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Is There A Risk To Taking Antibiotics For A Uti While Pregnant
Depends: Some antibiotics like penicillins, Ampicillin amoxicillin, Clindamycin + Erythromycin are perfectly safe. Tetracyclines should definitely not be used, they can damage a pregnant woman's liver + can discolor the baby's teeth after birth. Macrodantin + Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) are probably safe although recent studies have cast suspicion thb t there many be a tiny risk of birth defects. Always check with OB dr. 1st. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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Is it bad to take medications for pcos while pregnant? Will that make it a higher chance for a miscarriage?
Medicines: What medicines are you asking about? Some are safe, some not. ...Read more
While having a condition of bronciectasis, should a female avoid pregnancy
especially if there is frequently a need for antibiotics
Depends: What antibiotics are you referring to? They differ greatly in their potential effects on the developing fetus. Go and discuss this with an ob/gyn doctor and if you want to become pregnant - best of luck. ...Read more
Any antibiotic: Yeast infections can occur with any use of antibiotics, as the natural flora of the vaginal tract can be disrupted. This disruption allows yeast infections to opportunistically occur. Eating yogurt with an active culture can prevent vaginitis, and using an otc vaginal yeast medication will also help. Seer your physician again if these do not help. ...Read more
Yes: It depends on allergies, other meds, whether or not your are pregnant, and whether or not a culture was done. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (a sulfa drug), ciprofloxin and Amoxicillin are common alternatives. If a culture was done, it generally directs your doctor to the right drug. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the probability to have a birth defect for taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) forte during the 1st 10 days of pregnancy having no idea that there is a baby there!
No risk: None. Absolutely no risk in this scenario. ...Read more
I'm taking doxycycline for a possible chlamydia infection, will it still be effective if i drink alcohol during the one-week regimen?
Is it safe to take Macrobid while pregnant? Er doctor said there were bugs in my pee and prescribed that for a possible uti/kidney infection
Please advice to what category does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) forte belong to and whether is it a risk for a pregnant woman to take during the 1st 10 days of pregnancy?
If a male has been taking spironolactone and estrogen for a month and gets a female pregnant, will there likely be any complications in the pregnancy?
No: The males exposure to those medications would not affect the baby. ...Read more
I heard that microbid is a horrible antibotic? Any other suggestions of an antibotic for UTI in a pregnant women
UTI: There is a wide variety of antibiotics available with which to treat uti. Your doctor will select the one they feel is most appropriate for you. ...Read more
Will a blood test show infection if I am currently taking antibiotics (doxycycline)? Is it possible for infection to spread when on antibiotics?
Yes: It is possible to have an infection while on antibiotics, even possible for that infection to be resistant and untreated by that antibiotics. Cultures may grow more slowly in presence of antibiotics. The blood test may show an indication like an elevated WBC but if the infection is in the blood that would be trouble. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was given Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a uti. I read that is a very dangerous antibiotic. Is there any precautions I should take and exactly how safe is it?
Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a sulfa antibiotic and is one of the oldest. I am not quite sure about dangerous, however it needs to.be used with caution with pregnancy and with young children. If you are allergic to sulfa it can be a problem. Sulfa though has been used for millions of uti iinfections through the years and has not caused problems. If no allergies I still use it frequently for first line treatment U ...Read more
Yes you can: There is noedicsl reason for you to avoid intercourse. However discomfort can prevent you from having intercourse. It is not uncommon for many people to avoid intercourse for several days. I would encourage you to void shortly after intercourse. ...Read more
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more
A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more
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