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Can bladder infections harm my unborn baby during pregnancy?

Can bladder infections harm my unborn 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

Bladder (Definition)

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


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Are bladder infections cause for greater concern during pregnancy than not?

Are bladder infections cause for greater concern during pregnancy than not?

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 more

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Can having an untreated yeast infection or one that is there to long during pregnancy harm the baby?

Can having an untreated yeast infection or one that is there to long during pregnancy harm the baby?

No: A vaginal yeast infection is unlikely to cause problems in pregnancy other than making you itchy and uncomfortable. It will not hurt the baby. Over the counter yeast infections are available that you can try now. If it is not improving then you need to be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Bladder infection during pregnancy ?

Bladder infection during pregnancy ?

Yes--: It is rather more common to have bladder infections during pregnancy---and it is important that you seek treatment asap because bladder infections/vaginal infections are known to cause increased risks of premature labor... ...Read more

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I am very early in my pregnancy. I've drank a cup of milk and found a dead fly inside it. I am worried about toxoplasmosis infection and harm to baby.

I am very early in my pregnancy. I've drank a cup of milk and found a dead fly inside it. I am worried about toxoplasmosis infection and harm to baby.

Dead fly: Had the milk been sitting out long enough to be spoiled? Likely you will be alright from drinking milk that the fly was in if it was not spoiled. ...Read more

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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?

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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

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Possibly pregnant but it's Too early for positive pregnancy test. Prescribed two diflucan for a yeast infection. Took both. ? Have I harmed my maybe baby?

Possibly pregnant but it's Too early for positive pregnancy test. Prescribed two diflucan for a yeast infection. Took both. ? Have I harmed my maybe baby?

Diflucan/Pregnancy: Studies show that diflucan has been shown to cause a higher rate of miscarriage at 7-22 weeks: - JAMA. 2016;315(1):58-67. Studies also show that mothers exposed to higher doses of fluconazole showed a higher risk of congenital abnormalities such as cleft lip, palate. ACOG and the FDA recognized a study in 2016 that showed a higher risk of miscarriage. I would personally recommend a serum HCG asap ...Read more

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Im23 &always get silent bladder infections Can a silent bladder infect. Cause a silent kidney infection?Can it delay period &cause pregnancy symptoms?

Im23 &always get silent bladder infections Can a silent bladder infect. Cause a silent kidney infection?Can it delay period &cause pregnancy symptoms?

Silent UTIs: Yes, silent UTIs and bladder infections can lead to kidney infections (pyelonephritis) if left untreated. Typically, kidney infections are not "silent". they typically cause generalized symptoms (fever, aches) as well as pain at the kidney (lower r or l back). It is essential to get this these treated as they can lead to loss of kidney fcn. Infxn will not delay menses. See your doc for preg test. ...Read more

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I think ive got a bladder infection but im normally due on now & still not. Ive taken a pregnancy test just to b sure & its nega does it effect them?

I think ive got a bladder infection but im normally due on now & still not. Ive taken a pregnancy test just to b sure & its nega does it effect them?

Here are some ...: Nowadays, doing HPT in a wk after missing the expected period & repeating it in a wk if the first test was (-) & still in doubt has become the standard to avoid second guess for pregnancy. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely for less worry for conception in the future. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between early pregnancy signs and bladder infection signs?

How to tell the difference between early pregnancy signs and bladder infection signs?

UTI vs Pregnancy: Urinary tract infection (uti)symptoms may include urine that is cloudy ; strong smelling. There may be burning with urination ; a strong urge to urinate often while only passing small amounts of urine. Urine colors may be red, brownish or pink. Uti in women may be associated with pelvic pain ; in men may be associated with rectal pain. Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; >. ...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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Infection (Definition)

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