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If I have mastoiditis or other infections will it affect my pregnancy?

If I have mastoiditis or other infections will it affect my pregnancy?

Only if not treated: Infections in pregnancy need to be treated so that they don't spread. Your doctor will know what antibiotics are safe to take. It is important to take care of mom to protect baby. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Why is mastoiditis more dangerous than a sinus infection?

Why is mastoiditis more dangerous than a sinus infection?

Infection of bone: Mastoiditis has increase risk because it is considered an infection of the mastoid bone which can lead to infection in the brain if severe or not treated. A sinus infection is a infection within the sinus cavities which is not near the bone/brain barrier. ...Read more

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How long after an ear infection does mastoiditis start?

7 days: Acute infection of the mastoid air cells is a complication of acute otitis media. It was more common in the pre-antibiotic ear than now. Symptoms usually appear 7 days after acute otitis media. Patients with mastoiditis are acutely ill, have fever, extreme ear pain, and occasional ear drainage. The area behind the affected ear will be red, tender and edematous. ...Read more

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MRI: petrous apicitis and mastoiditis (diff: effusion).Treat as infection to prevent complication? Or further testing? Is this an emergency?

MRI: petrous apicitis and mastoiditis (diff: effusion).Treat as infection to prevent complication? Or further testing? Is this an emergency?

Serious: It is a serious condition requiring treatment with antibiotics or surgery. It could very well be an emergency.
If left untreated, it could result in a brain abscess, meningitis, or cavernous sinus thrombosis and could kill a person that way. Please seek help. ENT/ Neurosurg

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/883256-overview ...Read more

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I am recovering from a ear infection/ mastoiditis. Now I have a red line going down my neck. Is this normal?

I am recovering from a ear infection/ mastoiditis. Now I have a red line going down my neck. Is this normal?

Worrisome: Any time you see a red line highlighting skin it suggests there is infection extending in that area. I would suggest you schedule a visit with your treating doc as soon as practical. ...Read more

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If it is possible I have mastoiditis and I was given antibiotic ear drops for an ear infection, would that alone likely solve the problem?

If it is possible I have mastoiditis and I was given antibiotic ear drops for an ear infection, would that alone likely solve the problem?

No: True mastoiditis is an urgent problem usually requiring hospital care and IV antibiotics. I doubt anyone would send you out with ear drops if this were the diagnosis. ...Read more

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3yo w/ear infection on antibiotic drops fever pain resolved very small area of pink behind upper ear no swelling. Mastoiditis?

3yo w/ear infection on antibiotic drops fever pain resolved very small area of pink behind upper ear no swelling.  Mastoiditis?

Mastoiditis: With mastoiditis you would notice swelling with tenderness. Often the ear on that side appears more prominent. Continue to observe her for further symptoms. All the best. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with mastoiditis as it came up on my CT scan .. I have loss all hearing in my left ear, all started before ear infection though?

I have been diagnosed with mastoiditis as it came up on my CT scan .. I have loss all hearing in my left ear, all started before ear infection though?

Mastoiditis came l8r: I suspect that u had a low-grade ear infection that was "smoldering", spread to the mastoids, & then to the middle ear where it affected ur hearing. At that point, u noticed it. Unfortunately, though uncommon, this spread is described in the literature. Mastoiditis can be serious as it is near the brain. Hopefully, u've seen an ENT (ear-nose-throat) specialist to discuss ur options & get antibioti ...Read more

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Have had recurring ear infections, but no infection at Thanksgiving. Now have painful mastoiditis symptoms, pain behind left ear and very red hot ear. Going to ear doctor, but how urgent is this? Emergency or just good to go in?

Have had recurring ear infections, but no infection at Thanksgiving. Now have painful mastoiditis symptoms, pain behind left ear and very red hot ear. Going to ear doctor, but how urgent is this? Emergency or just good to go in?

Mastoiditis: is a serious infection.due to its proximity to intracranial structures the chance of intracranial infection like meningitis is high
so it is urgent that you should see your doctor immediately so he may treat you with IV antibiotics after doing a radiologic study of your mastoid ands other sinuses ...Read more

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I have a bone infection called mastoidis. Would amoxicillin work?

I have a bone infection called mastoidis. Would amoxicillin work?

Maybe: It is dependant on what is the bacteria and whether or not it is sensitive to amoxicillin. Bone infections are difficult to go away and may require longer term IV atbx if it is truely in the bone. Get a culture if it is possible if the first line antibiotic does not work. ...Read more

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If I have any type of infection will it affect my pregnancy test? Give me a False positive?

Pregnancy test: Highly unlike that any form of infection will influence the results of a pregnancy test measuring human chorionic gonadotropin. ...Read more

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Is wbc of 13.7 considered to be okay in pregnancy? I'm 8 weeks. I don't think I have any infections... my wbc nonpregnant is usually between 9 and 11.

Is wbc of 13.7 considered to be okay in pregnancy? I'm 8 weeks. I don't think I have any infections... my wbc nonpregnant is usually between 9 and 11.

Okay: Pregnancy causes an increase in the number of white blood cells that were "hanging out" on the inside of the blood vessels(margination) awaiting a stimulus to "spring into action" to do so. You are increasing your blood volume, pace and red cells as your pregnancy grows and the white blood cells don't "stick to the sides" of the blood vessels in that situation but circulate and are normally tested ...Read more

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Is minor urine infection common in pregnancy?

It is common: But get treated because there is a higher risk of developing a kidney infection. That's why we screen for a UTI and are vigilant about treating. Congradulation's on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of urine infection during pregnancy?

Do not ignore: Urine infection in pregnancy is more common and more likely cause serious problems. Symptoms are going frequently (also normal in pregnancy) but look for a change, going urgently, pain with urination. Bad smell, blood in urine, tenderness in the lower abdomen. Fever and kidney pain are signs it has gone to the kidney and caused more serious infection. Get care earlier than if not pregnant. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between early pregnancy and a urine infection?

Need advice on what is the the difference between early pregnancy and a urine infection?

Not sure: Not sure what your question is:
early pregnancy means you are in the first weeks of your pregnancy.
Urine infection means you have bacteria or other pathogens in your bladder.

Please rephrase question. ...Read more

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I'm 20 days late negative test, can i still be pregnant? Also i have in infection can that make the pregnancy test be negative?

I'm 20 days late negative test, can i still be pregnant? Also i have in infection can that make the pregnancy test be negative?

Late period: Sometimes you just skip a period. It would not hurt to check a second pregnancy test. But if you are not pregnant then you period should resume soon. If not please check with your doctor. An infections should not make the test negative. ...Read more

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Bladder infection during pregnancy ?

Bladder infection during pregnancy ?

Yes--: It is rather more common to have bladder infections during pregnancy---and it is important that you seek treatment asap because bladder infections/vaginal infections are known to cause increased risks of premature labor... ...Read more

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Is discharge a early sign of pregnancy or infection?

Is discharge a early sign of pregnancy or infection?

Potentially: It could be associated with either, but you will need far more information on other symptoms, timing of your period, missed periods, pain, etc, before a reasonable answer can be given. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: infection of the pregnancy membranes?

Chorioamnionitis: Chorioamnionitis is inflammation associated with infection. Its serious so if you have it pl see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are vaginal infections common in pregnancy?

Are vaginal infections common in pregnancy?

Yeast infections: Yeast infections may occur more often when pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vaginal infection during pregnancy?

What are the symptoms  of a vaginal infection during pregnancy?

Same as nonpregnant: A vaginal infection during pregnancy is usually accompanied by an increased discharge over normal for pregnancy. It may be thick, curd like, itchy and/or malodorus. You need to see your doctor to be tested and prescribed the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having CMV infections in consecutive pregnancies?

What are the chances of having CMV infections in consecutive pregnancies?

Very low: CMV infection that affects a pregnancy and causes complications is usually a result of a first infection. Because immunity generally results after an infection, the likelihood of having complications occur again are very rare. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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


Dr. Joshua Gottschall
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Mastoiditis (Definition)

An infection that affects the mastoid bone, ...Read more