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Can a bacterial infection affect pregnancy?

Can a bacterial infection affect pregnancy?

Absolutely: Some bacterial infections can affect the developing child directly, by spreading to the womb. More commonly, though, bacterial infections can have an effect indirectly, by making you weak, more anemic, dehydrated, feverish, or doing any of a number of things that will make you ill & less fit. If you suspect that you have an infection, you should inform your obstetrician straight away. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Can using vagistat (tioconazole) for yeast infections affect pregnancy negatively?

Can using vagistat (tioconazole) for yeast infections affect pregnancy negatively?

No: The yeast treatments stay on the surface, and are not absorbed. They don't affect the baby. ...Read more

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Can vaginal suppository for treating yeast infection affect pregnancy test result?

Can vaginal suppository for treating yeast infection affect pregnancy test result?

Should not affect it: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Does urine infection affect a pregnancy test results?

Does urine infection affect a pregnancy test results?

No: A urine infection does not change pregnancy test results. What does affect a pregnancy test? Fertility drugs or other medications that contain hcg, the pregnancy hormone, may interfere with home pregnancy test results. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible for kidney infection to affect pregnancy?

Is it possible for kidney infection to affect pregnancy?

Yes: Kidney Infection can cause preterm labor and infection in the baby. Kidney infection can become severe in pregnancy and may need admission. So, be careful and treat it quickly. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection and urine infection affect the pregnancy test results......?

Can yeast infection and urine infection affect the pregnancy test results......?

Shouldn't: Neither should affect the protein the pregnancy tests are detecting. Also, the information packet with my in-house pregnancy tests does not list either as affecting the accuracy or sensitivity. Whatever the case, we always follow up with a blood sample sent to the laboratory to confirm. ...Read more

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I find problem while doing toilet and feels like some insect is rolling over my vagina I visited a doctor and he said it will affect pregnancy...He said its urine infection. Wilk it affect pregnancy in future?

See another Doctor: A urinary infection is treated with antibiotic pills. It goes away in 10 days. It will not affect pregnancy.
I am not sure that what you are feeling is an infection. Did the doctor do a pelvic exam? Did you give a urine sample to have checked for infection?
See another physician to get a more accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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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

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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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Will a yeast infection affect getting a positive pregnancy test?

Will a yeast infection affect getting a positive pregnancy test?

No: The pregnancy test measures increasing levels of human chorionic gonadotropin and should not be altered by the presence of a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Iam having fungal infection after miscarriage & now taking antibiotics. Had miscarriage 3 weeks before. Infection will affect next pregnancy?

Unclear question: Hard to answer without knowing more details of your specific case. In general, a yeast infection should not affect a future pregnancy. But a deep infection, in the abdomen/uterus, certainly could. You should consult with your obstetrician. ...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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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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Urin infection is early pregnancy symptoms what?

Urin infection is early pregnancy symptoms what?

Urine infection: Has nothing to do with pregnancy, u can get a urine infection I u are preg or if u are not preg either way it needs to b treated please see your obgyn. ...Read more

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What infections are particularly dangerous in pregnancy?

Many: Hiv, cmv, rubella measles, parvovirus or fifths disease, syphillis, chicken pox, and even swine flu, to name a few. ...Read more

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Help please! Is garlic safe to use to treat an infection during pregnancy?

Help please! Is garlic safe to use to treat an infection during pregnancy?

Not an antibiotic: Garlic is not an antibiotic. There are many health benefits derived from ingesting garlic, but if there is an infection involved, it's best to consult with your physician. Most antibiotics are safe to use while you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can my pets transmit infections that might be harmful to me and the baby during pregnancy?

Can my pets transmit infections that might be harmful to me and the baby during pregnancy?

Yes: Toxoplasmosis, most commonly acquired from cat litter boxes is the most common/concerning. You should let other members of your household handle this job throughout your pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I prevent listeriosis infection during pregnancy? Avoid deli food?

How can I prevent listeriosis infection during pregnancy? Avoid deli food?

Yes and more: Here are dietary recommendations for people at high risk of listeriosis including pregnant women.
* avoid soft cheeses
* avoid foods from delicatessen counters, e.g., prepared salads, meats.
* avoid raw or unpasteurized milk
* avoid refrigerated pates and other meat spreads
* cook leftover foods or ready-to-eat foods until steaming hot before eating. ...Read more

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I have h pyroli infection, is it curable, it reoccure, how long I take medication, now I am planning pregnancy?

I have h pyroli infection, is it curable, it reoccure, how long I take medication, now I am planning pregnancy?

Curable...: H-Pylori is curable with antibiotics. It would be best to complete your treatment before you get pregnant. Some of the antibiotics shouldn't be used in the first trimester of pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am about a month pregnant and I have an infection with discharge, yellowish cheesy discharge. I want to terminate the pregnancy?

I am about a month pregnant and I have an infection with discharge, yellowish cheesy discharge. I want to terminate the pregnancy?

Get treated first: First get the possible vaginal infection evaluated and treated, then see an abortion MD if you still desire termination of this pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I have an infection of the uterus, how can it affect my pregnancy?

If I have an infection of the uterus, how can it affect my pregnancy?

Depends on type: Some infections are associated with preterm labor, preterm delivery and stillbirth of the fetus. Other infections, like chlamydia, can cause a fetus to be born blind. See your obstetrician for evaluation and treatment. ...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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Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Mastitis?: Yes, infections can happen in nipples; this is called mastitis, and can be either bacterial or yeast in origin. I am unsure what the core of your question is, however. ...Read more

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Uti infection in pregnancy symptoms?

Uti infection in pregnancy symptoms?

Same as not pregnant: Frequency of urination, hesitancy (stop and go) and pain when urinating. Also might have blood in urine. Later in pregancy might even feel cramping. ...Read more

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What can I do for a yeast infection in pregnancy?

OTC preps and yogurt: Monistat or gynelotrimen are safe. Strongly recommend taking a lot of pro-biotics like yogurt, kefir, kambu-cha, as well. Stay away from sugar and simple carbohydrates. Even fruit in excess is a source for feeding yeast. ...Read more

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How can I prevent uterine infections during pregnancy?

How can I prevent uterine infections during pregnancy?

Cannot: Uterine infections during pregnancy are quite uncommon. It is not entirely clear what you are asking, since the nature and mode of acquisition of the infection are not specified. If you are worried about stds, limit your sexual partners and stay completely protected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vaginal infection in pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of vaginal infection in pregnancy?

Vaginal Infection: In pregnancy it is not unusual to have an increased vaginal discharge. However, it it is accompanied by itching, a foul smell, or a discoloration, you may want to be checked for possible infections. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I have a yeast infection or pregnancy symptoms?

A + pregnancy test: Can help to distinguish -but remember that pregnancy & yeast infection can co-exist. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of pregnancy or infection resulting from rape?

What is the likelihood of pregnancy or infection resulting from rape?

High for STDs: Depends what time of the month for pregnancy, if that happened to u or someone u knows that is terrible and feel sorry, but that person needs to see their gyn or go to teh er for an evalauation and std and preg prevention asap. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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