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Are recurrent but treated utis during pregnancy dangerous and why would they keep coming back?

Are recurrent but treated utis during pregnancy dangerous and why would they keep coming back?

Suppression: If you are having recurrent infections, you should discuss suppressive therapy (antibiotics) with your healthcare provider. You can become very sick from a urinary tract infection in pregnancy and this can lead to premature labor and possibly, premature delivery with infectious complications in you or in the neonate. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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What can I take for UTI in pregnancy?

What can I take for UTI in pregnancy?

Many possibilities: Your treating pcp can select an appropriate antibiotic based on a urine culture & lack of toxicity to the baby. ...Read more

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I have UTI in pregnancy and i'm worried! help?

Get treated: A UTI is really not a problem if treated. Get you physician to get a culture to make sure when they give you antibiotics, they will take care of the infection. If still having a problem, some people will repeat the culture a few weeks later to make sure it resolved. ...Read more

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Would a UTI go away faster on its own during pregnancy?

Would a UTI go away faster on its own during pregnancy?

UTI and pregnancy: The immune system of pregnant women is lower than that of women who are not pregnant; infections have more difficulty resolving on their own. ...Read more

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What is the difference between uti's & early pregnancy symptoms?

What is the difference between uti's & early pregnancy symptoms?

Quite a bit...: Uti: increase frequency, urgency, and burning on urination, even at night. Possible change in odor and color of urine. Maybe some incontinence of urine as well. Early pregnancy: many women feel nothing except missing period. Some have morning nausea, tender/swollen breasts, increase urination but no burning, and food aversion/cravings etc... Check a hpt. Check with doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im pregnant and I have a UTI what should I do im very early in pregnancy?

Im pregnant and I have a UTI what should I do im very early in pregnancy?

Visit your MD!: Sooner you get the infections out of your system... The better it is for both of you! little petty infections might turn big down the road for your little one ! regards and best of luck on your pregnancy ;). ...Read more

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Can a UTI affect a pregnancy test?

Can a UTI affect a pregnancy test?

No: A UTI will not affect the results of a pregnancy test. The pregnancy test checks for the hormone HCG and a urinary tract infection would have no effect on whether or not your body is producing hcg. ...Read more

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Will a UTI mess with a pregnancy test?

Will a UTI mess with a pregnancy test?

Usually not: The pregnancy test is looking for HCG levels - and this is usually not affected at all by urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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Uti in pregnancy, no symptoms. Treat or not ?

Uti in pregnancy, no symptoms. Treat or not ?

Definitely important: An asymptomatic UTI can easily ascend to the kidneys and result in pyelonephritis. This in turn can induce premature labor resulting in premature birth which in itself can definitely be harmful to the baby. So definitely treat. ...Read more

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Questioning UTI symptoms or possible early pregnancy symptoms ?

Questioning UTI symptoms or possible early pregnancy symptoms
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Take HPT to know.: pregnancy - may have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, insomnia, gagging & yawning. ...Read more

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If my pregnancy pain is due to UTI and cyst will my baby be okay ?

If my pregnancy pain is due to UTI and cyst will my baby be okay ?

Get tested: Untreated utis can lead to kidney infections which can lead to preterm labor. Ovarian cysts and utis do not directly affect the fetus. ...Read more

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What propmems can untreated UTI (enterococcus) cause in pregnancy?

What propmems can untreated UTI (enterococcus) cause in pregnancy?

Infection: Can cause infection in your blood, infection around baby, premature labor.... Highly reccomend you treat it. ...Read more

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If i'm are taking pills for a UTI can I also take a pregnancy test?

Yes, if you missed : Your period. You may take a pregnancy test if you are having unprotected sex and are 4-5 days past the due date of your period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to truly prevent UTI during pregnancy? Thanks.

What are the best ways to truly prevent UTI during pregnancy? Thanks.

Hydrate, Probiotics: Staying well hydrated is a simple way to decrease the frequency of urinary infections. A probiotic supplement, supplying "healthy" bacteria, may help restore balance to the bacterial population in the intestine, and has the added benefit of reducing yeast infections. Yogurt is a good example of a probiotic, also supplying a calcium source. Cranberry tablets have protective benefits, too. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medication can I take in early pregnancy for a uti?

Would not: Do not take otc medications without seeing your obstetrician, having a specific diagnosis made and discussing options at length. Do this for yourself and for the sake of the baby. Get better soon. ...Read more

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If I have all the symptoms of a UTI but that came back negative as well as two pregnancy tests what could it be?

Non-bacterial : Cystitis. There are a number of causes of non-bacterial cystitis. Please consult this site for more information and you may need to consult a urologist. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2056602-overview. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more