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Infection Of The Pregnancy Membranes In Children
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
Delivery: Amnionitis/chorioamnionitis is a very serious infection that is usually not resolvable with antibiotics alone. Delivery is usually the only option both for the health of the mother and for the best chance for survival of the baby. ...Read more
If a pt has known chorioamnionitis during pregnancy, what treatments can be done during to treat the infection & inflammation?
Antibiotics&delivery: Effective antibiotics can be given to minimize the risk to the baby. Delivery does not have to be done emergently by c-section, but the baby should be delivered as soon as possible if it is mature. ...Read more
How quickly can a chorioamnionitis infection develop? Is it possible to develop it during labour or is it pre-existing?
I had 2 miscarriages at 17 weeks due to acute chorioamnionitis. Can it occur again in next pregnancy & how can it be treated in next pregnancy.
Not likely: Chorioamnionitis is usually an acute event that does not recur. If this has happened to your twice then that is rare and should be evaluated. I would schedule a visit with a maternal fetal medicine specialist in your area and discuss testing that can be done before you get pregnant again. Also you can discuss how your next pregnancy could be managed differently. ...Read more
I delivered prematurely. Placenta pathology report showed acute chorioamnionitis, but there were no clinical consequences. Can you have chorioamnionitis with neither mom or baby suffering an infection?
Chorioamnionitis: You did suffer consequences with the preterm delivery. The chorionic layer along with the amnion were infected and initiated contractions. ...Read more
If a pt requests an prescription for a +ve group b strep infection prior to delivery, can this prevent ascending infection resulting in chorioamnionitis in l&d?
Not reliably: This was tried in controlled studies in the past and found ineffective in reliably eliminating group b carriage. One likely problem is gbs is a common inhabitant of the intestinal tract & oral medications likely can't reach all the germ traveling within the stool. Standard rx is to give IV meds in labor to surpress/kill any residual germs. Such protocols have dropped infection rates substanti. ...Read more
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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
Pregnancy test: Highly unlike that any form of infection will influence the results of a pregnancy test measuring human chorionic gonadotropin. ...Read more
I have h pyroli infection, is it curable, it reoccure, how long I take medication, now I am planning pregnancy?
I feel pains during and after making love to husband and am almost nine months gone in my pregnancy. Pls do I have infection?
I would suggest seeing your DR and informing them of your symptoms.
An exam will be necessary to make a DX ...Read more
I am about a month pregnant and I have an infection with discharge, yellowish cheesy discharge. I want to terminate the pregnancy?
Is it possible to get a positive pregnancy test followed by a negative test, I think I have a yest infection can that effect the result of the test?
Infection should not: Affect the pregnancy test best of luck! ...Read more
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
No: There is no data to say that simply having had an abortion increases your risk for any kind of infection in the future. Abortions can be associated with very severe infections, so for women who chose this option, it is best to work with a physician who has experience. Also, if a woman thinks that she had a spontaneous abortion or doesn't feel the baby move, she should contact her doctor right away. ...Read more
Not really: While you can get yeast infections in pregnancy, you can get them just as easily when you aren't pregnant as well. Actually persistent yeast infections can be seen in diabetics and people using corticosteroids. I tend to see more yeast infections in mid summer and mid winter. ...Read more
If I had vaginosis for 2 months of my pregnancy. Can this infection spread to my fetus? If so, what damage can it cause?
Is it normal for sex to be a little painful during pregnancy, got checked a week ago no infections but still painful I'm 14 weeks pregnant?
Can be: Remember your body is changing as a human being grows inside you. It is common for many women to complain about pain during intercourse as well as many other activities. Get checked to make sure everything is ok then adjust your activities to avoid things that cause pain. ...Read more
I think ive got a bladder infection but im normally due on now & still not. I've taken a pregnancy test just to b sure & its nega does it effect them?
Here are some. ..: Nowadays, doing HPT in a wk after missing the expected period & repeating it in a wk if the first test was (-) & still in doubt has become the standard to avoid second guess for pregnancy. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely for less worry for conception in the future. ...Read more
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
I had my first yeast infection when I was pregnant. Had it 4 times during pregnancy & it's been 3 months now & I've gotten it 2 moretimes since then.
Candidal vaginitis: When treating this, continue therapy at least thru one menstrual period, and during this time have your sexual partner put antifungal cream on his penis twice a day. If this does not clear things up and you are not taking antibiotics you should be checked to see if you have diabetes or other problems with your immune system. Good luck. ...Read more
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