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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
Good question: A urinary tract infection can cause premature labor. It should be treated once diagnosed. However, some of the antibiotic agents can cross the placenta and result in fetal problems as well. So carefully discuss which are the safe antibiotics to use with your obstetrician. ...Read more
Several qualifiers: Hospitalization is needed for those conditions which cannot be managed as an outpatient.The prominent factors include: is the patient able to take oral medications & hold down enough fluids to stay hydrated? Is the germ causing the UTI one that can be treated in pregnancy with an oral medication? Is patient free of other complications? If any of these is no, a hospitalization may be needed. ...Read more
Pyelonephritis: Kidney infections during pregnancy can become serious infections quickly. It is imperative to treat quickly as an outpatient and follow closely. Due to the fact that there is increased glucose in the urine of pregnant women, bacteria thrive more abundantly. If persistent fever with flank or kidney pain, hospitalization with IV antibiotics may be indicated. Follow the doctor's instructions. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Get treated.: Be certain you tell your prescriber that you are 22 wks in your pregnancy; this will enable them to select an antibiotic that carries little/no risk to the baby. It is important to get plenty of fluids. Keep well hydrated, as this reduces the risk of premature uterine contractions. It is also important to have a urine culture done at the end of the antibiotic treatment to be sure infection's gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Roughly 8 weeks pregnant and lower back is kinda achy? Could it be the start of kidney infection? Never had one before
Maybe: Bladder infections are common and it is reasonable to have it checked out. The low back pain could be musculoskeletal since pregnancy changes the center of gravity. It also could be a sign of impending miscarriage among other diagnosis. You should be checked out for UTI and other possibilities. ...Read more
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Can a UTI during pregnancy be harmful to the fetus even if it never develops to a kidney infection?
I have a history of UTI's, bladder and kidney infections since I was a child. How do I know if I am liable to get pregnant or not?
I am pregnant and I have a kidney infection the pain is horrific I am on 250 125 mg co amoxiclav for 7 days the fever has gone ect but the pain has worsend I have been in the antiboitics for 2 whole days 48h should I be worried the pain hasnt gone ?
Yes: You need to be reevaluated if your pain is that severe. ...Read more