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I am 14 weeks pregnant. I lost my previous pregnancy at 25weeks due to gbs sepsis. Now, a vaginal swab shows gbs+. My cervix is closed, ffn neg, but WBC 14, 200 (neutr 75%). I have no symptoms and am taking oral antibiotics. How likely is chorioamnionitis

I am 14 weeks pregnant. I lost my previous pregnancy at 25weeks due to gbs sepsis. Now, a vaginal swab shows gbs+. My cervix is closed, ffn neg, but WBC 14, 200 (neutr 75%). I have no symptoms and am taking oral antibiotics. How likely is chorioamnionitis

Data not clear: A study done awhile ago showed that previous history of chorioamnionitis was not a risk factor for subsequent pregnancies, however I have other experts say that it is a risk factor. The bottom line, all you can do is follow doctor's instructions and stay as healthy as possible. Sleep, rest, a good immune system. Exercise, eating a good diet. Just try to take care of yourself as best as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Bergmann
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Infection Of The Uterus (Definition)

Endometritis is an infection in the uterus. It can be caused by many different types of bacteria. It usually presents with lower abdominal pain, abnormal foul smelling discharge, and fever. It can occur following pregnancy and is often seen in women who had a prolonged period of time of ruptured membranes prior to delivery. It is also seen in women remote from ...Read more


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I had HPV as a teenager. Could that have caused chorioamnionitis during my pregnancy?

I had HPV as a teenager. Could that have caused chorioamnionitis during my pregnancy?

No: The two are not related at all. Hpv for the most part is confined to the squamous cells on the outermost portion of your cervix, of your vagina, vulva and anus. We don't always know why women get chorioamnionitis. Hope you and baby are doing okay. ...Read more

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What is the difference between intrauterine infection, chorioamnionitis and fetal infection?

What is the difference between intrauterine infection, chorioamnionitis and fetal infection?

Constipation: Whether given alone or in conjunction with other juices, the desired effect will be similar. In addition to giving more fiber, there is also an increase in the amount of fluids. The more fiber and fluids is consumed, the better the outcome in treating constipation. ...Read more

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I had 2 miscarriages at 17 weeks due to acute chorioamnionitis. Can it occur again in next pregnancy & how can it be treated in next pregnancy.

Not likely : Chorioamnionitis is usually an acute event that does not recur. If this has happened to your twice then that is rare and should be evaluated. I would schedule a visit with a maternal fetal medicine specialist in your area and discuss testing that can be done before you get pregnant again. Also you can discuss how your next pregnancy could be managed differently. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chorioamnionitis?

What are the tests for chorioamnionitis?

Cultures: Blood, amniotic fluid and cervical cultures are useful to determine intraamniotic infection, however clinical criteria are sufficient to clinch the diagnosis and prompt expert medical therapy is warranted to promptly evacuate the uterus. Low amniotic fluid glucose, positive gram stain, and increased white cell count in the amniotic fluid are all suggestive of intraamniotic infection. ...Read more

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What are the differences between chronic and acute chorioamnionitis?

Not sure: Chorioamnionitis occurs in 1-4% of deliveries. I take care of infants born to mothers with this condition and give them antibiotics for at least 2 days until I know they are not infected. Most do just fine and are not infected. The pathologist may see inflammation of varying degrees under the microscope, but that has poor correlation with actual infection of the newborn. ...Read more

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I had chorioamnionitis last Oct and I'm now 5 wks pregnant. My OB said starting at 16 -34wks she going to give me progesterone shots. will that help?

Chorioamnioitis: progesterone shots are for prevention of preterm labor. If your preterm labor was due to chorioamnionitis, it will not help. A consultation with a perinatologist may be useful to sort out your issues. ...Read more

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What are the effects of chorioamnionitis on babies?

What are the effects of chorioamnionitis on babies?

Depends: "chorio" is an infection in the membranes surrounding the baby, usually near delivery. Mom will often run a fever. This does increase the risk of infection spreading to baby, but usually with good obstetric care including intravenous antibiotics for mom, the baby will be fine. Sometimes right after birth blodo tests will be done on baby to see if signs of infection. ...Read more

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How quickly can a chorioamnionitis infection develop? Is it possible to develop it during labour or is it pre-existing?

How quickly can a chorioamnionitis infection develop? Is it possible to develop it during labour or is it pre-existing?

Varies: Chorioamnionitis usually occurs in labor but yes it can occur before. Typically the longer you're on labor with your water broken the higher the risks. It certainly can occur fast in some cases though. ...Read more

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


Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more