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Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) (for autoimmune disease) cause increased infections?

Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) (for autoimmune disease) cause increased infections?

Not commonly: Unlike many meds used to treat autoimmune diseases (immune modulators that suppress the immune system) Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) has an antiinflammatory effect on autoimmune dss. So the risk of infections (seen with immune suppression) is uncommon. Major concern with this drug is effect on vision. Regular eye exams are recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Pregnancy Risk (Definition)

Many women have no problems with pregnancy other than the normal discomforts. Others, however, experience more serious complications that need immediate attention. You may hear your situation referred to as "high risk," and that simply means that if you had certain medical conditions before you were pregnant or had a complication during your pregnancy, you and your baby will be monitored more closely. It is extremely important that you stay in close contact with your doctor and call immediately if you experience any warning signs. Early diagnosis of a problem is important for your health ...Read more


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Why are they making me get a pregnancy test before starting plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

Why are they making me get a pregnancy test before starting plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

Category : It's not recommended in pregnancy so your doc is just being thorough and confirming that you're not pregnant. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I didn't take most of my meds in the past month including my Plaquenil for lupus BECAUSE i had long Viral Upper respiratory tract infection at the same time my stomach was paralyzed Gastroprosis.Now after,if i Restart Plaquenil is it still effective

I didn't take most of my meds in the past month including my Plaquenil for lupus BECAUSE i had long Viral Upper respiratory tract infection at the same time my stomach was paralyzed Gastroprosis.Now after,if i Restart Plaquenil is it still effective

MED QUEST(ION)!: Here is a link to the manufacturers monograph on the medication: http://products.sanofi.ca/en/plaquenil.pdf. The medication's effects can take anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks to be optimized, and there are multiple side effects. With your stated medical history, I would not restart the medication before first consulting with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What is the pregnancy risk for a 47 year old?

What is the pregnancy risk for a 47 year old?

Maternal age: The risk of pregnancy is very low. Pregnancy can occur and you should use birth control if you do not desire to be pregnant. The oldest patient that I have delivered conceived spontaneously at 48 years of age. ...Read more

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How high is the pregnancy risk if he only penetrates me for under 30 seconds?

How high is the pregnancy risk if he only penetrates me for under 30 seconds?

Pregnancy risk: The risk of ejaculation can occur even within 30 seconds. Some sperm can even come out prior to the complete ejaculate. Emergency contraception can be used within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. You should consider long term birth control. ...Read more

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How much of a pregnancy risk is fingering and precum?

How much of a pregnancy risk is fingering and precum?

Fingering: Has near zero risk unless the finger has sperm on it. Precum dose have significant risk depending on the females fertility issues and males active sperm in the precum. ...Read more

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Surgercal mesh implants and pregnancy risk and facts?

Surgercal mesh implants and pregnancy risk and facts?

Not a problem: The areas where we typically see mesh include repair of hernias, slings for incontinence, and for repair of vaginal prolapse. The answer depends on where the mesh is located. If you had repair of the pelvic floor, then you should not have a vaginal birth. If you had an incontinence procedure, then you can have a vaginal birth, but it might hurt the repair. All others are likely okay. Ask doc! ...Read more

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Is there a pregnancy risk if you swallow semen?

Is there a pregnancy risk if you swallow semen?

No: A sperm must fertilize and egg and implant in the uterus to begin a pregnancy. That will not happen if the semen is swallowed. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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