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Can antibiotics cause miscarriage?

Can antibiotics cause miscarriage?

Antibiotics: In and of themselves, antibiotics do not cause miscarriages. However, the bacteria for which the antibiotics are prescribed are sometimes capable of causing an intrauterine infection which may lead to a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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Is there any antibiotics that should be avoided during pregnancy because it can cause miscarriage?

Is there any antibiotics that should be avoided during pregnancy because it can cause miscarriage?

Category C,D,X: According to babymed.Com: the category d antibiotics include tetracycline, doxycycline, Oxytetracycline in the 3rd trimester. Category x includes antibiotics that have shown fetal risk and / or abnormalities. Category x antibiotics include Isotretinoin and thalidomide. Also some category c drugs to be aware: sulfa, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) isoniazid, rifampin. ...Read more

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If i started taking prevpack antibiotic on early pregnancy stage but didn't know i was pregnant, could it cause miscarriage or fetus abnormalities?

If i started taking prevpack antibiotic on early pregnancy stage but didn't know  i was pregnant,  could it cause miscarriage or  fetus abnormalities?

Research shows: That there is a small increased risk of miscarriage with the use of clarithromycin, one of the components of the prevpack, early in pregnancy, but no significant increase in risk of fetal malformations. Reference here: http://www.Plosone.Org/article/info%3adoi%2f10.1371%2fjournal.Pone.0053327 i would suggest discussing these concerns with your physician, who may choose to do an early u/s to eval. ...Read more

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Is the antibiotic cream for bacterial vaginosis safe to take when 3 or 4 weeks pregnant? I dont want to harm the fetus or cause miscarriage

Is the antibiotic cream for bacterial vaginosis  safe to take when 3 or 4 weeks pregnant? I dont want to harm the fetus or cause miscarriage

BV & pregnancy: Hi, BV increases the risk of preterm labor and it's important to be treated, it could be treated with PO Antibiotics or topical Antibiotics like Clindamycin or metronidazol. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant & the doctor put me on antibiotics for a kidney infection the medication is keflex will this cause a miscarriage?:(

Usually not: Keflex isn't normally prescribed for uti, but Keflex is fairly safe in pregnancy (category. B) . I would again check with your doctor about the urine culture to make sure that the bug in your urine is sensitive to keflex. ...Read more

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What antibiotics drugs you need to take after miscarriage?

What antibiotics drugs you need to take after miscarriage?

The ones YOUR doctor: Prescribed. They are not always needed at all. ...Read more

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Medical management miscarriage 2 weeks ago. 2.9cm remaining tissue. Prescribed antibiotics and told to wait 2 more weeks. Will it come out naturally?

Missed AB: Are you bleeding? Sometimes the tissue is expelled, resorbed, simply remains. Two weeks is appropriate to wait to rescan and see what is happening as long as you do not develop symptoms such as fever or chills. ...Read more

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Having miscarriage. Dr wants me to pass on my own. On antibiotics. Having the pains but very little blood. Any home remedies for pain and to help pass?

Having miscarriage. Dr wants me to pass on my own. On antibiotics. Having the pains but very little blood. Any home remedies for pain and to help pass?

Meds: Their are some medications that can help the uterus express the fetus. Also, it is reasonable to have some pain medication. When the fetus passes, it can be very bloody, so be aware. The bleeding will subside in 30 to 60 minutes. If in doubt, tho, go to er. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is 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 an elective interrupted ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more