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I am pregnant, can leishmaniasis harm my child?

I am pregnant, can leishmaniasis harm my child?

Potentially Yes: Please refer your OB to the following national institutes of health website. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1784584/. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

No, They don't lead : To fetal loss. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions with a clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings. ...Read more

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Is kitty litter harmful to pregnant women?

Is kitty litter harmful to pregnant women?

Probably not: Toxoplasmosis is the concern for pregnant women handling kitty litter. If you do not know if you have been exposed, it is best to avoid the kitty litter; also gardening can be a way to get exposed to it. If exposed, while pregnant, it can be passed to the baby 60% of time and cause problems with growth restriction and brain development among other concerns. ...Read more

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Is taking Malta Guinness dangerous to pregnant woman?

Is taking Malta Guinness dangerous to pregnant woman?

No: As far as I understand, Malta Guiness is completely free from alcohol. Some "alcohol-free" beverages like O'Douls and Vino actually have small amounts of alcohol (about 0.5 percent), so they are not really alcohol free. If large amounts are consumed, significant amounts of alcohol can be absorbed, and there is no "safe" amount in pregnancy. However, Malta Guiness is listed as zero alcohol. ...Read more

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Are shingles harmful to pregnant women?

Are shingles harmful to pregnant women?

No risk: If you get shingles when you’re pregnant, it’s usually mild and there’s no risk to you or your baby. ...Read more

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Is rabies treatment safe when pregnant?

Is rabies treatment safe when pregnant?

Yes: And you really don't have a choice, if you care at all for your life or the life of your unborn child. Please do what you must. ...Read more

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Can a virgin get pregnant w/ sex w/o penetration? Can pre-ejaculate cause pregnancy?

Can a virgin get pregnant w/ sex w/o penetration? Can pre-ejaculate cause pregnancy?

Have no idea: what this means. External Genital contact has at least some risk. It's pretty common for ejaculation at the opening of the vagina with some (small) risk of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do medicines taken by a pregnant woman affect the unborn baby?

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Do medicines taken by a pregnant woman affect the unborn baby?

Pregnancy & Med's.: Many medications are risky or contraindicated in pregnancy. The list is quite extensive. If any medications are prescribed, close monitoring is a must, as well as thorough discussions of beneficial as well as possible risks, along with review of risks of coming off of the medications when plan pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can taking placebos harm your baby in early pregnancy?

Can taking placebos harm your baby in early pregnancy?

No: True placebos are pills (or liquids) that do not actually contain any medication. Any benefit or harm they might cause is all in the person's mind. They can not cause any actual harm to your baby. ...Read more

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Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

No: It is unlikely to remain in your system very long after exposure. Some bug sprays are considered unsafe in pregnancy, but the risks are low. What is more, certain insect-born illnesses are potentially more harmful, so you'll have to weigh your risks and benefits based on your location. I usually recommend deet-free bug sprays. ...Read more

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Can a gonorrhea infection during pregnancy harm the unborn child?

Can a gonorrhea infection during pregnancy harm the unborn child?

Depends: Recognition & treatment of gonorrhea during pregnancy does not necessarily harm the fetus. The infection can remain localized to external glandular structures and the exterior cervix without invading the fetus. Other std's like syphillis have a variable effect. If untreated, the baby may acquire gc and lose vision from a tremendous eye infection. If concerned get tested & treated. ...Read more

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Will noroxin (norfloxacin) antibiotics harm the fetus if taken during pregnancy?

Will noroxin (norfloxacin) antibiotics harm the fetus if taken during pregnancy?

Do not take: Noroxin (norfloxacin) is in a class of antibiotics called "quinolones" which are considered unsafe to take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is scabies dangerous in pregnancy?

Is scabies dangerous in pregnancy?

Scabies: Scabies is a ksin infection caused by a mite called sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies can cause intense itching which worsens at night. If you check your skin you can see little burrows made by small blisters and bumps in skin folds. Places you might find them include your armpits, inner elbows, between your fingers, on your feet, around the buttocks, genitalia and breasts. It isn't likely to cause more. ...Read more

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Why is toxoplasmosis so harmful in pregnancy?

Why is toxoplasmosis so harmful in pregnancy?

Toxo & pregnancy: Any infection during pregnancy is concerning because there are two individuals to be concerned about. Although your immune system is functional, the baby's is not so the infection can be more severe in them and also affect the developing tissues and organs. So follow with your physician closely. ...Read more

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Can bladder infections harm my unborn baby during pregnancy?

Can bladder infections harm my unborn baby during pregnancy?

Anything possible: But not likely. If the infection remains confined to the urinary tract there is little evidence that this will be harmful to the fetus. Get better and have a great baby. ...Read more

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Can using a vibrator harm the baby at 35 weeks pregnant?

Can using a vibrator harm the baby at 35 weeks pregnant?

I would: think not but if any leakage of vaginal/amniotic fluid becomes evident dont insert in vagina. in general its probably safe ...Read more

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Can tussin CF harm me if im pregnant?

Can tussin CF harm me if im pregnant?

No: This medication contains dextromethorphan, guanenisine and phenylephine. These have not proven harmful in pregnancy. Some would avoid phenylephine in 1st trimester, or use only if necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Bonnie Furner
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Leishmaniasis (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted by the sandfly found in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. There are several different forms of the infection, with the most common ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Kala Azar (Definition)

Kala azar = Leishmaniasis , a potentially fatal infection by a protozoan parasite ...Read more