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April 16th, 2013, 07:51 PM
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Has anyone heard of this or had any experience?

It's a bacteria that can cause recurrent mc. It's pretty common in healthy adults, but in some people it can get into the wrong places and overgrow and cause problems. I don't know if it was connected to my first loss, but with the second- and now this one- I believe/d I have some kind of vaginal infection. Sorry tmi- a strong ammonia smell to my discharge. I was treated for utis twice, just based on symptoms- though the uti cultures came back clear. Just last week I was screened for BV, and given antibiotics based on symptoms- and just yesterday got the final culture results and those were clear. Ureaplasma isn't tested by most BV scans- you have to do a special culture for it. This would explain all my vaginal symptoms, as well as the miscarriages. I'm going to call my doc first thing in the morning.

I may just be grasping at straws- but at this point, any road I can pursue is worth it.
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April 17th, 2013, 06:17 AM
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You should definitely ask your dr. Anything you think could help or test for is worth it. Good luck.
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April 17th, 2013, 06:21 AM
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Your OB should have tested you for this when they do initial bloodwork. It is part of the full STD spectrum and they don't need your signature. Only HIV requires your consent.

In addition, if you've ever been on a Tetracycline antibiotic, say for Lyme disease, for 7 days or more, it kills the bacteria that causes Ureaplasma. Unless your partner reinfects you, it should not be an issue.
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April 17th, 2013, 09:07 AM
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I've never heard of unreaplasma! It makes me wonder if that's what caused my miscarriage....the reason I say that is because during my miscarriage there was a very strong smell, reminded me of B.O. I thought it was just because of the bleeding but it continued for a little while after the bleeding stop and then I would notice it after I was done exercising, every once in a while I will smell it but then it's gone and my husband has never noticed anything different. I have NEVER smelled this before...I just had a pap and everything came back normal, I did ask the Dr. about it and he mentioned that it could have been BV and said that if there was any unsual discharge during my pap he would take a sample but everything was normal. I'm very curious about this now.

I just googled it, the only symptom I had was the odor.

I think it's worth looking into though!
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April 17th, 2013, 11:50 AM
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I have not heard of it, but it is always worth asking about. You are your best advocate! Keep us posted....
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April 17th, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Thank you all. I talked with my OB's office, and she seemed unconcerned, and said the antibiotics I was given for the suspected bv would treat it, if I did have it.

She's also referring me to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. I think she's tired of dealing with me :/ I suppose I can ask the MFM about ureaplasma, too.

I guess I've just gotten myself all worked up thinking this is IT, THIS is the REASON, this is something I can FIX. Dr. Google does not help.
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April 17th, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Ureaplasma is very difficult to culture in labs (it is very tiny) and I do not think it is on most standard STD screens done during pregnancy - I don't recall seeing it on mine. I think it is worth bringing up with your doctor to see if they could run a specific culture on it. If it is something that you have then it is likely something you and your DH would have so you would need to take antibiotics simultaneously. This is not only sexually transmitted either - I believe it can be transmitted through saliva and sputum as well. I agree with the other users - you are your biggest advocate. So I would bring up any and all concerns with the doctor. Let us know how it goes!!
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April 17th, 2013, 01:13 PM
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I've never heard of unreaplasma! It makes me wonder if that's what caused my miscarriage....the reason I say that is because during my miscarriage there was a very strong smell, reminded me of B.O. I thought it was just because of the bleeding but it continued for a little while after the bleeding stop and then I would notice it after I was done exercising, every once in a while I will smell it but then it's gone and my husband has never noticed anything different. I have NEVER smelled this before...I just had a pap and everything came back normal, I did ask the Dr. about it and he mentioned that it could have been BV and said that if there was any unsual discharge during my pap he would take a sample but everything was normal. I'm very curious about this now.

I just googled it, the only symptom I had was the odor.

I think it's worth looking into though!
I could have written this post myself! Never heard of it either, but now I am curious as well. I also had an odor, which I thought was just because of the bleeding. Will have to google this now and ask my Dr. as well. My pap smear and all my other tests had come back normal as well. So interesting...
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