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Will my yeast infections cause complications during labor?

Will my yeast infections cause complications during labor?

Would get rid of it: I recommend getting rid of the yeast infection before. Generally, vaginal infections don't cause serious complications. In pregnant women, however, both bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis have been associated with premature deliveries and low birth weight babies. Women with trichomoniasis or bacterial vaginosis are also at a greater risk of acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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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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I have had bv and yeast infection haven't started any treatment yet. Can this cause stillborn or early labor? 26weeks pregnant

I have had bv and yeast infection haven't started any treatment yet. Can this cause stillborn or early labor? 26weeks pregnant

Take the treatment: Knowing you are pregnant, your doctor would not have prescribed treatment unless s/he believed it would be safe for the pregnancy and your baby. In fact, the opposite is true: BV itself risks premature labor and other complications. Take the treatment as prescribed, or all your doctor if you still have questions about it. ...Read more

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Mild yeast infection starting meds. I am 38wks pregnant, I was wondering if the yeast infection medicine would bother my baby if I went into labor?

Mild yeast infection starting meds. I am 38wks pregnant, I was wondering if the yeast infection medicine would bother my baby if I went into labor?

Yeast Infection: During pregnancy physicians recommend vaginal creams and suppositories only. The oral medication, Diflucan (fluconazole) (a single-dose medication), has not been proven safe during pregnancy and lactation. If left untreated, yeast infections can pass to your baby's mouth during delivery. This is called "thrush" and is effectively treated with nystatin. See your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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If my yeast infection isn't gone by the time I give labor what will happen? : (im 34 weeks pregnant!

If my yeast infection isn't gone by the time I give labor what will happen? : (im 34 weeks pregnant!

He may get yeast inf: If you have an infection when you go into labor, though, there's a chance that your newborn will contract it as he passes through the birth canal. If he does, he may develop a yeast infection in his mouth ...Read more

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Will a yeast infection go away on its own? I'm 30 weeks pregnant and high risk for preterm labor.

Will a yeast infection go away on its own? I'm 30 weeks pregnant and high risk for preterm labor.

I am concerned: You are 30 weeks and high risk, you need to be comfortable sending any and all questions to your doctor or midwife. This is a good question here but a risk this is not yeast. Any uncertainty is unacceptable in your situation. If anyone at the other end of the phone acts annoyed with your questions that is their problem, not yours. Call all questions in to your provider from here on out! Good luck. ...Read more

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30 weeks pregnant high risk for preterm labor and have been put on strict bed rest. Can I use at home treatment for a yeast infection?

30 weeks pregnant high risk for preterm labor and have been put on strict bed rest. Can I use at home treatment for a yeast infection?

Call your Doctor: You are 30 weeks and high risk, you need to be comfortable sending any and all questions to your doctor or midwife. This is a good question here but a risk this is not yeast. Any uncertainty is unacceptable in your situation. If anyone at the other end of the phone acts annoyed with your questions that is their problem, not yours. Call all questions in to your provider from here on out! Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a yeast infection delay labour?

Please tell me, could a yeast infection delay labour?

Am not aware of: A physiologic mechanism by which a vaginal yeast infection would delay onset of labor. ...Read more

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Hav yeast infection (swollen red itchy bumps on legs arms n butt)after childbirth. Can it b a sign of diabetes. Wht can b other reason fr the prblm?

Probably not yeast: These are not the typical sites for yeast infection and thus it is likely from something else. Pregnancy itself can be associated with unusual skin rash which should subside within 30 days after delivery. If the problem persists and not helped by topical cortisone, see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Help please. Could a yeast infection cause bleeding during sex?

Help please. Could a yeast infection cause bleeding during sex?

Not usually: Yeast infections don't usually cause bleeding. It would be prudent to get this medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy cause yeast infection? What kind of medicine is safe to take during pregnancy to help with yeast infection?

Yeast infection: These are quite common in pregnant women particularly during the second trimester. During pregnancy physicians recommend vaginal creams and suppositories only. The oral medication, Diflucan (fluconazole) (a single-dose medication), has not been proven safe during pregnancy and lactation. ...Read more

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Can yeast infections cause pregnancy complications?

Rarely: There have been reports of candida fungal (yeast) infections of the amniotic fluid which surrounds the fetus. ...Read more

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Could a yeast infection cause pain during intercourse?

It could cause: Vaginal and vulvar irritation and burning but not pain inside the pelvis, if the pain is inside teh eplvis could be due to many different etiologies so see your gyn for a workup. ...Read more

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Could a yeast infection cause more complications?

Unlikely: When you say yeast infection are you referring to vaginitis? If so, it is very unlikely indeed that it will spread or involve other parts of the body. Antibiotics, Steroids, Diabetes, these are risk factors. Even severe cases are usually cured by treatment with fluconazole tablets up to two weeks in the most severe cases. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more