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Medicine For Infection Of The Pregnancy Membranes
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
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
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
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
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