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

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

Maybe,maybe not: As long as the germ does not enter your blood, the risk to baby is minimal.That risk would depend on how sick you become and how that detracts from your ability to carry the pregnancy.If the infection is limited to your intestines and you recover over time, the baby should not be effected at all. ...Read more

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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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34 weeks pregnant.AST=33,ALT=52; Hep A positive; Hep B and Hep C negative. will my baby get infected? what will be complications in pregnancy?

34 weeks pregnant.AST=33,ALT=52; Hep A positive; Hep B and Hep C negative. will my baby get infected? what will be complications in pregnancy?

Unsure: there are not many cases of hepatitis A being transmitted to the baby from the mom. Your liver function numbers are reassuring. Please discuss with your OB provider and whoever your child's provider will be. What is reassuring is that transmission from mom to baby is rare in the medical literature ...Read more

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How does listeria cause stillbirth in pregnancy? Is it possible to be contaminated with listeria and not have any adverse symptoms until birth?

How does listeria cause stillbirth in pregnancy?  Is it possible to be contaminated with listeria and not have any adverse symptoms until birth?

Listeria: typically by infecting the bag of water. The symptoms might be mild enough that you might not be aware of them. Listeria is not a very common cause of chorioamnionitis, but is quite serious. ...Read more

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How can I prevent listeriosis infection during pregnancy? Avoid deli food?

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How can I prevent listeriosis infection during pregnancy? Avoid deli food?

Yes and more: Here are dietary recommendations for people at high risk of listeriosis including pregnant women. * avoid soft cheeses * avoid foods from delicatessen counters, e.g., prepared salads, meats. * avoid raw or unpasteurized milk * avoid refrigerated pates and other meat spreads * cook leftover foods or ready-to-eat foods until steaming hot before eating. ...Read more

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Can you still carry GBS after pregnancy? If so can this cause staph infections etc?

Can you still carry GBS after pregnancy? If so can this cause staph infections etc?

GBS- YES; Staph-NO: Group B strep (GBS) is not an uncommon bacteria that is part of the normal bacterial flora one may find of the skin of many people. It's not a big deal until pregnancy when it's associated complications such as miscarriages. This bacteria will NOT cause a staph infection. An entirely different type of bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus, causes staph infections. ...Read more

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Ripped incision from vaginal tubal. Pregnant 10 months later. Miscarried. Did i damage effectiveness of procedure? Possible 2 carry a child in future?

Ripped incision from vaginal tubal. Pregnant 10 months later. Miscarried. Did i damage effectiveness of procedure? Possible 2 carry a child in future?

Calm: Up to 30% of all pregnancies miscarry in the first trimester without anyone's "fault." i like to think positively and say, "of course, it's possible as you conceived post vaginal tubal complication." i think the miscarriage was not due to the incision issue. Think calm positive thoughts about your future conception possibilities. ...Read more

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Will endocarditis complicate my pregnancy?

Will endocarditis complicate my pregnancy?

VERY Unlikely: Any infection can occur at any time, but in perfectly healthy women, pregnancy does not increase the risk of endocarditis (infection of the heart valves). For women with mild heart valve issues, the american heart assoc. No longer recommends (based on data) that antibiotics need to be given before delivery (vaginal or cesearan section) just to prevent a valve infection. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant with group b strep. Terrified something bad will happen to my baby. Antibiotics will kill the bacteria so she will be safe, right?

I'm pregnant with group b strep.  Terrified something bad will happen to my baby.  Antibiotics will kill the bacteria so she will be safe, right?

Relax/so common: GBS is a common inhabitant of the poop and female genital tract. About 30% will be positive on screening at any point & it comes & goes, often without treatment. Oral antibiotics do not end your potential to carry it so those who screen positive are given IV antibiotics (higher dose) while in labor to protect baby. ...Read more

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How long to wait after taking rubella vaccination to plan pregnancy?

How long to wait after taking rubella vaccination to plan pregnancy?

At least a month: If your rubella titer is non immune, you should receive a rubella vaccine at least 1 month before you become pregnant. Receiving it too close to your pregnancy may affect your unborn child. There are good guidelines on the CDC website to guide you along. Congratulations for thinking about the safety of your unborn child. ...Read more

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Can you have lasting pregnancy complications after abortion?

Can you have lasting pregnancy complications after abortion?

Post abortion : A properly done abortion should not cause any problems in a subsequent pregnancy. No pregnancy is risk free. Even if you have problems, you don't need to assume they are related to a prior abortion. ...Read more

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How should we prevent teenage HIV infection and pregnancy?

How should we prevent teenage HIV infection and pregnancy?

STD's: I tell all my patients and students that pregnancy is a sexually transmitted disease just as is hiv. Both are reliably prevented by not having sex until you know who your partner is, their HIV status and you are ready for the responsibility that goes along with the behavior. Since this usually falls on deaf ears, condoms are an option but are not 100% effective for either sexually transmitted ds. ...Read more

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How do chlamydial infections lead to ectopic pregnacies and blindness?

How do chlamydial infections lead to ectopic pregnacies and blindness?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia infections that are not diagnosed early, but spread to the uterus and fallopian tubes can cause pid (pelvic inflammatory disease). Pid may damage the tube, which then may result in an ectopic pregnancy. For women, chlamydia infections do not have obvious symptoms and pid can be very difficult to diagnose. Chlamydia can be transmitted to an infant during childbirth if the mother has it. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

Yes.: The risk of vertical transmission increases with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Conversely, the risks of intracranial lesions and serious neurodevelopmental sequelae decrease with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Rarely, fetal infection leads to stillbirth or neonatal death. ...Read more

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How long after you ingest a bad egg will you see symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

How long after you ingest a bad egg will you see symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

1-3 days: Is the incubation period of salmonellosis. The strain commonly associated with eggs is salmonella enterica subspecies enteritidis which is able to colonize the ovaries of hens. ...Read more

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16 weeks pregnant gallbladder disease symptoms. Negative abdominal ultrasound. Thinking still gallbladder. Risks in waiting after birth to treat/test?

16 weeks pregnant gallbladder disease symptoms. Negative abdominal ultrasound. Thinking still gallbladder. Risks in waiting after birth to treat/test?

Unlikely : The ultrasound is very sensitive at picking up gallstones, on rare occasions, it may be wrong, and other imaging is necessary. However in your case, it may be due to other causes, such as appendicitis, kidney infection, gastritis, or reflux. You may need additional testing if the symptoms worsen, in that case, see your obstetrician if a GI consult is warranted. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana before pregnancy cause any complications while pregnancy?

Can smoking marijuana before pregnancy cause any complications while pregnancy?

It certainly might: It appears that exposure to marijuana during embryonic/fetal development can cause behavior problems. Exactly when during development the danger happens is unknown but we do know that marijuana substances can stay in your body for quite some time even after you stop. Why subject your children to such risk? Besides all this, smoking *anything* puts carbon monoxide and other poisons in your body. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more