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Is it dangerous to have an abnormal papsmear during 11th week of pregnancy and a yeast infection?

Is it dangerous to have an abnormal papsmear during 11th week of pregnancy and a yeast infection?

Check with your HCP: Wait until after 14 weeks to treat the yeast infection. Speak with your doctor about the safest local treatment and scheduling a colposcopy for the abnormal pap smear. This is a painless procedure which allows her/him to take a closer look at the cervix through a magnifying device. Generally, biopsy of the cervix is not indicated during pregnancy unless your hcp determines it is advisable. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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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

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Can a yeast infection give any effects during my pregnancy?

Can a yeast infection give any effects during my pregnancy?

Yes. Get it treated: Although this is not something that happens often, it is possible for vaginal yeast to cause intrauterine inflammation and preterm labor. Yeast infections are common in pregnancy. Call your OB today to get a prescription for the yeast. Avoid over the counter treatments until you've discussed them with OB. Clotrimazole for 7 days is considered safe, but there are other creams that OBs prefer. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy cause yeast infection? What kind of medicine is safe to take during pregnancy to help with yeast infection?

Does pregnancy cause yeast infection? What kind of medicine is safe to take during pregnancy to help with yeast infection?

Yeast infection: These are quite common in pregnant women particularly during the second trimester. During pregnancy physicians recommend vaginal creams and suppositories only. The oral medication, Diflucan (fluconazole) (a single-dose medication), has not been proven safe during pregnancy and lactation. ...Read more

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Can having an untreated yeast infection or one that is there to long during pregnancy harm the baby?

Can having an untreated yeast infection or one that is there to long during pregnancy harm the baby?

No: A vaginal yeast infection is unlikely to cause problems in pregnancy other than making you itchy and uncomfortable. It will not hurt the baby. Over the counter yeast infections are available that you can try now. If it is not improving then you need to be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Yeast infection during pregnancy.Have had a yeast infection for the past 2 months have also been diagnosed with gbs how can I get rid of it?

GBS more important: If by "gbs" you mean group-b strep, that needs to be addressed first, as it can be passed to your baby at delivery. See your doctor. If you have a vaginal yeast infection your doc can prescribe a cream for that, but far more important for your baby is to treat the strep infection. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a safe treatment for yeast infection during pregnancy?

Notify obstetrician.: Tell your ob. 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. 7. Try wearing pants that fit loosely. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching/dryness during pregnancy...Treated twice for yeast infection?

Vaginal itching/dryness during pregnancy...Treated twice for yeast infection?

Vaginitis : This could also be due to a bacterial vaginosis infection or trichomonas. You need to be examined and evaluated by a physician whom can perform a wet mount and make further assessment of the cause of your itching or discharge. ...Read more

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Can I take terazol (terconazole) 3 during week 12 of pregnancy for a yeast infection?

Probably yes: Almost certainly this would be safe and effective. But to be entirely certain, call your Ob's office. ...Read more

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Is i safe to use Monistat for yeast infection during pregnancy? Can I use it if the infection isn't confirmed by my gyn? Thanks

Is i safe to use Monistat for yeast infection during pregnancy? Can I use it if the infection isn't confirmed by my gyn? Thanks

Yes and no.: Vaginal cream monistat is safe in pregnancy, however i would recommend only using it after your obstetrician has examined you to diagnose a clinically significant yeast vaginitis. ...Read more

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Can I soak in Epsom salt bath during pregnancy to help treat yeast infection?

Can I soak in Epsom salt bath during pregnancy to help treat yeast infection?

Epsom=Jetsam: Quote: " As an ideal means of relieving stress at the end of a hard day, two cups of Epsom salts in a tub of hot water can help to soothe jangled nerves and restore a sense of well being."-- I suspect the Epsom Salts will be doing the same for the yeast. In other words, when you get out of your relaxing bath, use a medication recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. ...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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more