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Doctor insights on: Ureaplasma Treatment In Pregnancy

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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What's the treatment for ureaplasma? And recurrent gardnerella infection?

What's the treatment for ureaplasma? And recurrent gardnerella infection?

Bacterial vaginosis?: Ureaplasma is normal in female genital tract, rarely any need to test and if a test is positive, usually no treatment required. Gardnerella is also normal, but "recurrent gardnerella infection" suggests bacterial vaginosis. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria, including Gardnerella. The usual treatment is metronidazole (Flagyl®) by mouth. No other antibiotic is needed because of Ureaplasma. ...Read more

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Can I smoke marijuana while taking doksycykline as a treatment for ureaplasma?

Can I smoke marijuana while taking doksycykline as a treatment for ureaplasma?

Bad idea: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy and bad for patients. There is rarely a need for smoking marijuana, but some people want to and like to smoke pot. However, if one's doctor has prescribed weed as a medical treatment, the risks and benefits will have to be compared. ...Read more

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Hi dr, my test for ureaplasma spp is positive. This bacter has 3 or more years that is in my body. Could this to prevent me to have a pregnancy??

Hi dr, my test for ureaplasma spp is positive. This bacter has 3 or more years that is in my body. Could this to prevent me to have a pregnancy??

Ureaplasma is normal: Ureaplasma is not abnormal; it is present in the genital tract of up to half of all healthy men and women. It is not known to prevent conception or cause any other problems with pregnancy. STD experts almost never test for Ureaplasma because a positive results doesn't diagnose anything. ...Read more

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Female 41 yrs old tested + ureaplasma. Always uses condoms! Do I need to abstain from all sex during antibiotic treatment, or just vaginal?

Female 41 yrs old tested + ureaplasma. Always uses condoms! Do I need to abstain from all sex during antibiotic treatment, or just vaginal?

Sorry you got tested: Ureaplasma is normal in the genital tract, present in ~50% of all sexually acttive people. It is shared with partners (i.e. sexually transmitted) but only some strains are known to cause any symptoms, usually mild and only in males. Testing for Ureaplasma is done rarely by knowledgeable experts, e.g. in STD clinics. There's no need for treatment if neither you nor partner (s) have symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with ureaplasma at 20 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy going well. Should I be worried about preterm birth? Google has made me paranoid

I've been diagnosed with ureaplasma at 20 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy going well. Should I be worried about preterm birth? Google has made me paranoid

Ureaplasma: Colonization of the vagina and genital tract in pregnant women is common, whether to treat or not with antibiotics is controversial, this Colonization, not infection, might be a cause for preterm rupture of membranes hence preterm labor, all are speculations, you mentioned that your pregnancy is going well, please stick to that, trust your doctor and don't miss prenatal care, forget about Dr google ...Read more

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Ureaplasma in urine last test. Not found in urine after taking one z pak (azithromycin) but found in vaginal swab. What does this mean? Does partner need treatment?

Ureaplasma in urine last test. Not found in urine after taking one z pak (azithromycin) but found in vaginal swab. What does this mean? Does partner need treatment?

Here are some. ..: Ureaplasma urealyticum is considered as a fastidious & opportunistic organism "normally" residing in many sexually active but healthy young without symptoms, but has been known and blamed to cause male urethritis. and even vaginitis. In your clinical setting, it's reasonable to have him assessed and treat with the same antibiotic. Fore more specifics and controversy of this microorganism, ask Doc. ...Read more

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Female vaginal swab test for ureaplasma was negative after treatment with azithromycin and moxifloxacin. But can it possibly still be in my urethra?

Female vaginal swab test for ureaplasma was negative after treatment with azithromycin and moxifloxacin. But can it possibly still be in my urethra?

Very unlikely: The way the organism gets there is either from above - i.e. from the bladder and then down the urethra and out to the world - or ascending from your skin, from you or your partner and then back up the urethra into your bladder. You state that after treatment a culture was taken and was negative! . So if you got it again it would have to be a new infection from either you or your partner! ...Read more

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I'm in 10th week of pregnnacy, have Candida Albicans, and maybe Ureaplasma U, with many problems as a result. Is there any medication I can use now?

I'm in 10th week of pregnnacy, have Candida Albicans, and maybe Ureaplasma U, with many problems as a result. Is there any medication I can use now?

Vaginal infections: Ureaplasma is a normal bacteria in the genital tract, not likely the cause of any symptoms you have. Vaginal yeast infections (Candida) usually are easily treated in both pregnant and nonpregnant women. Discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for recurrent chemical pregnancies?

What is the treatment for recurrent chemical pregnancies?

Depends on cause: Recurrent pregnancy loss usually has an explanation. In a young women, problems with hormone support of the early pregnancy or with the uterus or endometrial lining are common. Chromosomal problems in the parents, or in early cell division can result in abnormal embryos. Occasional problems with the immune system can be a source.

This is a problem that requires care. An rei is appropriate. ...Read more

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After two miscarriages is there any tests that could be done or any treatment for future pregnancies?

After two miscarriages is there any tests that could be done or any treatment for future pregnancies?

Yes: Many times there is no cause found for repeated miscarriages, but sometimes there is. After two miscarriages, it is time to do some of those tests for unusual causes. ...Read more

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Another treatment of unplanned pregnancies--working in an abortion clinic?

Another treatment of unplanned pregnancies--working in an abortion clinic?

Perhaps: Though your work will not directly impact fertility, it may heighten your awareness of contraception and the impact of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is a Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy ESWT has bad effect on pregnancy?

Is a Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy ESWT has bad effect on pregnancy?

No: This is a controlled focus ultrasonic wave mostly to break up kidney and ureteral stones. It will not cause any problems with a pregnancy. ...Read more

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What should I know about electroconvulsive therapy (ect) during pregnancy?

What should I know about electroconvulsive therapy (ect) during pregnancy?

Frightening: The use of ECT is now restricted to the most severe and dangerous cases of depression. If this is the issue during pregnancy, it must be very serious. The risks are very high, and the benefit must be clearly explained and discussed in detail. There should be full and appropriate consent in order to allow such a treatment. ...Read more

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Would photofacial treatments help get rid of the dark patches I have now due to my pregnancy?

Probably: Photofacial is an effective therapy for reducing hyperpigmentation. However, melasma can sometime be stubborn and resilient to treatment. ...Read more

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Did pregnancy have a role in the progress of scoliosis? What are the treatments of 21 degree curve?

Did pregnancy have a role in the progress of scoliosis? What are the treatments of 21 degree curve?

Unlikely: A 21 degree curve in a 21 year old female is considered a stable curve as long as it is idiopathic. While pregnancy does cause some ligamentous laxity, it would not cause a significant change in your scoliosis. In your age group, the only recommended treatment are staying physically fit and having a regular non-balistic work out routine. For a stable curve of this degree, we do not rec any surg. ...Read more

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My second and current pregnancy resulted in severe spd. What are the treatments for it after I deliver and what does surgical repair entail?

My second and current pregnancy resulted in severe spd. What are the treatments for it after I deliver and what does surgical repair entail?

Minimal/extensive: The best treatments are with an expert in occupational therapy, and there are no good studies on successful outcome. Surgical therapy is controversial, and you would need to find a regional orthopedic expert who has done many cases. I know of no such orthopedist, but perhaps one exists. ...Read more

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Should I substitute therapy for antidepressants during pregnancy?

Should I substitute therapy for antidepressants during pregnancy?

See below.: Hopefully, you are already receiving therapy. There are some potential side effects of antidepressants. However, you need to discuss this with both your OB and psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Treatment after steven john syndrome howmany months after can I hav pregenency. I'm 42 yrs old woman?

It depends: What caused your steven johnson's reaction and what were you treated with? Having had steven johnson's should not affect your ability to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for pregnancy-induced hypertension?

What are the treatments for pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Beta blockade: Need to assess for preeclampsia/correct electrolyte or magnesium abnormalities. Hypertension exacerbated by increased intravascular volume. Beta-blockers, diuretics, calcium channel blockers, Aldomet (methyldopate) are among the drugs of first resort. ...Read more

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My chiropractor uses a vibration massager during treatments. Is this safe during pregnancy? Can the baby feel the vibration?

My chiropractor uses a vibration massager during treatments. Is this safe during pregnancy? Can the baby feel the vibration?

Superficial: Vibration to the back should be harmless. Lots of muscle and ligaments protecting abdomen. Make sure they are aware of your pregnancy, and should receive treatment sitting. ...Read more

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Ultrasound therapy on spine during pregnancy?

Ultrasound therapy on spine during pregnancy?

Ask the provider: Obstetricians cannot be expected to know every single alternative therapy that pregnant women might consider. Instead, it is the duty of the specialists who provide treatments to understand how their therapy can affect pregnancy.
High pulse ultrasound does have some potential risks to a developing fetus. ...Read more

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What acne treatments are safe during pregnancy?

What acne treatments are safe during pregnancy?

Very limited: Topical benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, erythromycin. Oral erythromycin. Acne tends to be worse the first 20 weeks, often less severe the last 20. May be worse after delivery. Sun will help but avoid burning. ...Read more

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What is safest way to treat severe anxiety during pregnancy? Not allowed to exercise. Tried meditation and therapy cbt emt. Constant feeling of doom.

What is safest way to treat severe anxiety during pregnancy? Not allowed to exercise. Tried meditation and therapy cbt emt. Constant feeling of doom.

Zoloft (sertraline): I think that the safest and most time-tested medication in this situation would be zoloft (sertraline). All of the ob/gyn's that I have met have no problem with their patients being on zoloft (sertraline) during pregnancy. You should however discuss this with your ob/gyn and with whoever prescribes it for you. Best wishes. Also remember that severe anxiety itself may have negative effects on a pregnancy and therefore should be aggressively treated. ...Read more

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Depression during pregnancy--signs and treatments?

Depression during pregnancy--signs and treatments?

Same signs as not: Pregnant.
The treatment, however, is different.
There should be more emphasis on psychotherapy.
Most antidepressants should be avoided, at least until the third trimester.
Electroconvulsive therapy is very safe for both mother and child, although it is usually only used in severe cases. ...Read more