy tissues. This creates a colony of bacteria that can lead to infection.
Ureaplasma species have been linked to a variety of medical problems, including bacterial vaginosis and pregnancy complications. Ureaplasma infections appear to be associated with an increased risk of problems, but not their direct cause. However, research is inconclusive.
Common Symptoms Include:
Most people with a ureaplasma infection don’t experience any symptoms. Ureaplasma infection is a possible cause of inflammation in the urethra. This is called urethritis. Both men and women may experience the following symptoms of urethritis:
Pain during urination
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