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Can a streptococcal infection induce a miscarriage?

Can a streptococcal infection induce a miscarriage?

What's Infected?: A vaginal infection certainly increases risk to the fetus. A urinary tract infection not so much and a lung or skin infection is unlikely to cause risk unless the infection gets bad enough to cause sepsis/shock. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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


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Can a uti or yeast infection cause a miscarriage?

Can a uti or yeast infection cause a miscarriage?

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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Can a UTI cause a miscarriage?

 Can a UTI cause a miscarriage?

UTI miscarriage?: 23 F asks can UTI cause a miscarriage? ANS: Possible but not likely. Ask the Dr. team taking care of you as they know you best. ...Read more

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Will a bacterial infection cause me to have a miscarriage?

Will a bacterial infection cause me to have a miscarriage?

Listeriosis can.: Other than listeria monocytogenes, rare ascending intrauterine infections (staphylococcus aureus, gram negative bacilli, or some gram positive cocci) can cause septic abortion. ...Read more

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What can trigger an infection in a strep a carrier?

What can trigger an infection in a strep a carrier?

Low immune status: Any thing that stresses your immune status: lack of sleep, another infection or disease state, alcohol or drugs, stress, etc. ...Read more

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I have a unrinary tract infection, can this be a cause of a blighted ovum?

I have a unrinary tract infection, can this be a cause of a blighted ovum?

No: A woman can have a urinary tract infection with or without getting a blighted ovum. A woman can also have a blighted ovum with or without any urinary problems. ...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?

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

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I have an cancer, will a streptococcal b infection cause serious complication?

I have an cancer, will a streptococcal b infection cause serious complication?

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 more

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Can a medication abortion be mistaken as a miscarrige in a hospital?

Can a medication abortion be mistaken as a miscarrige in a hospital?

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

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Can pelvic infection cause a miscarriage?

Can pelvic infection cause a miscarriage?

Pelvic infection: Depends on type of infection. Best to consult your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Can salmonella cause a miscarriage?

Can salmonella cause a miscarriage?

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 more

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Could a UTI cause a miscarriage?

Could a UTI cause a miscarriage?

Probably not: There are many different reasons for miscarriage ranging for chomosomal problems to blood clotting problems. Uti unless severe with fever generally do not cause ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause you to miscarry?

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

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more