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Can A Bladder Infection Harm The Baby During Pregnancy
Anything possible: But not likely. If the infection remains confined to the urinary tract there is little evidence that this will be harmful to the fetus. Get better and have a great baby. ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Yes: Bladder infections can more easily progress to kidney infections during pregnancy. This is of greater concern because kidney infections may lead to preterm labor. It may also lead to a serious infection in the blood that is caused by the bacteria found in the kidney infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can having an untreated yeast infection or one that is there to long during pregnancy harm the baby?
No: No. They are a nuisance.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is terconazole suppository safe for pregnancy? I am 22 weeks and had a yeast infection & was prescribe these by a gyn. Could it harm my baby at all?
Should be safe: Terconazole is pregnancy class c due to poor data, but it does not appear to cause birth defects or other problems, even taken orally (systemically). The suppository is far safer because the drug is delivered only to your vaginal walls, and doesn't get systemically absorbed to an appreciable level. Terconazole suppositories are often prescribed to pregnant women with yeast infections. ...Read more
I'm 26 weeks pregnant & have taken 8 diflucan pills for yeast infections during my pregnancy by my ob. Didn't know it was category c! have i hurt baby?!
Diflucan - pregnancy: It is extremely unlikely that Diflucan caused any harm to the baby. Most studies have shown the medication to be safe. High doses used less than 10 weeks of gestation are one exception. The overall risk is low, especially if you had a normal anatomy ultrasound at 18-22 weeks. ...Read more
Not likely: As long as the infection was just in the ear and did not get into your blood/system, and you take appropriate medication to clear the infection, the baby will be fine. Make sure the treating physician is aware you are pregnant, as certain antibiotics should not be used during pregnancy. ...Read more
Increased problems: The infant of a smoker will see their placental blood vessels age faster & start to shrink, reducing their blood flow & cutting their birth weight by 1/2 lb or more. They will have a higher risk of crib death, 2-3x as many ear & lung infections. They will grow up wanting to smoke because their source people do. Interesting legacy to give someone you are supposed to love. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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
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