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I have syphilis and I am pregnant. Am I susceptible for having a stillbirth?
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Syphilis + Pregnant
If you're pregnant, you may pass syphilis to your unborn baby.
Congenital syphilis greatly increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth or your newborn's death within a few days after birth.

In brief: Syphilis + Pregnant
If you're pregnant, you may pass syphilis to your unborn baby.
Congenital syphilis greatly increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth or your newborn's death within a few days after birth.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
Syphillus that was sucessfully treated before pregnancy may still yield positive results on some blood tests.
Syphillis acquired during pregnancy will be passed to the fetus with variable effect. Fetal loss can approach 40% or baby may have no visable effect but develop problems later. Treatment during pregnancy helps decrease complications for the newborn.

In brief: Yes
Syphillus that was sucessfully treated before pregnancy may still yield positive results on some blood tests.
Syphillis acquired during pregnancy will be passed to the fetus with variable effect. Fetal loss can approach 40% or baby may have no visable effect but develop problems later. Treatment during pregnancy helps decrease complications for the newborn.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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