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Please tell me what does gonorrhea do to unborn baby?

Please tell me what does gonorrhea do to unborn baby?

Gc: It may not affect the baby in utero but if there is a gc vaginal nfection during delivery the child may get a severe eye infection that may cause blindness. Drops are usually placed in the eyes to avoid this complication. Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

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What can happen of an infant born to a gonorrhea-infected mother?

What can happen of an infant born to a gonorrhea-infected mother?

Eye problems: The infection can spread to the baby and cause a number of infections, most notably a very serious eye infection. This is usually prevented with eye drops given at birth. Read more

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What is done to treat an infant born to a gonorrhea-infected mother?

What is done to treat an infant born to a gonorrhea-infected mother?

Infant Gonorrhea mum: If mother had prenatal care then she has in all probability has been treated. But if the mother hadc no prenatal care and comes and deliver the baby and is diagnosed with gonorrhea, even then there is no risk to the baby as all babies born in us are treated with erythromycine opthalmic ointment to prevent gonococcal conjunctivitis.If there is coexisting chlamydia baby can be treated with azithromyci. Read more

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Can a gonorrhea infection during pregnancy harm the unborn child?

Can a gonorrhea infection during pregnancy harm the unborn child?

Depends: Recognition & treatment of gonorrhea during pregnancy does not necessarily harm the fetus. The infection can remain localized to external glandular structures and the exterior cervix without invading the fetus. Other std's like syphillis have a variable effect. If untreated, the baby may acquire gc and lose vision from a tremendous eye infection. If concerned get tested & treated. Read more

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Hi can a woman have gonorrhea for months and not know do it when me and my wife got married and she was pregnant with my child she had gonrrhea?

Hi can a woman have gonorrhea for months and not know do it when me and my wife got married and she was pregnant with my child she had gonrrhea?

Gonorrhea: Yes, gonorrhea can persist for several months, especially in women, more rarely in men. You both should have been treated, usually with a shot of ceftriaxone plus treatment by mouth with either azithromycin (single dose) or doxycycline (for a week). No sex until both of you have completed treatment. Also test for other common STDs like chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV. Good luck to all 3 of you! Read more

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Is gonorrhea dangerous for pregnancy? Does gonorrhea mean I won't be able to get pregnant, or if I do is is dangerous for the baby? .

Is gonorrhea dangerous for pregnancy? Does gonorrhea mean I won't be able to get pregnant, or if I do is is dangerous for the baby? .

Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea can lead to infertility. Untreated gonorrhea during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage and preterm delivery. Gonorrhea can be transmitted to the baby as it goes through the birth canal during delivery. The resulting infections can lead to blindness, infected joints and even death if the blood becomes infected. Read more

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I had gonorrhea that turned into PID. I have a feeling my tubes are damaged. Can I go through IVF to have my last child? I've had 2 children before.

I had gonorrhea that turned into PID. I have a feeling my tubes are damaged. Can I go through IVF to have my last child? I've had 2 children before.

Reasonable thought: Tube damage is possible and might lead to a dangerous tubal pregnancy if they were not blocked by scarring.You can have the tubes assessed by a fertility doc and see what they recommend. If they think they are healthy, a normal pregnancy may be possible. If not, they can provide you with the info on IVF, which is costly and seldom covered by insurers. Read more

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I had chlamydia and gonorrhea before and me and my fiancé been trying to have a child for 8 months now and I haven't became pregnant what do I do now?

I had chlamydia and gonorrhea before and me and my fiancé been trying to have a child for 8 months now and I haven't became pregnant what do I do now?

Infertility: Although infertility is a possible outcome of the infections you have had, I would not worry about this too much yet.
At age 19, you have plenty of fertile years ahead to get pregnant. If you are really in a hurry for some reason then you should see your doctor. The first step would be to do a semen analysis on a sample from your boyfriend, then if that is normal there are tests you may need. Read more

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What are the effects of gonorrhea on postmenopausal?

What are the effects of gonorrhea on postmenopausal?

Little difference: Being postmenopausal, you don't have to worry about infertility, but everything else is fair-game. Gonorrhea is quite easily transmitted and you may experience "systemic infection" (infection spreads via blood) and could potentially be fatal. Folks with 1 std often carry others such as hiv/herpes/syphilis as well. So, please check in with your doc if you have concern. Good luck. Read more

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Can you tell me how many babies with harlequin fetus syndrome are born each year?

Can you tell me how many babies with harlequin fetus syndrome are born each year?

Very rare...: Harlequin ichthyosis is a severe genetic disorder that mainly affects the skin. Infants with this condition are born with very hard, thick skin covering most of their bodies. Harlequin ichthyosis is very rare; its exact incidence is unknown. Mutations in the abca12 gene cause this disease. The abca12 gene provides instructions for making a protein that is essential for normal skin development. Read more

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"drug transfer to the fetus and to the breastfeeding infant: what do we know? "

"drug transfer to the fetus and to the breastfeeding infant: what do we know? "

Not a lot....: These studies are very difficult to do, especially on which drugs are transferred to the developing fetus. Animals models can tell you some information, but it is hard to interpret effects into people. Read more

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Can babies have xrays after they are born without damage? Why are they so protective ofthe fetus?

Can babies have xrays after they are born without damage? Why are they so protective ofthe fetus?

Not just the fetus: The amount of radiation in simple xrays is small & unlikely to cause any issue, yet we are very sensitive to the complex changes in fetal development. The first 4-12 wks of fetal development marks the most vulnerable period to injury & after that point we worry less. Xray exposure also adds up over time & the eggs nearby in your ovaries don't need any we can avoid. After birth, babies ready for life. Read more

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What are the effects of gonorrhea on postmenopausal women and women with their tubes tied?

What are the effects of gonorrhea on postmenopausal women and women with their tubes tied?

Still serious: Because your tubes are tied, you can't become infertile. But that's the only difference. The infection can still get up into the uterus and maybe part of your tubes (depending on where exactly they were tied), causing fever and pain. Gonorrea bacteria can get in the blood, causing systemic infection with a kind of arthritis and even life-threatening heart infections. Don't take it lightly! Read more

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How can you tell if your having a boy or a girl. By the way your carrying or it or by the way the other babies inter act with the fetus?

How can you tell if your having a boy or a girl. By the way your carrying or it or by the way the other babies inter act with the fetus?

Neither.: It doesn't matter how you are carrying the baby, whether s/he kicks, whether a gold ring dangling from a chain goes back and forth or around in circles, or any other old wives tale. Each pregnancy you have exactly a 50:50 chance of getting one or the other gender. Sex can be determined by ultrasound or amniocentesis (some of the amniotic flood is take with a needle and tested). Read more

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Is there any lifestyle choices I can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? He's very active at 27 weeks. Anything I can do to calm and ease him?

Is there any lifestyle choices I can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? He's very active at 27 weeks. Anything I can do to calm and ease him?

No: The only cause and effect evidenced by medical study that causes a fussy/irritable baby is the effect of drugs like cocaine, heroin and caffeine. Even a stressed out mom does not cause a stressed out baby since the physiological effects of maternal stress are transient.
The good news; active infants at 27 weeks gestation do not predict actual infant behaviou after birth. Good luck! Stay happy. Read more

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What is a normal heart rate for a 34 week fetus? I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I am contracting every 4-5 min for about a minute to a min and a half long the babies heart rate goes up to 180 during a contraction

What is a normal heart rate for a 34 week fetus? I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I am contracting every 4-5 min for about a minute to a min and a half long the babies heart rate goes up to 180 during a contraction

Usually: Usually it is between 120-160. Please notify your doctor about that rate of contractions as that is concerning. Please go to the hospital and have a complete evaluation immediately. Do not drive yourself. Read more