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Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Preterm Delivery
Definition:: Asymptomatic bacteruria is the condition of having bacteria present in a urine specimen, but no overt symptoms of urinary tract infection. This is common in elderly women and individuals with congenitally malformed or surgically altered urinary systems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If pregnant...: The one caveat to dr. Edwards' fine answer is for pregnant ladies. If you are pregnant, then you should treat asymptomatic bactiuria as many women will progress to a full-blown bladder infection, possibly ascending to the kidneys. This is very serious when pregnant so we treat all bactiuria in pregnant ladies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early care: The best prevention is early prenatal care, so that any medical issues can be identified early and treated early. However, even in the best care, early labor can occur from a variety of issues. However, knowing you are pre-disposed allows you to make arrangements to deliver in a high-rsk delivery service where there is a nicu readily available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding and Cntrxns: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 21 days post vag preterm delivery. I was straight cathed x4 N 12q. My urine is cloudy and smells like onion. No pain. UTI?
Cloudy urine: Fever, abdominal pain, flank pain, urine with strong odor, cloudy urine are some of the symptoms indicating a urine/kidney infection. Having been straight cathed for 4 days may put you at risk depending on how sterile the conditions were when you had the process. Consider seeing your doctor and getting a urine test to check for urine infection. It wouldn't be unreasonable at all. ...Read more
Can taking cyclogest (progesterone) 200mg per day reduce my chances of preterm delivery? As I have a higher risk of having a weak cervix due to leetz
I'm 35weeks pregnant my ob is concerned that I may hv preterm delivery she advised me to hv injection betavathsore to mature the lungs of the baby???
Betamethasone is: The safest & most effective method of accelerating fetal lung maturity. Discuss your concerns and questions with your OB, so that you can make an informed decision. ...Read more
Pregnancy ended at 5 mths w/preterm delivery. Pprom & cord prolapse a cause. Testing ovulation via strips for 5 mths, but no "smiley". This normal?
I am 18 weeks pregnant with baby 2 and I have been pooping 5-10 times a day. I did this up to my first's preterm delivery (28 wks). Is this normal?
I'm 32.5 weeks pregnant and I was told today that I have borderline low amniotic fluid and that I need to hydrate. Will drinking more fluids correct this and if so, how soon can it get corrected through hydration? I'm worried about a preterm delivery
Oligo hydramnios: Decreased amniotic fluids at 32 weeks will definatly respond to increased fluids and rest. As you near term your doctor I am sure vwill monitor you and baby by nonstress test biophysical profile and will decide the timing of dilivery and care for decreased amniotic fluid ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any side effects of betamethasone injections in pregnancy? Had celestone shots at 34 weeks for risk of preterm delivery?
Ok: Many studies have shown that it is safe and it helps in development of baby's lungs. ...Read more
I'm 32 weeks pregnant my cervical length is 3.4 cm now. Doctor saying preterm delivery chances are there. If 3.4cm CL means when chance for delivery?
Clinical details: A cervical length of 3.4 cm at 32 weeks is pretty normal. If your doctor counseled you regarding risk of preterm labor you should ask for clarification what specific risk factors for preterm labor you have and what treatment plan needs to be in place ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 22 weeks pregnant and have bacterial vaginosis. My dr gave me clindamycin. Am I now at high risk for preterm delivery?
Not necessarily: If you undergo treatment you aren't at high risk. ...Read more
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