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Are bladder infections cause for greater concern during pregnancy than not?

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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Bladder infections can more easily progress to kidney infections during pregnancy.
This is of greater concern because kidney infections may lead to preterm labor. It may also lead to a serious infection in the blood that is caused by the bacteria found in the kidney infection.

In brief: Yes

Bladder infections can more easily progress to kidney infections during pregnancy.
This is of greater concern because kidney infections may lead to preterm labor. It may also lead to a serious infection in the blood that is caused by the bacteria found in the kidney infection.
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
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Dr. Alysia Townsend
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Bladder infections are more concerning in pregnancy due to relaxation of the muscular system in your urinary tract, which may allow bacteria to ascend up from your bladder to your kidneys more easily.
This can lead to even more serious infection that could potentially become life-threatening. For that reason we perform a urine culture at the time of your first prenatal visit and subsequently.

In brief: Yes

Bladder infections are more concerning in pregnancy due to relaxation of the muscular system in your urinary tract, which may allow bacteria to ascend up from your bladder to your kidneys more easily.
This can lead to even more serious infection that could potentially become life-threatening. For that reason we perform a urine culture at the time of your first prenatal visit and subsequently.
Dr. Alysia Townsend
Dr. Alysia Townsend
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