Doctor insights on:
Amniotic Infection Preterm Neonatal Complication Meningitis
Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and ...Read more
Neonatal sepsis: No it is caused from infection and has nothing to do with ABO incompatibilty. ...Read more
Could vaginal probiotics during the antepartum period and intrapartum antibiotics at l&d prevent chorioamnionitis and subsequent complications?
How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism.
Maternal death: 37 F asks: How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism. ANS: rare but this depends on age, ethnicity, social class, access to prenatal care and past history of preg complications. So share you question with your Drs and discuss with them. Let us know what they say. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Continue taking your: Child to early intervention (http://www.Health.Ny.Gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/) to monitor his hearing & development till age 3, then to your public school district's child find for evaluation, since learning disabilities, fine motor delays & attention problems may not show up till school-age. Severe motor or cognitive impairments would've been found on testing by now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @ 28 weeks.This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?
Unlikely: Enter answer details...Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @ 28 weeks.
This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?
I am truly sorry: for a loss of one of your Fetus. At 28 weeks with the advent of Modern medicine and Technology survival rate of other fituses are 100%. All the best ...Read more
Not likely: Although the causes for autism are still being discovered and likely involve a combination of factors, complications during delivery/birth, while being a risk factor for many other problems, do not seem to be a major contributor or risk for autism specifically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Syphilis can eventually result in an inflamatory immune process in the brain some 10-20 years after primary infection. Occuring in about 15% of untreated cases, it can lead to coordination difficulties, paralysis, numbness, blindness and dementia. The damage may be serious enough to cause death.Various folks have suggested hitler showed signs of the problem in his final days as well as some gangsters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can.: Amniocentesis involves introducing a fine needle into the pregnancy sac to retrieve some amniotic fluid for fetal dna testing. That technique had inherent risks for complications, including preterm labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The risk for any of these complications to occur is <1%, but is real and devastating if they do occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common are cord accidents/prolapse/compression with footling breech at+after 28 weeks of pregnancy? is footling breech dangerous during pregnancy?
Yes: Group b strep (gbs) is a gram-positive streptococcal bacteria also known as streptococcus agalactiae. It is not the same as group a strep which causes strep throat. It is a bacteria which can spread from mother to newborn infants and is the most common cause of sepsis and meningitis in the United States during a newborn's first week of life. It is not restricted to premature infants. ...Read more
Can I insist upon a preventative cerclage after having suffered a loss at 23 weeks due to amniotic infection that caused the sac to protrude?!
Don't insist!: There is still a lot to learn about the continuum of preterm birth, but cerclage should be reserved for two or more consecutive midtrimester deliveries, or a shortened cervix by ultrasound (<1.5 cm) between 16-24 weeks. Other therapies include 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate injections, vaginal progesterone, and early pregnancy treatment of vaginal infection/inflammation. Confer with your ob! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
You can't: Amniotic infection (chorio) can be caused by prolonged rupture of membranes, vaginal or cervical infections or some infections that affect the whole body and spread to the uterus through the blood. If you think your bag of waters is broken, go to the hospital. If you think you may have any infection, see your doctor. If antibiotics are prescribed, take them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chorioamnionitis: Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and maternal and fetal tachycardia. ...Read more
Amniotic infection: An amniotic infection is an infection of the membranes which make up the bag of waters and surround the fetus. This kind of infection usually happens during labor. Another name for it is chorioamnionitis. An infection of the amniotic membranes can affect both the mother and the child. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Amniocentesis: The diagnosis is suggested by severe abdominal pain, decreased fetal movement, and maternal fever. The definitive test is amniocentesis, which is to obtain a sample of fluid, usually under ultrasound guidance, and then sending the fluid for appropriate laboratory studies. This is a very serious condition that, if confirmed, almost always requires delivery of the baby. ...Read more
Cultures: Blood, amniotic fluid and cervical cultures are useful to determine intraamniotic infection, however clinical criteria are sufficient to clinch the diagnosis and prompt expert medical therapy is warranted to promptly evacuate the uterus. Low amniotic fluid glucose, positive gram stain, and increased white cell count in the amniotic fluid are all suggestive of intraamniotic infection. ...Read more
Usually delivery: An amniotic infection will most often result in spontaneous labor and delivery. When labor does not happen spontaneouly, the usual management is to induce labor or proceed with a cesarean delivery, if cesarean delivery is indicated. In either case (labor or cesarean), antibiotics would be initiated and very likely continued well after delivery for both the mom and the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the complications of meningitis from disseminated gonococcal infection? Can you be fully recovered from it?
Same as others: Disseminated gonococcal infection is an exceedingly rare cause of meningitis; I doubt there are more than 1-2 cases a year in all of North America. The complications would be the same as any other kind of bacterial meningitis: paralysis, blindness, deafness, coma, and others. However, recovery is complete the large majority of all bacterial meningitis ...Read more
Think I may have a sinus infection and if I do then I've had it for a while now, how rare is it to get meningitis from this? I'm so scared
Rare: The germs that cause meningitis can use the nasal membranes as an entry point.The aggressive germ will usually do this rapidly (within hours),not after sitting around & triggering a sinus infection.If you had a previous brain injury & were leaking spinal fluid into your nose this would be a expected complication.Your ability to slow down the germ & have it linger in your sinuses makes it unlikely ...Read more
I have viral meningitis and i wanted to start trying to get pregnant this month...Should i wait until my infection is gone?If yes..How will i know so?
Had meningitis last year caused by sinuses, treated/cured. I believe now have sinus infection but couldn't get appt for 5 days away. Too long to wait?
With prev. Question: is it meningitis? I had symptoms of it for three days before the sinus infection symptoms kicked in. Bulging disc a risk factor?
Can u get sinus infection in 1 day? Just exposed to sick kids. Next day stuffy and felt like a cold. Scared cuz i had meningitis from sinuses before.
I had meningitis from sinuses and treated. What are chances of getting sinus infection again that turns into meningitis? How to monitor this?
ENT consult: You should definitely pursue an ENT consult to scope your turbinates and evaluate you. If you have allergic rhinitis keep your allergies under control intranasal steroids/SLIT and consider other modalities such as saline rinses, and monitor for any signs of sinusitis and seek prompt intervention. Your ENT will offer you suggestions and your PCP may refer you to an allergist as well if indicated. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Congenital heart defects preterm neonatal complication pneumonia
- Does congenital heart defects cause preterm neonatal complication pneumonia?
- Is amniotic infection a symptom of c-section complications?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Neonatal metabolic complications
- Neonatal pneumonia intrauterine aspiration of infected amniotic fluid
- Complication of tuberculous meningitis
- Is chills a symptom of amniotic infection?
- Talk to a gynecologist online for free