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Doctor insights on: How To Treat Infection From A Miscarriage That Didnt Pass

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


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Will I be able to recover from a bacterial infection in the uterus?

Will I be able to recover from a bacterial infection in the uterus?

Yes with treatment: Yes you will recover with your doctor's help and great antibiotics. Olden days other uterine infection, the postpartum puerperal fever used to be a great scourge on young mothers, also was basis for our modern antiseptic treatments, no longer a big issue. ...Read more

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How would I be able to recognise a yeast infection if there's no difference in discharge?

How would I be able to recognise a yeast infection if there's no difference in discharge?

A few clues: Vaginal yeast infections usually doesn't cause discharge, or only a little. The main symptoms are irritation, itching and redness. Odor can be a clue -- strong or fishy odor suggests bacterial vaginosis or trichomonas. Color (yellow etc) usually means infection. But it can be very difficult to tell the cause of increased vaginal discharge; profoessional examination is necessary. Good luck with it. ...Read more

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I have a bladder infection what can I do to get rid of the bladder infection without going to the doctor because i can't afford it

I have a bladder infection what can I do to get rid of the bladder infection without going to the doctor because i can't afford it

Antibiotics.: Unfortunately, you really must have a urine test & prescription antibiotics to appropriately treat your uti. Without it, the infection could linger and even worsen to affect your kidneys. I understand that medical care is expensive, but a hospital admission would be much worse. Seek out county hospitals, free clinics or a planned parenthood in your area. They can help and possibly reduce the cost. ...Read more

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I've had a herpes outbreak for 2 months (inside my vagina). How long will it take to heal and is it possible to have a secondary infection.Not on meds?

I've had a herpes outbreak for 2 months (inside my vagina). How long will it take to heal and is it possible to have a secondary infection.Not on meds?

Unusual: It is unusual for herpes to last this long. Either the diagnosis is wrong or there is severe immunodeficiency. Since you haven't said that you have any other illness, i would question the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a blood infection and how do you get one? Can you get it from a viral infection

What is a blood infection and how do you get one? Can you get it from a viral infection

Define blood infexn: When we say blood infection we are usually talking about sepsis, when the infection gets into your blood stream and your body is mounting a severe defense against it (called inflammation). The most severe one is usually caused by bacterial infection that has spread into the blood from skin or any organ (such as lung infection aka pneumonia). You could have a viral sepsis but it is rare. ...Read more

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If I am going to the bathroom so much, does it have to be a UTI or can a vaginal yeast infection cause that?

If I am going to the bathroom so much, does it have to be a UTI or can a vaginal yeast infection cause that?

Many things: Frequency of urination can be a manifestation of many medical conditions. Vaginal yeast infections will seldom do that without associated burning on urination. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How can herpes be passed on from a woman to another woman? Is there a way to get genital herpes through oral sex if I have it and she does not?

How can herpes be passed on from a woman to another woman? Is there a way to get genital herpes through oral sex if I have it and she does not?

Depends on immunity: If immune to Herpes type 1 she should not be able to catch type 1 again, but may have outbreaks at locations where she had it originally. If immune to type 2 she should not be able to catch type 2 again, but may have outbreaks at locations where she had it originally. If NOT immune to type 1, she can catch type 1; if NOT immune to type 2, she can catch type 2; at locations where she is exposed. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis affect trying to conceive and not miscarrying? Can it be detected thru a cultural or pap? How can I cure it w/o medicine?

Can bacterial vaginosis affect trying to conceive and not miscarrying? Can it be detected thru a cultural or pap? How can I cure it w/o medicine?

See below: Bacterial vaginosis can disappear by itself, however, since you are trying to get pregnant if would be prudent to see your doctor for a prescription. See this site for more information in this subject. http://www.cdc.gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.htm ...Read more

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Does vaginal yeast infection pass on to men during sex? Will it harm them? If yes, what's their treatment to get rid of it. Just asking for knowledge

Does vaginal yeast infection pass on to men during sex? Will it harm them? If yes, what's their treatment to get rid of it. Just asking for knowledge

It can happen: Vaginal yeast infections can be transmitted to partners, but usually is not. When it happens, it usually causes minor irritation or a rash that goes away without treatment. But in more severe cases, the male can share his female partner's vaginal yeast cream; a little bit rubbed into the irritated area will clear it up. ...Read more

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Will a bacterial infection cause me to have a miscarriage?

Will a bacterial infection cause me to have a miscarriage?

Listeriosis can.: Other than listeria monocytogenes, rare ascending intrauterine infections (staphylococcus aureus, gram negative bacilli, or some gram positive cocci) can cause septic abortion. ...Read more

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Can someone have a kidney infection from untreated UTI and not know it until they just drop dead?

Can someone have a kidney infection from untreated UTI and not know it until they just drop dead?

Anything is possible: Untreated uti's can turn into "pylonephritis" and that could lead to dehydration and sepsis. Sepsis could lead to multi-organ shut down, heart failure and ultimately death. We see this happen in the nursing home when residents are neglected or don't complain for weeks, until they get a fever or abdominal pain. ...Read more

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How many days can you wait to bring in what appears to be a kidney stone to the clinic? What do I put it in when i deliver it?

How many days can you wait to bring in what appears to be a kidney stone to the clinic?  What do I put it in when i deliver it?

It will keep: Put it in an envelope after it drys, bring it in for inspection and potential analysis. It does not have an expiration date. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more