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Can a gonorrhea infection during pregnancy harm the unborn child?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Recognition & treatment of gonorrhea during pregnancy does not necessarily harm the fetus.
The infection can remain localized to external glandular structures and the exterior cervix without invading the fetus. Other std's like syphillis have a variable effect. If untreated, the baby may acquire gc and lose vision from a tremendous eye infection. If concerned get tested & treated.

In brief: Depends

Recognition & treatment of gonorrhea during pregnancy does not necessarily harm the fetus.
The infection can remain localized to external glandular structures and the exterior cervix without invading the fetus. Other std's like syphillis have a variable effect. If untreated, the baby may acquire gc and lose vision from a tremendous eye infection. If concerned get tested & treated.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: GC infecction

If yoiur membranes are intact, the fetus should be protected from ascending infection.
I am not aware of blood born spread to the placenta. Check with your ob.

In brief: GC infecction

If yoiur membranes are intact, the fetus should be protected from ascending infection.
I am not aware of blood born spread to the placenta. Check with your ob.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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