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Can I insist upon a preventative cerclage after having suffered a loss at 23 weeks due to amniotic infection that caused the sac to protrude?!

Can I insist upon a preventative cerclage after having suffered a loss at 23 weeks due to amniotic infection that caused the sac to protrude?!

Don't insist!: There is still a lot to learn about the continuum of preterm birth, but cerclage should be reserved for two or more consecutive midtrimester deliveries, or a shortened cervix by ultrasound (<1.5 cm) between 16-24 weeks. Other therapies include 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate injections, vaginal progesterone, and early pregnancy treatment of vaginal infection/inflammation. Confer with your ob! ...Read more

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Dr. John Botti
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Amniotic Fluid Infection (Definition)

Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and ...Read more


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What causes amniotic infection and how do I prevent it?

What causes amniotic infection and how do I prevent it?

You can't: Amniotic infection (chorio) can be caused by prolonged rupture of membranes, vaginal or cervical infections or some infections that affect the whole body and spread to the uterus through the blood. If you think your bag of waters is broken, go to the hospital. If you think you may have any infection, see your doctor. If antibiotics are prescribed, take them. ...Read more

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Premature labor, endometritis, pelvic abscess. Can I have another baby later?

Premature labor, endometritis, pelvic abscess. Can I have another baby later?

Yes - but..: You may have pelvic adhesive disease and scarred endometrium. These could increase the risk of infertility and ectopic pregnancy or even miscarriage and preterm birth in future pregnancies. See an infertility specialist if unsuccessful in getting pregnant after 3-6 months and a maternal-fetal specialist if successful. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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Hi.. I had a pelvic abscess drainage about a month ago. Now the wound feels hard and i get little pains it also feels warm but no fever. Is it normal?

Hi.. I had a pelvic abscess drainage about a month ago. Now the wound feels hard and i get little pains it also feels warm but no fever. Is it normal?

Can be: Scar tissue can form after drainage of an abscess and that could be the firm area that you are feeling and could cause some pain but the only way to know for sure would be to have an exam. Be safe. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does amniotic infection last?

How long does amniotic infection last?

Depends: Chorioamnionitis if detected and treated with antibiotics may start to improve after a day or two. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Amniotic fluid infection?

Chorioamnionitis: Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and maternal and fetal tachycardia. ...Read more

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I had a pelvic abscess drainage last year only to find out its back do I go for another operation?

I had a pelvic abscess drainage last year only to find out its back do I go for another operation?

Probably.: If you have a recurrence of a pelvic abcess, it could be life-threatening. It is likely causing significant pain. He should talk to your doctor about a hysterectomy if you are finished having children. ...Read more

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I'm recovering from major surgery to remove infected pelvic abscess. I almost died. Should I tell the guy and ask him to help pay?

No: Pelvic abscess mean you had a bad infection, and the physician did a lot of work to help you get rid of it. In the old days people died from the abscess. Instead of asking them to help pay, you should understand that the physician worked hard to save your life. ...Read more

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I had an hyster 2012 and after that I had the pelvic abscess that was drained 2013, now 2014 I discover the abscess is back however no pain or fever?

I had an hyster 2012 and after that I had the pelvic abscess that was drained 2013, now 2014 I discover the abscess is back however no pain or fever?

?Sterile abscess: It is possible that you have a sterile abscess, where there is just a collection of serous fluid from irritation, not from infection. If you are not having symptoms (you say no pain or fever), and lab counts do not indicate an ongoing infection, I would think twice and get a second opinion before I would intervene further and have it drained again. ...Read more

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My doctor talked over my head. We are confused. What is amniotic infection?

My doctor talked over my head. We are confused. What is amniotic infection?

Amniotic infection: An amniotic infection is an infection of the membranes which make up the bag of waters and surround the fetus. This kind of infection usually happens during labor. Another name for it is chorioamnionitis. An infection of the amniotic membranes can affect both the mother and the child. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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