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How does rheumatic fever affect pregnancy

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever itself is not a problem prior to pregnancy unless you develop rheumatic heart disease. Rheumatic heart disease is the most severe sequ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Rheumatic fever : Is strep throat and treatment will protect mom which will keep baby safe
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: The disease rheumatic fever is a result of an untreated strep throat. It is not contagious or spread from person to person. The strep infection, howev... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: Infection risk minimal with good technique.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Hard to comment: Without a full review of your history, records, exam & understanding of how the diagnosis was made it is hard to comment. RF is an immune mediate... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Untreated RF can lead to heart failure and early death.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Post-strep fever: When the body produces antibodies to the streptococcus organism, the antibodies can affect the heart and kidneys; this inflammatory reaction is called... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sten Ericson
14 years experience
Maybe: There is no documented direct link, however many patients have underlying dental problems worsen or become very painful while being sick. The immune ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No easy answer: Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune process (antibodies attack our own tissues) that follows infection with streptococci. Symptoms include heart murmur ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Tarditi
Cardiology 21 years experience
It depends: Becsb, i would recommend you get an echocardiogram (ultrasound) of your heart to assess the valves. If the valves are normal, your risk for endocardi... Read More
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