In a lot of cases, paying attention to basic male organ care can help to prevent issues emerging which can result in male organ pain (always a desirable goal). Still, even attentive men still can make mistakes, especially when in the throes of passion (or simply when thinking with one’s member instead of one’s brain), and situations may arise which involve considerable pain. One of these is infection of the manhood by something called mycoplasma.
What is mycoplasma?
Since mycoplasma is associated with an infection, it’s not surprising to learn that it is a kind of bacteria. They have at least two distinctions: they are very small (among the smallest bacteria that are currently known) and they don’t have a cell wall (a barrier which surrounds and defines the outer rim of the cell).
There are dozens of kinds of mycoplasma, some of which can cause problems in humans. One of these is called MG, which is the one this article is focusing on. It was first discovered in the 1980s, although it clearly went undetected for many years before then. It is passed on through unprotected sensual contact.
Most people have never heard of mycoplasma, but it has become one of the most common social diseases in the United States, especially among young people. One study found that it was the third most common social disease among adolescents in the United States.
In men, MG typically presents as a case of urethritis – that is, an infection in the urethra, the tube in the member through which urine and male seed flow. In some cases, it is asymptomatic, meaning that a man may exhibit no symptoms. (It also is slow growing bacteria, so in many cases it may not create symptoms until many weeks after infection first occurs.) But when it is accompanied by symptoms, they usually include a watery discharge and a burning or stinging sensation when urinating. This male organ pain can sometimes be severe.
In women, MG can have more serious long term effects. If untreated, it may lead to scarring in the Fallopian tubes or, in extreme cases, to infertility.
MG can be difficult to diagnose, as its symptoms are common to other forms of urethral infection. It also is often the case that there may be a second cause of infection other than the MG. Often, it involves testing first for gonorrhea and chlamydia and, if those come back negative, assuming MG is the cause.
Because mycoplasma does not have a cell wall, many of the typical antibiotics – such as penicillin – that are used to treat similar infections aren’t effective. There are several antibiotics, however, that are not designed to target the cell wall, and doctors can prescribe these; however, there is concern that over time mycoplasma may become more resistant to these antibiotics, necessitating the development of new treatment options.
Men with MG need to refrain from partner-based sensual activity until the infection is cleared up. They also need to notify any partners of the infection so that they can be treated as well.
As is the case with most social diseases, using a latex protection can help to prevent a man from catching the bacteria in the first place.
Male organ pain from mycoplasma can be inconvenient; it doesn’t hurt to help strengthen male organ health by utilizing a first rate male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The best crème will contain a wide range of vitamins, including vitamin. Often called a “miracle vitamin,” vitamin D has proven benefits in fighting disease and strengthening male organ cellular function. The crème should also include vitamin B5, aka pantothenic acid, which is a vital nutrient required for cell metabolism and the maintenance of healthy tissue.
Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common male organ health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of male organ sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.