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What should I know about pyelonephritis while pregnant?

What should I know about pyelonephritis while pregnant?

Cause and Treatment: It can be a serious problem that results in premature delivery or abortion. If you were told of this you should immediately contact your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


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If I have a kidney infection & pregnant can that affect my baby?

If I have a kidney infection & pregnant can that affect my baby?

Yes, risk of early: Onset of labor and baby being born premature. Hope your OB dr. Is aware. Ob might consult with an infectious disease specialist if the infecting bacteria are not sensitive to an antibiotic which would be harmless to the baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for kidney infection to affect pregnancy?

Is it possible for kidney infection to affect pregnancy?

Yes: Kidney Infection can cause preterm labor and infection in the baby. Kidney infection can become severe in pregnancy and may need admission. So, be careful and treat it quickly. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between kidney infection or pregnancy.?

How to tell the difference between kidney infection or pregnancy.?

Urine test: A simple urine test will tell you if you are pregnant or have a kidney infection. ...Read more

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What is the effect of kidney infection on pregnant woman and the baby?

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

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What is the likelihood of being hospitalized for a kidney infection in pregnancy?

What is the likelihood of being hospitalized for a kidney infection in pregnancy?

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

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How do doctors manage kidney infections in pregnancy?

How do doctors manage kidney infections in pregnancy?

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 more

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Would they be able to tell if im pregnant if i get a test for kidney infection?

Would they be able to tell if im pregnant if i get a test for kidney infection?

Urinalysis: Not unless a pregnancy test is ordered. Please tell your physician if there is any chance you may be pregnant so that this is tested fo.. ...Read more

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Kidney infection at 22 weeks pregnant, can it effect baby?

Kidney infection at 22 weeks pregnant, can it effect baby?

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 more