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I am pregnant, will there be complications with a listeria infection?

I am pregnant, will there be complications with a listeria infection?

See below: If you are pregnant and are infected with listeria, you are at an increased risk of : miscarriage premature delivery infection to the newborn death to the newborn (about 22% of cases of perinatal listeriosis result in stillbirth or neonatal death). Get checked asap if you think you might have been exposed or infected. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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5 months pregnant and ate lunch meat two days in a row should I be worried about getting listeria?

Probably not: Unless there is a recall of the brand you ate you are probably fine. In the future avoid soft, unpasteurized cheeses such as Brie and Camembert and if you still want to eat lunch meat and are worried, heat it. Heat kills Listeria. In the meantime if you have any symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, or fever, see your doctor, early treatment will protect your baby. http://www.foodsafety.gov/poisoning/causes/bacteriaviruses/listeria/ ...Read more

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At 7 months pregnant should I be concerned about listeria? I want to eat deli meat but don't want to pug baby at risk

At 7 months pregnant should I be concerned about listeria? I want to eat deli meat but don't want to pug baby at risk

Cook it: The best idea with deli meat (and i realize that it doesn't sound appetizing at all times!) is to heat your deli meat. Problems for listeria do lessen with advancing gestational age, but can still occur, so be safe. Best wishes for pregnancy! ...Read more

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Why does being pregnant make your chances of contracting listeria higher? Do you have a suppressed ammune system when pregnant?

Why does being pregnant make your chances of contracting listeria higher? Do you have a suppressed ammune system when pregnant?

Listeria pregnancy: Yes the reason pregnant women are at 10-20x higher risk of catching pregnancy is likely due to changes in their immune system. The bigger danger is that listeria can cross the placenta and infect the baby. ...Read more

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Pregnant. Can my baby be infected with listeria without me having any symptoms or knowing I have it? Very worried about listeria.

Pregnant. Can my baby be infected with listeria without me having any symptoms or knowing I have it? Very worried about listeria.

Very unlikely: If you have no symptoms and have not consumed any suspicious foods, it is unlikely. If you had consumed suspicious foods and have fever & gastrointestinal symptoms, your doctor can order blood & stool tests to have you tested. ...Read more

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Do i need to wash avocados before eating? I've never done it. I'm 21w3d pregnant and have eaten 3 in the past couple of days. Terrified of listeria.

Do i need to wash avocados before eating?  I've never done it. I'm 21w3d pregnant and have eaten 3 in the past couple of days. Terrified of listeria.

Listeriosis: Listeria monocytogenes is present in soil and on plants. Listeria is killed by heating and most adults can fight off infection, but pregnant women, who may have a compromised immune system, can develop a disease called listeriosis from eating foods contaminated with the bacteria. An infection increases your chance of a miscarriage may infect the fetus. It never hurts to wash fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Can butter left out at room temperature for 1 week grow listeria? Help! i'm pregnant and worried because i ate it and i've got sick with mild gastro.

Can butter left out at room temperature for 1 week grow listeria? Help! i'm pregnant and worried because i ate it and i've got sick with mild gastro.

See your doctor: Butter left out at room temperature for 1 week could certainly grow some type of bacteria. You should call your doctor in the morning and ask about it. If you are having severe gastroenteritis where you can't keep up your fluids, you are at risk of dehydration and this is risky for the pregnancy. In this case you might need to go to the emergency department. ...Read more

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18w pregnant. Used same knife that cut fully cooked cheeseburger 4 mayo. Still using mayo. Now worried. Will this make baby sick?Terrified of listeria

18w pregnant. Used same knife that cut fully cooked cheeseburger 4 mayo. Still using mayo. Now worried. Will this make baby sick?Terrified of listeria

Listeriosis: It is unlikely that you will acquire listeria infection in the manner in which you have described, and this is not likely to be making your baby sick. Pregnant women: typically experience only a mild, flu-like illness with listerial infection, but if it occurs they and the baby can be damaged, but what you describe is not a likely scenario. ...Read more

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I ate lettuce contaminated with listeria, what odds get sick if pregnant?

I ate lettuce contaminated with listeria, what odds get sick if pregnant?

Wait and see: Unfortunaely, you will have time "romaining" to see if diarrhea or fever result. ...Read more

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Pregnant. Cooked chicken this afternoon, refrigerated it. Can I eat it cold for dinner or is there risk of listeria?

Sure: Listeria is a bacterium usually transmitted by contaminated dairy products, not by chicken. As long as you carefully clean your pots and plates and utensils and have a clean water supply you shouldn't be worrying about food contamination. Good luck with your pregnancy!! ...Read more

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can deli ham and turkey that says cooked on package still cause listeria? might be pregnant, not sure if ok to eat ham & turkey sandwich.

 can deli ham and turkey that says cooked on package still cause listeria? might be pregnant, not sure if ok to eat ham & turkey sandwich.

Food borne bacteria: Any bacterium can infect anyone when not properly refrigerated or cooked to an appropriate temperature prior to ingestion. Pre cooked and packaged foods still require the same conditions and if you are unsure of the above, common sense says to forego partaking the food item, pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Iam 12 week pregnant, today Ate one slice of raw beef meat( air dried and salted,) can it cause listeria?how can i avoid? Will yogurt help?

Avoid raw meats: pregnant women are 10 more likely to get listeriosis isymtoms of listeria include headaches, muscle aches fever ,chills, nausea and vomiting . you should consult your doctor no and immediately if symtoms occur it can be treated with antibiotics. it can cause miscarriage prematurity, MR, blindness , and death ...Read more

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