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Can sepsis harm my unborn child

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Any infection can harm a fetus, and sepsis (an infection that has become more severe) can even lead to fetal death (spontaneous abortion) or injury. ... Read More
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Sepsis: Sepsis is a serious bacterial infection of the blood, and yes it is harmful to the unborn child.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: Canned tuna has a higher mercury content than natural fresh tuna. Tuna consumption should be limited to once a week.
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Dr. Rishi Kumar
Dr. Rishi Kumaranswered
Anesthesiology 8 years experience
Absolutely!: Toxoplasmosis can be very dangerous to an unborn fetus. Risk of transmission is increased later during pregnancy, but if contracted earlier, the fetus... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Approximately one-half of women infected with toxoplasmosis can transmit the infection across the placenta to their unborn baby. Infection early in th... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe: There is evidence that some antibiotics may have fetal interactions. Best check with your doctor before taking any.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Depends: Serious complications such as sensorineural hearing loss and developmental delay are often noted in infants born to mothers who developed primary CMV ... Read More
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Dr. David Escobar
Dr. David Escobaranswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Maybe: By and large, highlights are relatively safe. However, there may be some products out there that have harmful chemicals. It is best to wait for hair h... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Having no symptoms?: Castor oil is available in drugstores. Some people use it as a laxative. If a person has not been pooping excessively, then she probably did not get t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not true: Not necessarily true.The drug may have severe effects upon the development of the fetus.Talk to your doctor asap.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hello. : Hello. I cannot tell you if not taking prenatal vitamins/ supplements will negativetly impact your unborn child. Folic acid helps to prevent neural t... Read More
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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Rabies vaccine: Rabies vaccine is under class C, that means that animal studies revealed a harmful or teratogenic effects on the fetus or there is no controlled... Read More

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