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what are some things i should know about utis while pregnant?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Treat them: They are important to treat, because an untreated UTI is much more likely to become pyelonephritis (kidney infection) when you are pregnant. This is because the uterus puts pressure on the ureters (kidney to bladder), impairing bladder drainage. The right kidney is at greater risk than the left.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Avoid. Treat any UTI: All utis during pregnancy should be treated to avoid kidney infects which are bad news. Thus test if suspected, ie if urine smells or burns or u have flank pain. Pregnancy makes u >liable to utis.Try to avoid by showers rather than baths. No bubble-bath. Urinate after sex. Separate thighs widely whilst urinating. Drink plenty of water. Don't hold back if bladder feels full.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have a UTI without a burning sensation or foul smell?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: It is quite possible to have utis without any symptoms. Not infrequently pseudomonas and proteus utis can be symptom free.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What precautions must I take if my wife is pregnant with multiples?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No alcohol or stress: Avoid her getting over tired or lifting heavy objects. Be as helpful & supportive as you can and avoid imparting any negative feelins about having a multiple birth pregnancy. Please treat her like royalty and don't share concerns about any negative impact on the family such as increased financial impact of educating mulitiple children. Good luck.
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When must a newly pregnant mom seek professional medical treatment?

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Dr. Juan Richiusa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
ASAP : You should seek to start prenatal care as soon as you know you are pregnant. Early prenatal care assures prevention of complications.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

I got my IUD march 23 and I got on the pills 4 1week and I cnt get pregnant wats wrong?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Birth Control (?): If you got an iud on 3/23...That's birth control, you're not likely to get pregnant. If you took ocps for a week and can't get pregnant, good!....They're not made for fertility..... So, if you want birth control, you don't need pills, your iud should suffice. If you want to get pregnant, schedule an appt with your doc & get some seriously well-needed information. Take care of yourself.
A 21-year-old female asked:

What's the best thing to do to get pregnant?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Education: Have intercourse on the days before, during and after ovulation (day 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) use a pregnancy kit to know when you are ovulating. After sexual activity, stay in bed with couple of pillows under your pelvis for 30 minutes. Have your partner eat healthy and exercise eat healthy, avoid alcohol and tobacco, exercise, take prenatal vitamins. Consult with your OB for advice and if religious, pray.

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