Top 20 Doctor insights on: Infection affect pregnancy

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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. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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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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Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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