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What causes amniotic infection and how do I prevent it?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: You can't

Amniotic infection (chorio) can be caused by prolonged rupture of membranes, vaginal or cervical infections or some infections that affect the whole body and spread to the uterus through the blood.
If you think your bag of waters is broken, go to the hospital. If you think you may have any infection, see your doctor. If antibiotics are prescribed, take them.

In brief: You can't

Amniotic infection (chorio) can be caused by prolonged rupture of membranes, vaginal or cervical infections or some infections that affect the whole body and spread to the uterus through the blood.
If you think your bag of waters is broken, go to the hospital. If you think you may have any infection, see your doctor. If antibiotics are prescribed, take them.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: Membrane rupture

Usually membrane rupture can cause infection from the vagina to enter the amniotic sac.
Vaginal infections, such as gonorrhea/chlamydia, bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas may contributor to amniotic sac (membrane) rupture and resultant infection. Often times membrane rupture is without obvious cause (idiopathic).

In brief: Membrane rupture

Usually membrane rupture can cause infection from the vagina to enter the amniotic sac.
Vaginal infections, such as gonorrhea/chlamydia, bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas may contributor to amniotic sac (membrane) rupture and resultant infection. Often times membrane rupture is without obvious cause (idiopathic).
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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