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What is the definition or description of: asymptomatic bacteriuria?

What is the definition or description of: asymptomatic bacteriuria?

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 more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (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 ...Read more


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With asymptomatic bacteriuria what are my treatment options?

With asymptomatic bacteriuria what are my treatment options?

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 more

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In a nutshell, what is asymptomatic bacteriuria?

Bacteriuria: Term refers to bacteria in the urinary tract and urine that does not cause symptoms. Normally the urinary tract is sterile and the urine is sterile. ...Read more

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How can you make sure you don't get preterm delivery?

How can you make sure you don't get preterm delivery?

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 more

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Can preterm delivery manifest malignant symptoms?

Can preterm delivery manifest malignant symptoms?

Yes: Preterm labor can manifest as hellp syndrome which result in hypertension, headaches, filtration defects of the kidneys, visual defects. If untreated can result in stroke or fetal demise. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for preterm delivery?

What is the treatment for preterm delivery?

Variable: Bed rest, smooth muscle relaxant medications and sometimes beta blockers plus ongoing surveillance usually in house. ...Read more

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How does placenta previa cause preterm delivery?

How does placenta previa cause preterm delivery?

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 more

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What are the tests for preterm delivery?

What are the tests for preterm delivery?

Several: Fetal test strip will evaluate the fetus and determine stress. Transabdominal stress testing can evaluate presence or absence of uterine contractions. ...Read more

Asymptomatic (Definition)

Asymptomatic means having no symptoms. Asymptomatic can also mean having no symptoms bothersome enough for a person to talk about or to ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Preterm Delivery (Definition)

A preterm delivery is defined as any delivery of a newborn less than ...Read more