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Are yeast infections common during pregnacy?

Are yeast infections common during pregnacy?

Yes: Pregnancy actually increases a woman's risk for yeast infections. This is thought to be due to increased levels of the hormone estrogen. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Mastitis?: Yes, infections can happen in nipples; this is called mastitis, and can be either bacterial or yeast in origin. I am unsure what the core of your question is, however. ...Read more

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Are yeast and bacterial vaginosis common during pregnancy?

Are yeast and bacterial vaginosis common during pregnancy?

Yes!: The hormone and weight changes of pregnancy make this a very common opportunity for changes in the bacterial flora of the vagina. This leads to the two most common infections of bacterial change, BV and yeast infections. Luckily both are easily treated by your doctor, np or midwife. ...Read more

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Will my yeast infections cause complications during labor?

Would get rid of it: I recommend getting rid of the yeast infection before.Generally, vaginal infections don't cause serious complications.In pregnant women, however, both bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis have been associated with premature deliveries and low birth weight babies. Women with trichomoniasis or bacterial vaginosis are also at a greater risk of acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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Are yeast infections common in early pregnancies?

Yeast infections: Cabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. ...Read more

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Can yeast infections cause pregnancy complications?

Rarely: There have been reports of candida fungal (yeast) infections of the amniotic fluid which surrounds the fetus. ...Read more

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Are vaginal infections common in pregnancy?

Are vaginal infections common in pregnancy?

Yeast infections: Yeast infections may occur more often when pregnant. ...Read more

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Could scabies cause complications during pregnancy?

Could scabies cause complications during pregnancy?

Confirm diagnosis: Pregnant women with rashes should see an OB provider or dermatologist to get a diagnosis. There are some skin conditions that cause problems for the pregnancy. ...Read more

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When on antibiotics for a UTI during pregnancy does that cause yeast infections?

When on antibiotics for a UTI during pregnancy does that cause yeast infections?

Any time: Since a broad-spectrum antibiotic kills both disease-causing and innocuous bacteria, this allows the yeast to proliferate. However whether one ends up with an yeast infection would depend on the individual , the duration , ; the type of antibiotic. I often prescribe an anti-fungal drug along with the antibiotic for some. However during pregnancy a safer choice may be probiotics. ...Read more

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Vaginal infection treatment in very early pregnancy safe?

Vaginal infection treatment in very early pregnancy safe?

Yes.: Vaginal infection should be treated as early as possible . Most of the treatment are topical. Therefore it is not systemic and not harmful to the fetus. Needs to be diagnosed correctly and then treated. So please sep your OB's advise. ...Read more

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How is genital herpes infection treated during pregnancy?

How is genital herpes infection treated during pregnancy?

Avoid contact/ RX: Genital herpes can easily spread between partners and between the mother and the delivering baby. The risk is greatest if the mom contracts primary genital herpes in the 3rd trimester and thus is not able to transmit protective antibodies to the baby. Avoiding genital/genital or oral/genital contact with an infected partner is key - esp. In later preg. Valtex should be given in 3rd trimester. ...Read more

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Bladder infection during pregnancy ?

Bladder infection during pregnancy ?

Yes--: It is rather more common to have bladder infections during pregnancy---and it is important that you seek treatment asap because bladder infections/vaginal infections are known to cause increased risks of premature labor... ...Read more

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Can a bacterial infection affect pregnancy ?

Can a bacterial infection affect pregnancy ?

Absolutely: Some bacterial infections can affect the developing child directly, by spreading to the womb. More commonly, though, bacterial infections can have an effect indirectly, by making you weak, more anemic, dehydrated, feverish, or doing any of a number of things that will make you ill & less fit. If you suspect that you have an infection, you should inform your obstetrician straight away. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have coagulasa negative staphylococcus in vaginal flora during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have coagulasa negative staphylococcus in vaginal flora during pregnancy?

Yes: Coagulase negative staphylococci is all over our bodies. While it should be a more lactobacillus flora, yes there can be a predominance of this early on. ...Read more

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Can a gonorrhea infection during pregnancy harm the unborn child?

Can a gonorrhea infection during pregnancy harm the unborn child?

Depends: Recognition & treatment of gonorrhea during pregnancy does not necessarily harm the fetus. The infection can remain localized to external glandular structures and the exterior cervix without invading the fetus. Other std's like syphillis have a variable effect. If untreated, the baby may acquire gc and lose vision from a tremendous eye infection. If concerned get tested & treated. ...Read more

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Hiv infection during vaginal delivery?

Hiv infection during vaginal delivery?

What is the question: Are you HIV + and asking if your baby can be hiv+? Or are you concerned that delivering vaginally will subject you to risk of HIV infection? If the latter, don't worry. You do not get HIV in that fashion. Only sexually or by blood transfer (transfusion, needle sharing, transplants, etc.) rephrase your question. ...Read more

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Can cytomegalovirus infections cause complication in my pregnancy?

Can cytomegalovirus infections cause complication in my pregnancy?

Depends: Many have had CMV long before they ever become pregnant and are thus immune. Exposure to CMV during pregnancy would not be a problem. If you have it for the first time during pregnancy, the baby gets it too and the effect varies with the timing. It could cause miscarriage, generalized fetal infection and brain damage. In milder cased it can cause severe hearing loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more