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Doctor insights on: Infection Of The Pregnancy Membranes In Children

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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What is the treatment for infection of the pregnancy membranes?

What is the treatment for infection of the pregnancy membranes?

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

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What makes a premature rupture of membranes in pregnancy a high risk for infection?

What makes a premature rupture of membranes in pregnancy a high risk for infection?

Group B strep: If the vagina is colonized with group b strep and the membranes rupture. The baby is exposed to this infection the longer the membranes remain ruptured and the longer the baby is not delivered. ...Read more

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If a pt has known chorioamnionitis during pregnancy, what treatments can be done during to treat the infection & inflammation?

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

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I had HPV as a teenager. Could that have caused chorioamnionitis during my pregnancy?

I had HPV as a teenager. Could that have caused chorioamnionitis during my pregnancy?

No: The two are not related at all. Hpv for the most part is confined to the squamous cells on the outermost portion of your cervix, of your vagina, vulva and anus. We don't always know why women get chorioamnionitis. Hope you and baby are doing okay. ...Read more

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How quickly can a chorioamnionitis infection develop? Is it possible to develop it during labour or is it pre-existing?

How quickly can a chorioamnionitis infection develop? Is it possible to develop it during labour or is it pre-existing?

Varies: Chorioamnionitis usually occurs in labor but yes it can occur before. Typically the longer you're on labor with your water broken the higher the risks. It certainly can occur fast in some cases though. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What is the difference between intrauterine infection, chorioamnionitis and fetal infection?

What is the difference between intrauterine infection, chorioamnionitis and fetal infection?

Constipation: Whether given alone or in conjunction with other juices, the desired effect will be similar. In addition to giving more fiber, there is also an increase in the amount of fluids. The more fiber and fluids is consumed, the better the outcome in treating constipation. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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 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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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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What can I do for a yeast infection in pregnancy?

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

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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I had an abortion, am I more susceptible to streptococcal infections in future pregnancies?

I had an abortion, am I more susceptible to streptococcal infections in future pregnancies?

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

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I had a yeast infection for the first time, I heard this could be a sign of early pregnancy?

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

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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

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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

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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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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.

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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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