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Will endocarditis complicate my pregnancy?

Will endocarditis complicate my pregnancy?

VERY Unlikely: Any infection can occur at any time, but in perfectly healthy women, pregnancy does not increase the risk of endocarditis (infection of the heart valves). For women with mild heart valve issues, the american heart assoc. No longer recommends (based on data) that antibiotics need to be given before delivery (vaginal or cesearan section) just to prevent a valve infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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 sepsis complicate my pregnancy?

Can sepsis complicate my pregnancy?

Absolutely!: That would be an understatement. It can very likely end your pregnancy. I hope this is a hypothetical question. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease complicate pregnancy?

Celiac disease: It certainly can, as celiac disease can cause significant illness including malabsorption issues. It is necessary to obtain physicians that can treat the celiac disease as any pregnancy will probably be a high risk pregnancy if the celiac disease is not well controlled. ...Read more

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How serious is bacterial endocarditis after delivery?

How serious is bacterial endocarditis after delivery?

Very: Infective endocarditis is always a very serious illness. It requires lengthy treatment with one or more antibiotics, may require surgery, and complications are numerous. A good infectious diseases expert can manage these, minimizing morbidity and mortality. ...Read more

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Describe how chlamydial infections can lead to ectopic pregnancies and blindness?

Describe how chlamydial infections can lead to ectopic pregnancies and blindness?

2 different mechanis: For the mom it can be a silent infection and damage the fallopian tubes causing ectopic pregnancies. If a baby is born to a mom with a chlamydia infection an their eyes become infected the baby could become blind. ...Read more

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How do chlamydial infections lead to ectopic pregnacies and blindness?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia infections that are not diagnosed early, but spread to the uterus and fallopian tubes can cause pid (pelvic inflammatory disease). Pid may damage the tube, which then may result in an ectopic pregnancy. For women, chlamydia infections do not have obvious symptoms and pid can be very difficult to diagnose. Chlamydia can be transmitted to an infant during childbirth if the mother has it. ...Read more

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Could vaginal probiotics during the antepartum period and intrapartum antibiotics at l&d prevent chorioamnionitis and subsequent complications?

Could vaginal probiotics during the antepartum period and intrapartum antibiotics at l&d prevent chorioamnionitis and subsequent complications?

Chorioamnionitis: In general, vaginal probiotics and antibiotics during labor can reduce the risk of chorioamnionitis. If there is a concern based on precious pregnancy outcomes, this questions should be discussed with the treating obstetrician. ...Read more

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Does methotrexate cause renal issues or other complications after a molar pregnancy?

Does methotrexate cause renal issues or other complications after a molar pregnancy?

Not commonly: This is a drug used to slow down cell division acting to control excessive immunity or malignancies. The major toxicity is direceted at the liver, skin, GI tract and bone marrow cells. Kidneys are usually spared. ...Read more

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Does methotrexate cause complications after molar pregnancy?

Does methotrexate cause  complications after molar pregnancy?

Mmm? Let's C.: If you have had a molar pregnancy, the use of Methotrexate is for what condition. Obviously a molar pregnacy is virtually non-viable and occurs in 1/1000 pregnancies. If you are on methotrexate, you cannot get prenant, because mtx is an abortifacient. Mtx metabolites stay in your sytem for up to 2 & 1/2 months. It should not cause complications, if you are justified in taking it.Do nnot try! ...Read more

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Can a rh+ baby during pregnancy can lead to hemolytic disease?

Can a rh+ baby during pregnancy can lead to hemolytic disease?

Yes. But only...: Mom would need to be rh negative. This would sensitize the mom, producing an anti-rh antibody that can cross the placenta and began to hemolyze the rh positive cells of the infant. This can began to occur early in the pregnancy, making the unborn child very sick. Or it can be detected at birth and cause prolonged jaundice. Subsequent children may be more affected. Mom needs rhogam. ...Read more

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Under what circumstance will post streptococcal glomerulonephritis lead to nephrotic syndrome? Will it weaken immunity of reproductive organs?

Under what circumstance will post streptococcal glomerulonephritis lead to nephrotic syndrome? Will it weaken immunity of reproductive organs?

Rarely and no: In nephrotic syndrome there is a large amount of protein in the urine because of abnormally porous filters in the kidneys and is a chronic progressive problem with many different causes. Post strep glomerulonephritis is an acute inflammatory autoimmune disease following a strep infection where even blood cells get thru but usually resolves. Neither affects reproductive organs or their "immunity". ...Read more

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How can chikungunya infection complicate pre exisiting lupus, over -active thyroid and coronary arythmia?

How can chikungunya infection complicate pre exisiting lupus, over -active thyroid and coronary arythmia?

Chikungunya: This and any infection can complicate pre-existing conditions. You should talk to an infectious disease doctor and let your doctor know. You may also need to see other specialist but start with ID doctor. ...Read more

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How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism.

How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism.

Maternal death: 37 F asks: How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism. ANS: rare but this depends on age, ethnicity, social class, access to prenatal care and past history of preg complications. So share you question with your Drs and discuss with them. Let us know what they say. ...Read more

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Will gestational hypertension without preeclampsia be a risk factor for delivering baby early?

Will gestational hypertension without preeclampsia be a risk factor for delivering baby early?

Monitoring: Your BP must be carefully monitored on each and every visit. Hypertension can certainly play a role in pre-eclmsia. ...Read more

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How can periodontal disease be treated during pregnancy?

How can periodontal disease be treated during pregnancy?

Prevention!: Pregnancy gingivitis and periodontal disease is important to be managed during pregnancy. It's very important that you go to the dentist or periodontist to maintain optimal oral health so the bacteria will not cause potential other pathology's. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea contribute to an ectopic pregnancy?

Can gonorrhea contribute to an ectopic pregnancy?

Yes: After invading the female genital tract, gonorrhea can infect the sensitive lining of the fallopian tubes. These tubes are the pathway where the egg journeys to the uterus to implant for a pregnancy. Conception often occurs mid tube, with implantation in the uterus a later event. If gc has scarred parts of the tube, a fertalized egg may get stuck in the tube. ...Read more

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Can periodontal treatment during pregnancy cause any problems?

Can periodontal treatment during pregnancy cause any problems?

Perhaps!: Generally, elective treatment should be postponed until after the pregnancy is over! if you can tolerate the treatment without anesthesia or other medications, there are no contraindications! most ob's that we have spoken with would rather have you not take any medications while pregnant! ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Endocarditis (Definition)

An infection of the inner lining of your heart. It generally occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart. Left untreated, endocarditis can damage or destroy your heart valves and can ...Read more