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Latent syphilis and pregnant. im being treated but how does this affect my baby 17wks preg?

Latent syphilis and pregnant. im being treated but how does this affect my baby 17wks preg?

Congenital syphilis: The risk to your baby is low. Dangerous consequences of congenital syphilis (infection of the baby in in utero) occur mostly in the last few weeks before delivery. You're way ahead of that and penicillin now will protect the baby against serious outcomes. If your latent syphilis is late (over a year with weakly pos blood test) the risk is even lower. Best wishes for your growing family! ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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My doctor told me that they always test for syphilis if youre pregnant. Insulting?

My doctor told me that they always test for syphilis if youre pregnant. Insulting?

No insult intended: No one knows for certain what one's partner may have experienced. And the test for syphilis is to protect your unborn child from the godawful consequences of congenital syphilis (photo) -- not (forgive me) to hurt anyone's delicate feelings. I know that deep inside, you know this already. ...Read more

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I have syphilis and I am pregnant. Am I susceptible for having a stillbirth?

I have syphilis and I am pregnant.  Am I susceptible for having a stillbirth?

Syphilis + Pregnant: If you're pregnant, you may pass syphilis to your unborn baby. Congenital syphilis greatly increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth or your newborn's death within a few days after birth. ...Read more

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I have syphilis and I am pregnant. Am I susceptible for a miscarriage?

I have syphilis and I am pregnant.  Am I susceptible for a miscarriage?

No, but....: Syphilis does not cause miscarriage, but it is a serious infection that can lead to permanent issues and needs treatment immediately. It is also important for your partner to be treated. ...Read more

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What are the effects of syphilis on pregnancy?

What are the effects of syphilis on pregnancy?

Devasting 4 baby: Syphilis can cause serious congenital complications for a baby. Getting it treated is extremely important. The testing is simple and the treatment is penicillin shots. This can be fatal for infants. Surviving infants can suffer from failure to thrive, severe rash, no bridge to the nose, chronic nasal discharge and other complications. Get tested and treated. ...Read more

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What are some causes on why you would test "reactive" for syphilis besides pregnancy?

What are some causes on why you would test "reactive"  for syphilis besides pregnancy?

Syphilis: A reactive test for syphilis means you have this potentially deadly infection. Being pregnant would in no way cause you to test positive for syphilis. Please get treated urgently! ...Read more

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Wife pregnant, had +rpr 1:1 the confirm done by CIA -, 2.5 weeks later tested again RPR - and eia- 6.5, weeks since last sex. all clear on syphilis?

Wife pregnant, had +rpr 1:1 the confirm done by CIA -, 2.5 weeks later tested again RPR - and eia- 6.5, weeks since last sex. all clear on syphilis?

All clear: It is not unusual to have a false positive RPR in pregnancy. That is the reason we do the specific test for confirmation. Since it was negative your wife does not have syphilis. ...Read more

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Wife is pregnant has + RPR 1:1, negative confirmatory by ClIA, negative. 2 weeks later RPR negative and eia negative (6.5 weeks after last sex). All clear on syphilis?

Wife is pregnant has + RPR 1:1, negative confirmatory by ClIA, negative. 2 weeks later RPR negative and eia negative (6.5 weeks after last sex). All clear on syphilis?

Yes she is: Hi. I read a few of your consults with other doctors on Health Tap. Many of them have advised that you followup with your own doctor to get additional testing. The world is not perfect. Occasionally labs produce errors. The first test may be a false positive. If the test is repeated more than once with negative results then assume you are negative for Syphilis. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

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