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What happens if women get viral infections in pregnancy?

What happens if women get viral infections in pregnancy?

Varies: As you might expect, it depends a lot on the virus we are talking about. Most viruses cause short term illnesses with fever, muscle aches, sometimes with nausea and/or cough and/or nasal congestion. Some may cause GI upset. Most of these cause no problems in pregnancy. If you know you have been exposed to something, your doctor can check on the specific virus as some are more risky. ...Read more

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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 viral infections in pregnancy get transmitted to my baby?

Can viral infections in pregnancy get transmitted to my baby?

Yes: Some viral infections in pregnant women are transmitted to their fetuses, e.g., rubella, cmv, parvo b19, whereas some are more likely transmitted to their infants during the birthing process, e.g., herpes and hiv. ...Read more

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23 healthy male get frequent viral infections l, cold, gastrointeritis. Have chronic stress, but I have had 9 infections this year, is this concern?

23 healthy male get frequent viral infections l, cold, gastrointeritis. Have chronic stress, but I have had 9 infections this year, is this concern?

This states that: you have hypochondria and you indicate that you are stressed. Rather then focusing on your symptoms - would encourage you to address your stress. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive > ...Read more

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Is it possible to get back to back colds/viral infections. I had the flu then a week later once the flu left same symptoms but more phlegm?

Is it possible to get back to back colds/viral infections. I had the flu then a week later once the flu left same symptoms but more phlegm?

Continuous colds: Yes- it's certainly possible to get infected with a cold virus, then have another infection come along right after. This is particularly true if you're not taking care of yourself (not enough sleep, smoking, poor diet for example). Besides, 'germs' do this for a living - and I wonder what you're exposures were? The body is resilient but if you're still having major problems - call your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get frequent viral infections ?, blood test and urine test came back good. I get 1-2 colds a month and had gastroenteritis in march

Why do I get frequent viral infections ?, blood test and urine test came back good. I get 1-2 colds a month and had gastroenteritis in march

Infectious Dis. eval: Although your life style may be related to your frequent colds, for example, being with young children who are sick or being a teacher and being exposed to children who should have remained at home because they have colds, I would advise an infectious disease specialist. The latter can give you a much more extensive evaluation of your immune status profile. Blood test not enough. ...Read more

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What happens to white blood cell counts in viral infections?

What happens to white blood cell counts in viral infections?

Difficult to know: Depends in large part on the virus. Often, in early stages you may see elevations in neutrophils, following by lymphocytosis. But you may see a wide variety of results which is dependent upon the underlying immune status of the patient and the type of infection with which you are dealing. ...Read more

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How long could viral infections last for?

How long could viral infections last for?

Depends on the virus: Viral infections can last a few days (the common cold, for example), several months (a bad case of mono), several years (warts), or the rest of your life (herpes, and many others). How long it lasts depends on the nature of the virus. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to stop viral infections?

What's the most effective way to stop viral infections?

Immunization: For those viral infections for which there is a vaccine, this is a no-brainer. Staying away from others with infection, staying out of areas in which infection is prevalent, washing hands. But basically you cannot avoid all viral infections. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Infections (Definition)

Viral infections are common causes of illness. Severity of viral infections can range from minor colds ...Read more