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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

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


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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 don't 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 don't 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

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Had miscarriage. My doc prescribed antibiotic 2x5days. What does it for? I haven't had d&c..

Had miscarriage. My doc prescribed antibiotic 2x5days. What does it for? I haven't had d&c..

Unclear: It is not clear from this limited information why you have been given antibiotics. I would contact the doctor who prescribed them to you and ask for clarification ...Read more

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Miscarriage in April 2014 I took antibiotics but. I didn't. See a doctor. Will be ok?

Miscarriage in April 2014 I took antibiotics but. I didn't. See a doctor. Will be ok?

Probably: If you miscarried in April, 2014, you would know by now if there was a problem. Many women have miscarriages at home with no need for medical attention and are just fine. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What antibiotics can I take 2 prevent infections after miscarriage?

What antibiotics can I take 2 prevent infections after miscarriage?

Prevent infection: The best infection protection after miscarriage is the removal of all residual products of conception from the uterus by immediate surgical D & C. Antibiotics can be given after that procedure if needed. ...Read more

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After a missed miscarriage, then medical management, which antibiotics would be used if infection was suspected?

After a missed miscarriage, then medical management, which antibiotics would be used if infection was suspected?

If infection, see MD: This isn't the forum to ask such a question, as these meds need Rx. I don't know your allergies, and these questions should have wide appeal, and not be specific, please see your doctor, if you suspect an infection. I'm sorry, I couldn't help more. Good Luck ...Read more

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40 years old and 3 weeks pregnant with #4 (All c-sect). Miscarried 1yr ago and just finished antibiotics. How risky is this pregnancy/4th c-sect?

40 years old and 3 weeks pregnant with #4 (All c-sect). Miscarried 1yr ago and just finished antibiotics. How risky is this pregnancy/4th c-sect?

Need experienced OB: You will need an experienced OB MD who has done several repeat C/sections because you will probably have adhesions whereby bowel, and other structures stick to the uterus. Moreover, it will be difficult to surgically take down the bladder flap again due to adhesions. Risky? Not in able surgeons hands. ...Read more

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2.9cm retained pregnancy product 2 weeks after miscarriage. Still bleeding. Gyno gave antibiotics and advised to wait 2 weeks. Do you agree?

2.9cm retained pregnancy product 2 weeks after miscarriage. Still bleeding. Gyno gave antibiotics and advised to wait 2 weeks. Do you agree?

D and C?: If there is a 2.9 cm area on sonogram suspicious for retained products of conception most doctors would treat this surgically with a D and C. I can not speak to your specific case but with the limited information this course of medical management is not likely to be effective ...Read more

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I had miscarriage 2 weeks befr. Yesterday I did a scan know that have infcetion. Now taking antibiotics. Will it affect my utres or fertility? Advise.

I had miscarriage 2 weeks befr. Yesterday I did a scan know that have infcetion. Now taking antibiotics. Will it affect my utres or fertility? Advise.

Take antibiotics.: It is not uncommon to develop an uterine infection after miscarriage, and it can be treated safely with antibiotics. If you do not treat the infection, it can become very serious and may lead to removal of your uterus or serious illness requiring hospitalization. Keep your follow up appointments with your doctor and let him/her know if you do not get better. ...Read more

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I been taking the antibiotics call ciprofloxacin for 10 days I found out I was pregnant while taking it would this harm the baby or miscarriage?

I been taking the antibiotics call ciprofloxacin for 10 days I found out I was pregnant while taking it would this harm the baby or miscarriage?

Ciprofloxacin: While no controlled studies of Ciprofloxacin use in pregnant women show safety, it is suggested that therapeutic doses during pregnancy are unlikely to pose a substantial teratogenic risk, but the data are insufficient to state that there is no risk. The overwhelming odds are that your baby will be fine. ...Read more

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I just went through a miscarriage and WA spit on doxycycline twice a day for 7 days. I am on day 5 of the antibiotics and have a weird smelling discha?

Testing: You could have developed a yeast infection after being on antibiotics. It is important to find out though if your doctor was already treating a known infection with Doxycycline or if that was done prophylactically. Contact your doctor for clarification and to see if testing is needed ...Read more

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Dr. Iam having fungal infection after miscarriage & now taking antibiotics. Had miscarriage 3 weeks before. Infection will affect next pregnancy?

Dr. Iam having fungal infection after miscarriage & now taking antibiotics. Had miscarriage 3 weeks before. Infection will affect next pregnancy?

Unclear question: Hard to answer without knowing more details of your specific case. In general, a yeast infection should not affect a future pregnancy. But a deep infection, in the abdomen/uterus, certainly could. You should consult with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Sick w stomach pain go2 hospital they Say it's a uti infection an acid eating stomach lining gave me antibiotics go2 Dr say miscarriage an acid idk?

Sick w stomach pain go2 hospital they Say it's a uti infection an acid eating stomach lining gave me antibiotics go2 Dr say miscarriage an acid idk?

Follow-up: You need to follow up with your primary care provider, and bring the report of the hospital doctor with you, along with the test results. If you don;t have those things, just be sure to tell the doctor the name of the hospital so they can get the records. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I miscarried at 11wks, d&c showed bad infection, given antibodic to clear, now having hard time getting pregnant. Why would that be? 11dpo w pink cm

I miscarried at 11wks, d&c showed bad infection, given antibodic to clear, now having hard time getting pregnant. Why would that be? 11dpo w pink cm

See a specialist: See a fertility specialist (rei) for help getting pregnant. An infected miscarriage may lead to scarring inside the uterus (asherman's syndrome). You may also need testing for causes of miscarriage or causes of difficulty getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Could antibiotics caused my miscariage?

Only if teratogenic.: Fluoroquiolones may fall in that category. Most other antibiotics are not even theoretically suspected of embryotoxicity nor teratogenicity, thus could not have caused your pregnancy loss. Most first trimester losses are due to genetic anomalies of the conceptus, anyway. I am sorry for your loss, but don't blame yourself. I hope you have a normal pregnancy next time! Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily. ...Read more

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Do taking antibiotics cause BV and does BV cause increased risk of misscarrage?

Do taking antibiotics cause BV and does BV cause increased risk of misscarrage?

Nope x2.: Fair questions, but no to both. Bacterial vaginosis is treated with antibiotics. It is linked to urinary tract infections and preterm birth, not miscarriage. ...Read more

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Extreme anxiety and panics after miscarriage that occurred almost two years ago. Now I'm scared of everything that can potentially cause death --i.e. EVERYTHING. I'm obsessed with Google and I'm convinced I have every illness I read about. I have the same

Extreme anxiety and panics after miscarriage that occurred almost two years ago. Now I'm scared of everything that can potentially cause death --i.e. EVERYTHING. I'm obsessed with Google and I'm convinced I have every illness I read about. I have the same

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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What can cause multiple miscarriages?

What can cause multiple miscarriages?

Many possibilities: There are many causes of multiple miscarriages including age, genetic issues, uterine pathology to name a few. If you would like an answer more specific to your history please consult with us. ...Read more

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Can not eating enough nutrients cause miscarriages?

Can not eating enough nutrients cause miscarriages?

Unlikely: The human reproductive system is quite effective at getting a fetus the nutrients it needs to develop. Women conceive, even in times of shortage and famine. Obviously there can be problems for baby if, say, Folic Acid is insufficient, namely, neural tube defects. Having said that, nutrition isn't a major cause for miscarriage. ...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


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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