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Can you deliver vaginally if you have had utis and bacterial infections throughout your pregnancy?

Can you deliver vaginally if you have had utis and bacterial infections throughout your pregnancy?

Most likely: Many women have uti's and vaginal infections during pregnancy. There are however certain infections which may require preventive antibiotic treatments during labor like group b strep and certain stds. Check with your md to learn about the exact type of infection and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


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Is it possible to get a false positive on a chlamydia test if your pregnant and have a UTI and bacterial infection sharp pains in the lower right side, stabbing pains in the lower back

Is it possible to get a false positive on a chlamydia test if your pregnant and have a UTI and bacterial infection sharp pains in the lower right side, stabbing pains in the lower back

Chlamydia : Chlamydia test has become more sophisticated and accuracy is high. If the test is positive to be on safe side i would recommend you get treated asap. For your safety. Good luck with the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will a UTI or vaginal bacterial infection or STD appear within hours of a female receiving prolonged ( approx. One hour) of unprotected oral sex?

Will a UTI or vaginal bacterial infection or STD appear within hours of a female receiving prolonged ( approx. One hour) of unprotected oral sex?

Depends: UTI or vaginal infection from oral sex is not likely. STDs are possible if the person giving oral sex has active sores on the lips or inside the mouth. If you are concerned about contracting STDs, you can get oral condoms. Practice safe sex is the best way to prevent STDs. ...Read more

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Burning urination, itching, and going frequently, i have been tested now for the entire std panel, UTI, yeast infections, bacterial yeast infections! ?

Burning urination, itching, and going frequently, i have been tested now for the entire std panel, UTI, yeast infections, bacterial yeast infections! ?

Needs an ID doctor: Some infections are not that easy to recognize - and if you have symptoms that are ongoing and troublesome, I would recommend seeing an Infectious Diseases doctor who can help sort things out. This 'second opinion' is sometimes what's needed when the initial work-up is non-revealing. Hope you find some relief! ...Read more

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I keep getting reoccurring urinary tract infections and every now and then bacterial infections how can I prevent it or help the problem?

I keep getting reoccurring urinary tract infections and every now and then bacterial infections how can I prevent it or help the problem?

See below: The number one thing to do is to make that you are wiping front to back as this will help prevent utis. Also, if you are a diabetic you want to get this under control as elevated blood sugars increase your risk for utis. Also consider seeing your doctor for a pelvic if you have not had one. ...Read more

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I believe my girlfriend might have one of the following. Bacterial vaginosis, uti, yeast infection. What diagnostic tools are used to 100% decide this?

I believe my girlfriend might have one of the following. Bacterial vaginosis, uti, yeast infection. What diagnostic tools are used to 100% decide this?

Proper evaluation: The clinician uses history (review of events), physical exam & whatever lab testing is considered relevant to the previous two factors. That could include a urinalysis & culture,a specimen of vaginal mucous examined in the lab or other tests as guided by the findings. An evaluation for other relevant conditions may also be necessary.Failure to detect & treat the right issue could make her sterile ...Read more

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Bacterial infections after sex. Taking Macrobid to prevent UTI after sex but still getting infections & fishy smell only after sex. No sex no problems?

Bacterial infections after sex. Taking Macrobid to prevent UTI after sex but still getting infections & fishy smell only after sex. No sex no problems?

Infection: Aa fishy odor noted after sex suggests an infection, possibly bacterial vaginosis (BV). Your health care provider can diagnose the problem and prescribe treatment. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me? For over 2 months I have been battling a UTI that has caused the over growth of yeast and bacteria to keep giving me vaginal infections back to back. According to test results I have no current vaginal yeast or bacterial infection,

What is wrong with me? For over 2 months I have been battling a UTI that has caused the over growth of yeast and bacteria to keep giving me vaginal infections back to back. According to test results I have no current vaginal yeast or bacterial infection,

Discharge : Discharge can be normal depending on where you are in your cycle. It is an issue when it has an odor or causes bacterial or vaginal irritation. You did not mention any of these symptoms in your post, which is why I am assuming your doctor said this could be normal. Also typically uti's do not cause vaginal infections, especially when treated. If this problem persists consider asking for additional diagnostic testing. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?

Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?

Kidney I bet: Probably ascended from the bladder. Ask your physician about whether there is anything you can do to prevent future infections, or whether there may be an underlying problem putting you at risk. ...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