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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Can you deliver vaginally if you have had utis and bacterial infections throughout your pregnancy?

Can you deliver vaginally if you have had utis and bacterial infections throughout your pregnancy?

Most likely: Many women have uti's and vaginal infections during pregnancy. There are however certain infections which may require preventive antibiotic treatments during labor like group b strep and certain stds. Check with your md to learn about the exact type of infection and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How soon can a women have pregnancy symptoms and can women have pregnancy symptoms early?

How soon can a women have pregnancy symptoms and can women have pregnancy symptoms early?

Varies: Most patients will start feeling some of the pregnancy symptoms when they are 6-7 weeks along. Some earlier and some later. If you are wondering whether or not you are pregnant i suggest taking a test instead of trying to guess based on symptoms. ...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

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How can you test for yeast infections in men?

Examine w microscope: To diagnose a yeast infection the physician may obtain a medical history & perform an examination. If there is discharge will take a sample which can be examined microscopically at the office or may undergo further laboratory tests. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding a baby give you some typical pregnancy symptoms?

Can breastfeeding a baby give you some typical pregnancy symptoms?

Yes: What symptoms in particular you are talking about? If cessation of menses yes both breastfeeding and pregnancy can stop your periods. While breastfeeding the level of a hormone prolactin is high which can hold your cycles. ...Read more

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What medication can I take during pregnancy to help reduce recurrent vaginal yeast infections?

Make sure it's yeast: Studies show that many "yeast infections" are bacterial imbalances or even normal secretions. During pregnancy, an increase in discharge is normal. It's best to have your provider do an exam to target the treatment to the correct diagnosis. During pregnancy, especially, it's best to be certain of the diagnosis. This will prevent incorrect therapy and avoid delay in identifying the true culprit. ...Read more

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What are ways to decrease pain during intercourse if you have a yeast infection?

See your doctor: Your doctor will have to do some special tests to the discharge to make a specific diagnosis and treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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How soon during pregnancy do you start getting vaginal yeast infections?

How soon during pregnancy do you start getting vaginal yeast infections?

Varies: I'm not aware of any specific time frame. One is more prone to vaginal discharge during the third trimester though. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection give any effects during my pregnancy?

Can a yeast infection give any effects during my pregnancy?

Yes. Get it treated: Although this is not something that happens often, it is possible for vaginal yeast to cause intrauterine inflammation and preterm labor. Yeast infections are common in pregnancy. Call your OB today to get a prescription for the yeast. Avoid over the counter treatments until you've discussed them with OB. Clotrimazole for 7 days is considered safe, but there are other creams that OBs prefer. ...Read more

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Can you take probiotics while you are pregnant to cure a BV infection

Can you take probiotics while you are pregnant to cure a BV infection

Yes: Take a probiotic with multiple strains. Jarrows makes high quality products. Please take enough fish oil will help baby's brain. The best ones are made by nordic natural or 7 seas. ...Read more

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Can starting birth control cause you to get a vaginal yeast infection?

Can starting birth control cause you to get a  vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast: Yes! ocps change vaginal ph which makes it more prone to infections. ...Read more

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Is it safe to try and get pregnant with recurring yeast infection. Can yeast infection cause infertility. Can any treatment cause infertility.?

Ok but....: Yeast cannot cause infertility, but the medicine may not be sperm friendly. The good news is that vaginal yeast infections are easily treated. If you get them often please see your doctor. Frequent yeast infections can sometimes be a sign of other health issues such as diabetes. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...Read more