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Is it worse to take antibiotics while pregnant or to have a bacterial infection?

Is it worse to take antibiotics while pregnant or to have a bacterial infection?

Antibiotics/pregnant: Pregnancy is not a disease, but a positive choice to have a child. If ill, take the antibiotic prescribed. If conception is undesirable, then use an additional method of contraception during that monthly cycle. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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 am on antibiotic Doxcycycline Hyclate 100 mg 2 times/day for 7 days to treat skin bacterial infection.Is it safe to take the flu vaccine while on it?

I am on antibiotic Doxcycycline Hyclate 100 mg 2 times/day for 7 days to treat skin bacterial infection.Is it safe to take the flu vaccine while on it?

No worries: Taking Doxycycline antibiotic does not cause a problem with the flu vaccine. Likewise, getting a flu vaccine doesn't create a problem with the Doxycycline. ...Read more

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I am 32 weeks pregnant and I was prescribed metronidazole 500mg for my bacterial infection. Is this safe to take with my prenatal vitamins as well?

I am 32 weeks pregnant and I was prescribed metronidazole 500mg for my bacterial infection. Is this safe to take with my prenatal vitamins as well?

Taking prenatal vits: There should be no problem taking prenatal vitamins with your medication, except take them at different times of the day ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic for a bacterial infection with epididymitis orchitis?

What is the best antibiotic for a bacterial infection with epididymitis orchitis?

See below: Before culture results:One injection in muscle of 250-500mg ceftrioxone+azithromyci 1gm by mouth(or doxycycline 100mg 2Xdaily for 1-2wks) In men older than 35 with recent instrumentation or UTI and no suspicion of STD:Ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal infection or bacterial infection make it harder for me to get pregnant?

Can a vaginal infection or bacterial infection make it harder for me to get pregnant?

Usually no: Most vaginal infections like yeast, bacterial vaginosis don't affect your ability to get pregnant. Past history of stds including gonorrhea, chlamydia may cause tubal blockage and could be a factor. Delay in getting pregnant may also relate to declining fertility with age. ...Read more

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Can you deliver vaginally if you have had utis and bacterial infections throughout your pregnancy?

Can you deliver vaginally if you have had utis and bacterial infections throughout your pregnancy?

Most likely: Many women have uti's and vaginal infections during pregnancy. There are however certain infections which may require preventive antibiotic treatments during labor like group b strep and certain stds. Check with your md to learn about the exact type of infection and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's a real good antibiotic for a bacterial infection?

What's a real good antibiotic for a bacterial infection?

Depends: certain antibiotics can be good for one bug but not another. cultures and sensitivity testing needs to be done . ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more