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AZO for yeast safe during pregnancy?

AZO for yeast safe during pregnancy?

Yeast medications: AZO is safe for use but it is a homeopathic remedy. You can get effective over the counter yeast medication though and it is likely be much more helpful and effective. Vagisil is one common brand but there are many ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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When on antibiotics for a UTI during pregnancy does that cause yeast infections?

When on antibiotics for a UTI during pregnancy does that cause yeast infections?

Any time: Since a broad-spectrum antibiotic kills both disease-causing and innocuous bacteria, this allows the yeast to proliferate. However whether one ends up with an yeast infection would depend on the individual , the duration , ; the type of antibiotic. I often prescribe an anti-fungal drug along with the antibiotic for some. However during pregnancy a safer choice may be probiotics. ...Read more

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After treatment yeast infection i had pain during intercourse with slight bleeding.Tests for bacteria, yeast, gonorrhea, and chlamydia are negative.?

After treatment yeast infection i had pain during intercourse with slight bleeding.Tests for bacteria, yeast, gonorrhea, and chlamydia are negative.?

Pain during sex: Let's talk about non-medical causes. Was it rougher type sex you had or was your partner not gentle enough? Could your partner's member been too large for you? It's not just infection that could have caused the pain and bleeding, you know. ...Read more

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Will taking Azo yeast infection pills while pregnant harm the baby? I take these for utis.

Will taking Azo yeast infection pills while pregnant harm the baby? I take these for utis.

Azo aren't for yeast: Azo are not yeast infection pills. They are used to reduce bladder spasms. They don't treat utis but are used to help with symptoms while antibiotics can kick in. It's best to check in with your OB if you're having bladder trouble. A bladder infection that's untreated during pregnancy can spread to the kidney and possibly cause preterm birth. ...Read more

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Could taking antibiotics for UTI make your period late?

Could taking antibiotics for UTI make your period late?

No: But having a UTI is likely from sex which can make u pregnant, get yourself a upt. ...Read more

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Can I take Azo Cranberry Urinary Tract Health pills during pregnancy?

Can I take Azo Cranberry Urinary Tract Health pills during pregnancy?

Yes but: They are safe for use but not effective. If you have a bladder infection the you need to be treated with antibiotics to prevent the infection from spreading to the kidneys. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotics for an urinary tract infection prevent pregnancy?

Can the antibiotics for an urinary tract infection prevent pregnancy?

No: Antibiotics are known to render oral contraceptives less effective so may increase risk of pregnancy if you are taking birth control. However, they are unlikely to prevent pregnancy if you are taking a short course for a uti. ...Read more

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Can I take terazol (terconazole) 3 during week 12 of pregnancy for a yeast infection?

Probably yes: Almost certainly this would be safe and effective. But to be entirely certain, call your Ob's office. ...Read more

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Vaginal infection treatment in very early pregnancy safe?

Vaginal infection treatment in very early pregnancy safe?

Yes.: Vaginal infection should be treated as early as possible . Most of the treatment are topical. Therefore it is not systemic and not harmful to the fetus. Needs to be diagnosed correctly and then treated. So please sep your OB's advise. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant urine sample possible uti, is it safe for baby to take prescribed antibiotics before sample confirmed of uti?

33 weeks pregnant urine sample possible uti, is it safe for baby to take prescribed antibiotics before sample confirmed of uti?

Clinical diagnosis: It sounds like your doctor made a clinical judgment based on the information available at the time of your visit. We often do this when the symptoms match the findings on physical examination or office testing. If we will feel there is enough information available to make a reasonable medical decision then we move forward with treatment prior to waiting on confirmatory testing ...Read more

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Can I have UTI w/negative urine test? Urine had nitrites but not infection. Finished marcrobid. Having lots of pain + frequent urination for 10 days.

Can I have UTI w/negative urine test? Urine had nitrites but not infection. Finished marcrobid. Having lots of pain + frequent urination for 10 days.

Nitrites = bacteria: Bacteria in urine yield +ve nitrite reaction, there not always have to be leucocytes (wbcs) in urine for a uti. Need to have your urine checked again because you may have a UTI with bacteruia resistant to macrobid. Need to see a dr. Id you are having lots of pain & feel need to urinate frequently. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I remain on antibiotics following 3 day Cipro (ciprofloxacin) treatment completion for UTI if a home test indicates positive leukocytes but negative nitrate?

Should I remain on antibiotics following 3 day Cipro (ciprofloxacin) treatment completion for UTI if a home test indicates positive leukocytes but negative nitrate?

3 day minimum: An uncomplicated UTI (no fever, abdominal pain, back pain) needs at least 3 days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) to complete the antibiotic course. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7864704 When patients are given a longer course of medication, the UTI is likely not uncomplicated, so the entire course of the antibiotic you received should be completed. ...Read more

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Is it okay to sex when taking antibiotics for a urinary tract infection?

Is it okay to sex when taking antibiotics for a urinary tract infection?

Yes you can: There is noedicsl reason for you to avoid intercourse. However discomfort can prevent you from having intercourse. It is not uncommon for many people to avoid intercourse for several days. I would encourage you to void shortly after intercourse. ...Read more

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Are there any good home treatment for pregnant woman with urinary tract infection?

Are there any good home treatment for pregnant woman with urinary tract infection?

Beware: If you are pregnant and have a UTI I would recommend that you receive antibiotics prescribed by your physician. Untreated UTI can lead to infectious complications to your baby that can cause premature labor/birth. ...Read more

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When on antibiotics for a UTI during pregnancy does that cause yeast infections?

Any time: Since a broad-spectrum antibiotic kills both disease-causing and innocuous bacteria, this allows the yeast to proliferate. However whether one ends up with an yeast infection would depend on the individual , the duration , ; the type of antibiotic. I often prescribe an anti-fungal drug along with the antibiotic for some. However during pregnancy a safer choice may be probiotics. ...Read more

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What are the odds that a UTI that doesn't respond to antibiotics will lead to problems in pregnancy?

What are the odds that a UTI that doesn't respond to antibiotics will lead to problems in pregnancy?

Odds are low: The odds are low that a UTI won't respond to antibiotics - they are very effective. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Had ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks 4 months ago, went away on its own. 3 weeks ago treated for PID despite it not being found, antibitoics made me sick so stopped taking them. Now being treated for a UTI but period currently 2 days late. Whats going on?

Had ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks 4 months ago, went away on its own. 3 weeks ago treated for PID despite it not being found, antibitoics made me sick so stopped taking them. Now being treated for a UTI but period currently 2 days late. Whats going on?

Ectopic pregnancy ?: Ectopic pregnancies usually require surgical intervention, but it is possible for such a pregnancy to abort "on its own". PID is not always identified, and certain antibiotics can produce nausea. A UTI should have a positive culture to determine which antibiotic is necessary to correct it. If pregnancy is suspected, get a serum HCG test , but consider taking low dose oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What problems can untreated UTI cause during pregnancy? (enterococcus) 

What problems can untreated UTI cause during pregnancy? (enterococcus) 

Several: If left untreated and ascends, pyelonephritis (kidney infection) can occur even leading to sepsis. Urinary tract infection can also lead to preterm labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Does swimming in a pool during pregnancy increase the risk for uti? I'm gbs positive

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Does swimming in a pool during pregnancy increase the risk for uti? I'm gbs positive

No proof ...: Proper swimming bears more benefits than worry about increasing UTI, which has not been proved, and gbs is not water-borne. For more on swimming during pregnancy, go to http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/swimming. More? Ash your doctor timely. ...Read more

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What can i drink for an uti during pregnancy?

What can i drink for an uti during pregnancy?

Antibiotics : You should see your doc and take antibiotics asap. You are at higher risk for a kidney infection during pregnancy, which usually requires hospitalization if it occurs. Treat the uti before it gets worse. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to truly prevent UTI during pregnancy? Thanks.

What are the best ways to truly prevent UTI during pregnancy? Thanks.

Hydrate, Probiotics: Staying well hydrated is a simple way to decrease the frequency of urinary infections. A probiotic supplement, supplying "healthy" bacteria, may help restore balance to the bacterial population in the intestine, and has the added benefit of reducing yeast infections. Yogurt is a good example of a probiotic, also supplying a calcium source. Cranberry tablets have protective benefits, too. ...Read more

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Would a UTI go away faster on its own during pregnancy?

Would a UTI go away faster on its own during pregnancy?

UTI and pregnancy: The immune system of pregnant women is lower than that of women who are not pregnant; infections have more difficulty resolving on their own. ...Read more

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Are recurrent but treated utis during pregnancy dangerous and why would they keep coming back?

Are recurrent but treated utis during pregnancy dangerous and why would they keep coming back?

Suppression: If you are having recurrent infections, you should discuss suppressive therapy (antibiotics) with your healthcare provider. You can become very sick from a urinary tract infection in pregnancy and this can lead to premature labor and possibly, premature delivery with infectious complications in you or in the neonate. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause bleeding during pregnancy?

Can a UTI cause bleeding during pregnancy?

Yes: The bladder is a next door neighbor to the uterus and when inflamed can cause bleeding from the lining of the bladder(hemorrhagic cystitis) or irritation to the uterus and pelvic cavity. ...Read more

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Im 7 weeks pregnant & i've been prescribed amox tr-k clv to treat my UTI & i've read that it's not safe to take during pregnancy.

Im 7 weeks pregnant & i've been prescribed amox tr-k clv to treat my UTI & i've read that it's not safe to take during pregnancy.

Generally safe: Amoxicillin is generally considered to be safe to use during pregnancy, even in the first trimester of pregnancy. This issue was specifically studied in a british study from 2004 who found that exposure to amoxycillin/clavulanic acid during pregnancy is unlikely to be associated with an increased risk of malformations. ...Read more

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What are some ways to keep urinary tract infections away during pregnancy?

What are some ways to keep urinary tract infections away during pregnancy?

Fluids...: Consuming cranberry juices; and drinking plenty of fluids are good ways to keep your urinary tract sterile and moving forward. ...Read more

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Can a UTI during pregnancy be harmful to the fetus even if it never develops to a kidney infection?

Can a UTI during pregnancy be harmful to the fetus even if it never develops to a kidney infection?

UTIs in pregnancy: UTIs are a problem in pregnancy mainly because they can lead to premature labor. An ordinary bladder infection which is treated properly presents no risk to a fetus. ...Read more

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I have completeing 27weeks of my pregnancy. in during This days i am suffering from UTI infection last 4 days and loose motion started today morning.

Kidney infection: UTI and kidney infection is taken of promptly to avoid progression in pregnancy. At 27weeks, your UTI has been treated for for 4days already and it sounds you are not feeling better. There was no mention of fever or pain around the kidneys. You need to go back to the obstetrician for reevaluation to rule out pyelonephritis which may require treatment in the hospital. Good luck. ...Read more

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32 weeks pregnant and have uti. Taking Macrobid (nitrofuratin) this is 3rd round of Macrobid during pregnancy. Can this hurt baby?

32 weeks pregnant and have uti. Taking Macrobid (nitrofuratin) this is 3rd round of Macrobid during pregnancy. Can this hurt baby?

Can in later preg.: Macrobid is generally considered safe in pregnancy but may cause hemolytic anemia in your baby after 38 weeks.
I would first try D-Mannose, which is 100% safe for you and your baby and works as well as antibiotics for 90% of UTI's, in fact I would take it regularly as a preventive until you deliver.
See http://tahomaclinic.com/2018/03/history-of-the-d-mannose-bladder-infection-cure/ ...Read more

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Im 24weeks pregnant, have been diagnosed UTI which causing me itching. Is it safe to use clotrimazole and beclomethasone-candid b during pregnancy.

Im 24weeks pregnant, have been diagnosed UTI which causing me itching. Is it safe to use clotrimazole and beclomethasone-candid b during pregnancy.

Ok but: Itching is from yeast after treat uti. Ok to use the meds but be careful with the applicator which may accidentally poked your cervix. Bleeding or break water would be terrible. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more