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Can A Streptococcal Infection Induce A Miscarriage
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
Possibly...: A UTI can turn into a kidney infection and spread to the blood and result in a serious blood infection (Sepsis) that could cause a miscarriage or pre-term delivery. A yeast infection usually doesn't cause major problems, though it can cause pre-term contractions by irritating the cervix. Its best to get these types of infections treated ASAP to prevent problems. Best wishes! ...Read more
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If a pt requests an prescription for a +ve group b strep infection prior to delivery, can this prevent ascending infection resulting in chorioamnionitis in l&d?
Not reliably: This was tried in controlled studies in the past and found ineffective in reliably eliminating group b carriage.One likely problem is gbs is a common inhabitant of the intestinal tract & oral medications likely can't reach all the germ traveling within the stool. Standard rx is to give IV meds in labor to surpress/kill any residual germs. Such protocols have dropped infection rates substanti. ...Read more
It can: This bacteria is not usually invasive for people that are not receiving immunosuppressive medications, are not pregnant or elderly or have poorly controlled diabetes. It colonizes the gut and the perineal area. With reduced immunity it can invade the blood stream and caused serious infection. The good news is that it is still very sensitive to plain penicillin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you don't tell: Clinically medication abortion and miscarriage can look the same unless you give the history that you medicated yourself to have an abortion. Medical abortion is done by giving abortion pil containing Misoprostol and Mifepristone given at 8weeks pregnancy, and can sometimes cause excessive bleeding and that may need hospitalisationand it may clinically look like a miscarriage unless you tell them. ...Read more
If severe infection.: Any severe infection during pregnancy can cause fetal loss. Salmonella is certainly able to do that if high fever, profuse diarrhea and dehydration ensue. Care with your obstetrician, a maternal-fetal medicine and and infectious disease specialist should help you avoid this adverse outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The best documented risk factors for spontaneous abortion are advanced maternal age, maternal smoking, and previous history of spontaneous abortion. Most miscarriages are caused by embryonic chromosomal abnormalities and exposure to teratogens. Certain maternal infections can result in spontaneous abortion. However, vaginal yeast infection (candidiasis) is not one of them. ...Read more
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