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Can yeast infection and urine infection affect the pregnancy test results......?

Can yeast infection and urine infection affect the pregnancy test results......?

Shouldn't: Neither should affect the protein the pregnancy tests are detecting. Also, the information packet with my in-house pregnancy tests does not list either as affecting the accuracy or sensitivity. Whatever the case, we always follow up with a blood sample sent to the laboratory to confirm. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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When on antibiotics for a UTI during pregnancy does that cause yeast infections?

When on antibiotics for a UTI during pregnancy does that cause yeast infections?

Any time: Since a broad-spectrum antibiotic kills both disease-causing and innocuous bacteria, this allows the yeast to proliferate. However whether one ends up with an yeast infection would depend on the individual , the duration , ; the type of antibiotic. I often prescribe an anti-fungal drug along with the antibiotic for some. However during pregnancy a safer choice may be probiotics. ...Read more

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What can I take for urinary tract infection with staph aureus?

What can I take for urinary tract infection with staph aureus?

Discuss with your Dr: Urine culture and sensitivity test should be performed to identify antibiotics that the staph is sensitive to, such as:- augmentin, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) levaquin, Erythromycin or in cases of very resistant organisms vancomycin or an other antibiotic. ...Read more

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Still curious if MRSA and cellulitis are the same infection?

Still curious if MRSA and cellulitis are the same infection?

Condition vs cause: Mrsa is a bacteria. Cellulitis is a visible inflammation (itis) of skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria.If you have repeated episodes, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong! ...Read more

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Sinus Infectipn-gene sequencing of a culture was positive for staphylococcus epidermidis MRSE. Are antibiotics the only way to cure the infection?

Sinus Infectipn-gene sequencing of a culture was positive for staphylococcus epidermidis MRSE. Are antibiotics the only way to cure the infection?

Appropriate Rx?: That seems like an unusual bacteria for sinusitis – I question the accuracy of the test. Probably that was a skin contaminant that has nothing to do with your sinusitis. Actually, the IDSA discourages antibiotic use for acute sinusitis. Would seek ID specialist or ENT. Antiinflammatory meds may help. Antibiotics could have side effects. Need to try conservative treatment first. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Took a yeast infection test...positive. Can a yeast infection cause aches in your vagina?

Took a yeast infection test...positive. Can a yeast infection cause aches in your vagina?

What kind of test?: Vaginal yeast causes itching, irritation, and sometimes increased vaginal discharge; most affected women would not call it "aching". What kind of test was it? In a doctor's office or something you found on line? If the latter, I suggest you ignore it and see your doctor. Definitely should not have and should ignore tests for "systemic" yeast or candida, like a saliva or "spit test". ...Read more

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Why is a urinary tract infection that started together with a vagina yeast infection treated with antibiotics? Isn't it fungal infection?

Why is a urinary tract infection that started together with  a vagina yeast infection treated with antibiotics? Isn't it fungal infection?

?two separate issues: A vaginal yeast infection can certainly irritate the area & that irritation can lead to a secondary invasion by germs that commonly hang around the genitals. The short distance between the pee outlet & the bladder makes women susceptible to invasion from the outside.Both the yeast & the germ would need separate rx. The best way to confirm a germ is involved is with a urine culture prior to rx. ...Read more

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Vaginal odor after antibiotics for tooth infection and yeast infection?

Vaginal odor after antibiotics for tooth infection  and yeast infection?

Very possible: Antibiotics reduce bacterial levels, often allowing for yeast overgrowth. Antibiotics will reduce spread of bacterial infection, but will not cure an infected tooth. You need actual Dental treatment to affect a cure. Please call your Dentist about the tooth infection and your OBGyn about your yeast infection.. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal bacteria infection make you late on your period?

Yes: Menstrual irregularities can occur from a wide variety of systemic condition which alter the metabolism or hormonal levels, and this includes infection. Bacterial vaginosis, however, if that is what you are referring to, is not likely to do this, although the emotional impact of having any form of infection might. ...Read more

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After treatment yeast infection i had pain during intercourse with slight bleeding.Tests for bacteria, yeast, gonorrhea, and chlamydia are negative.?

After treatment yeast infection i had pain during intercourse with slight bleeding.Tests for bacteria, yeast, gonorrhea, and chlamydia are negative.?

Pain during sex: Let's talk about non-medical causes. Was it rougher type sex you had or was your partner not gentle enough? Could your partner's member been too large for you? It's not just infection that could have caused the pain and bleeding, you know. ...Read more

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Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotics for an urinary tract infection prevent pregnancy?

Can the antibiotics for an urinary tract infection prevent pregnancy?

No: Antibiotics are known to render oral contraceptives less effective so may increase risk of pregnancy if you are taking birth control. However, they are unlikely to prevent pregnancy if you are taking a short course for a uti. ...Read more

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What can be done for a staph skin infection- cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

What can be done for a staph skin infection- cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Maybe: Depending on the culture and what it is actually sensitive to. That is why some strains are methocillin resistant (mrsa). Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication for you. ...Read more

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Are bacterial skin infections contagious a friend has a rash and says its a bacterial skin infection how would you contract a bacterial skin infection

Are bacterial skin infections contagious a friend has a rash and says its a bacterial skin infection how would you contract a bacterial skin infection

Hello. : Hello. There are a number of bacterial skin infections that can be transmitted by skin to skin contact. Some can be transmitted by touching contaminated clothing. ...Read more

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How to differentiate symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection? Are there skin reaction at the labia to the infection?

How to differentiate symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection? Are there skin reaction at the labia to the infection?

When uncertain -: This should be medically evaluated. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Bacterial vaginosis can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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. William O'Connor
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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (Definition)

Mrsa is a form of staph aureus that can come in 2 forms, community aquired and hospital acquired. The bacteria will be resistant to penicillins that are used to treat MRSA including methicillin and oxacillin. There can still be oral choices for treatment as long as the ...Read more