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Plaquenil Pregnancy Risk Of Infection
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
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
Do anti malaria drugs such as plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) suppress the immune system and cause susceptibility to infections or no ?
No it Does Not: No it does not suppress immune system and cause susceptibility to infections. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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Heparin: Risk for miscarriages have been related and will be significant in patient with anti phospholipids syndrome. Heparin will be needed during prenancy to reduce risk for miscarriages. It is safe to use Heparin during pregnancy. You will need to be seen by your ob/perinatologist and will likely be referred to a hematologist for your high risk pregnancy. ...Read more
I had a lot of unprotected sex with one person. I'm scared I was gonna ask how safe abortion is and facts about it. Or teen pregnancy risk?
I've been on Sprintec for 10 months & I was wondering is it safe for my boyfriend to ejaculate inside of me? What are the pregnancy risk factors?
Yes: In terms of prevention of pregnancy, birth control pills are going to prevent pregnancy appx 94% of the time. As you likely know, they do not protect against STDs. Best is to have your partner be checked for STDs and show you his negative results. Otherwise I recommend using birth control pills and condoms. When both are used, very close to 99% prevention of pregnancy (as well as STD) ...Read more
What abortion is safer after having a c section 8 months ago. Im really nervous. I would keep the baby to too afraid of pregnancy risk at the moment?
Talk to your OB: Most women give birth without a problem after having a previous c-section. Decisions about abortion need to be made after gathering all the facts and options. It is a life and death matter for the baby and mother. It is also important to remember no one can predict the future. There are women who are high risk who do fine, and one who are low risk who don't. Don't make a decision out of fear. ...Read more
YES!: Women who get pregnant with iud in situ face high risk for adverse perinatal outcomes including miscarriage fetal loss preterm premature rupture of membranes preterm birth chorioamnionitis and resultant cerebral palsy. Your obstetrician will determine if the iud should be pulled in the first trimester or not on the basis of its location in relation to the gestational sac. ...Read more
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
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