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Doctor insights on: Uti Antibiotic Dangers With Pregnancy

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What are the odds that a UTI that doesn't respond to antibiotics will lead to problems in pregnancy?

What are the odds that a UTI that doesn't respond to antibiotics will lead to problems in pregnancy?

Odds are low: The odds are low that a UTI won't respond to antibiotics - they are very effective. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Can uti-related anti-biotics and other medication affect the outcome of pregnancy tests?

Can uti-related anti-biotics and other medication affect the outcome of pregnancy tests?

There are no meds : That I am aware of that are known to affect the accuracy of a pregnancy test. However, if you are being treated for a UTI and pushing fluids, very dilute urine can sometimes impair the sensitivity of the test. ...Read more

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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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Was given Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a uti. I read that is a very dangerous antibiotic. Is there any precautions I should take and exactly how safe is it?

Was given Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a uti. I read that is a very dangerous antibiotic. Is there any precautions I should take and exactly how safe is it?

Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a sulfa antibiotic and is one of the oldest. I am not quite sure about dangerous, however it needs to.be used with caution with pregnancy and with young children. If you are allergic to sulfa it can be a problem. Sulfa though has been used for millions of uti iinfections through the years and has not caused problems. If no allergies I still use it frequently for first line treatment U ...Read more

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Put on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti or bladder infection. Read side effects of it & it says it's a dangerous antibiotic.Is it safe? Zpak gave nerve damage last year.

Put on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti or bladder infection. Read side effects of it & it says it's a dangerous antibiotic.Is it safe? Zpak gave nerve damage last year.

Probably safe but...: Ciprofloxacin and similar antibiotics (fluoroquinolones) indeed are more toxic than most doctors realized for many years, and are no longer considered first line drugs for UTI. However, the vast majority of those who take them have no side effects at all; the main problems come with higher doses for longer times. Azithromycin (Z-pak) is unrelated; that side effect doesn't increase risk from cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

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What problems can untreated UTI cause during pregnancy? (enterococcus) 

What problems can untreated UTI cause during pregnancy? (enterococcus) 

Several: If left untreated and ascends, pyelonephritis (kidney infection) can occur even leading to sepsis. Urinary tract infection can also lead to preterm labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that doctors will check for pregnancy while checking for a uti?

You can request: A urinlaysis & urine culture are different than a urine pregnancy test. Please tell the physician if you believe you may be pregnant and he or she can order a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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