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Flagyl First Trimester
FDA Category B:
Potential benefits must be balanced against risk.
Fda category b - "animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women or animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester". ...Read more
My wife is in her first trimester with trichamonisis her doctor cant find it she took Flagyl and tindamax. Still odor discharge and swelling?
Ok: There is no evidence demonstrating harm to a developing fetus. Discuss with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
What to do if I am in my 1st trimester (7.5 wks) and my ob perscribed metronidazole should I wait or take it now please help?
9 weeks pregnant and I took 500 mg of flagyl for 7 days. Now I am reading that shouldn't take in first trimester. I am so upset and worried?
This is a: Common "happening" although not making "easier" for YOU there IS NO DEFINITIVE EVIDENCE THAT FLAGYL HAS ANY HARMFUL EFFECTS in early Pregnancy...There is not sufficient data to allow the use of the drug across the board and the FDA will NOT "confirm" its safety until more data is available! Hope this helps (a bit)! ...Read more
I'm 9 weeks pregnant and have been told to take Flagyl to treat my bv. Is it safe to take during 1st trimester or wait till im in my 2nd trimester?
I have an important question about the medication metronidazole and taking it while pregnant. I was in my first trimester of pregnancy when my doctor prescribed metronidazole. After taking this medication, I started having complications with my pregnancy
Metronidazole: Metronidazole is pregnancy category b. There are no controlled studies in human pregnancies. During pregnancy, the decision needs to be made whether the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks, when alternative treatments have been ineffective. The patient should advise the doctor if she is pregnant or plans to become pregnant during treatment because Metronidazole use is normally avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy. I do not know if Metronidazole was associated with your pregnancy complications. ...Read more
Very accurate: Ultrasounds tend to get more inaccurate as your pregnancy progresses. First trimester ultrasounds are more accurate than second trimester ultrasounds, which are in turn more accurate than third trimester ultrasounds. First trimester ultrasounds can reliably predict gestational age within 5-7 days. ...Read more
Probably safe: Keflex is considered safe (category b) for 2nd and 3rd trimesters, but it has not been as thoroughly tested during the 1st trimester. Use only if no other options., and discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
Very little: Weight gain in pregnancy will vary from person to person. I encourage people to be healthy instead of focusing on weight gain. You only need 300 extra calories per day during pregnancy and this is in the third trimester. In the first trimester when the baby is less than two inches long you should be gaining very little. ...Read more
Fairly common: To have spotting in the first trimester. It occurs in 25% of patients and can be due to a number of things, but I recommend a sono to make sure is isn't a miscarriage. If not- it can occur due to implantation of an early pregnancy, or due to formation of the placenta, or due to a subchorionic hemorrhage, or due placenta developing close to or overlyin the cervix. Only way to know is to get a sono. ...Read more
Sushi & pregnanc: Sushi should be avoided during pregnancy for two reasons. (1) risk of bacterial infection complicating the pregnancy. (2) risk of exposure to mercury complicating the pregnancy. Certainly not worth the risk during pregnancy. Cooked sushi or vegetable-only sushi should be fine, but then we'd worry about the person making the sushi having washed his hands after handling raw fish. ...Read more
It can show discord: A first trimester ultrasound is extremely accurate in determining how far along you are, and when the exact due date is. It is possible for it to show that the pregnancy is 2 weeks 'off' from what the expected due date was. As long as it was done by a qualified sono technician or physician, it's unlike for it to be 2 weeks inaccurate in the first trimester. You may have ovulated earlier (or late. ...Read more
Urine culture: Pregnant women are at increased risk for urinary tract infections beginning very early in the pregnancy. If left untreated these urinary tract infections can become more serious and cause kidney infections. Pregnant women with a kidney infection have an increased chance of going into preterm labor. This is why pregnant women are screened for a urinary tract infection. ...Read more
Early Ultrasounds: The early ultrasounds are considered the most accurate. ...Read more
Yes.: Generally, the ultrasound can be off for a about week in the 1st trimester, 2 weeks in the 2nd, and 3 weeks in the 3rd. ...Read more
1st trimester: It probably is ok but I would discourage it's use ...Read more
No: A late first trimester ultrasound (i.e., 12 weeks) may be off by as much as a week in either direction but unless done by a completely incompetent sonographer, 3 weeks would be unheard of. Earlier in the first trimester the accuracy is even better with a range of less than a week. ...Read more
Yes it is ok: It is ok as long as you are not allergic to it ...Read more
Yes: Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
Are you taking pre-natal vitamins? For the sake you your and your baby's health you should be under the care of a doctor.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more
Consult your doctor:
The first trimester is very sensitive and critical even to most otc meds.
Consult your doctor first.. ...Read more
Stillbirth: Heroin use in pregnancy can have serious effects on babies. The stillbirth risk is increased as well as the risk of poor fetal growth. In addition, the baby becomes addicted as well and with have to go through detoxification after delivery. Heroin uses will need to seek professional help and transition to Methadone maintenance. Some patients can undergo detox but need to be carefully monitored. ...Read more