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Can Yeast Infection Cream Interfere With Pregnancy Test
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
No: It has not been shown to interfere. ...Read more
Shouldn't: Neither should affect the protein the pregnancy tests are detecting. Also, the information packet with my in-house pregnancy tests does not list either as affecting the accuracy or sensitivity. Whatever the case, we always follow up with a blood sample sent to the laboratory to confirm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does pregnancy cause yeast infection? What kind of medicine is safe to take during pregnancy to help with yeast infection?
Yeast infection: These are quite common in pregnant women particularly during the second trimester. During pregnancy physicians recommend vaginal creams and suppositories only. The oral medication, Diflucan (fluconazole) (a single-dose medication), has not been proven safe during pregnancy and lactation. ...Read more
Is clotrimazole vaginal cream safe to use during pregnancy for vaginal yeast infection? Thank you
Yes: Check with your OB about all symptoms. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It will not cause false positive or false negative test result. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No problem: This sort of thing used to be a problem, when gonorrhea and chlamydia were usually diagnosed by culure, i.e. growing the bacteria in the lab. Clotrimazole itself wouldn't do anything, but preservaties and other chemicals in the cream could be a problem. However, with modern testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea DNA, there probably is no problem at all. Your test results will be reliable. ...Read more
Male with possible yeast infection. Not std. If i treat it with otc cream and its NOT a yeast infection will that give me one by imbalancing bacteria?
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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