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Old Nov 3rd, 2010, 21:06 PM   1
Marlarky
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UTI in pregnancy? Preterm labour??


Hey everyone. Im 24+2 and I have had a UTI for a while now. By time my doctor found it, he didnt know how long I had had it for and he prescribed me to Keflex, which is an antibiotic. I was instructed to take it every 12 hours for 4 days. Well on the 2nd day of antibiotics I went to the E.R. because I was having horrible tightenings in my uterus/down low. Well the monitor couldnt pick any of my tightenings up at all and the nurses pretty much believed they were non-existent and believed it was just irritation from the UTI. So they gave me a shot of the antibiotic.

Well after I finished my antibiotics, last Wednesday, I have still been having symptoms. I called my doctor's office to ask for a refill prescription and no one had ever called me back!!! I dont see him again until next wednesday and every time I call I just talk to his nurse because he is really busy.

Basically what I am asking here if there is a chance that the UTI will trigger preterm labour since I have seemed to have had it for awhile now??
I dont want to google it since that will have me thinking the absolute worst case scenario!



 
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Old Nov 3rd, 2010, 21:43 PM   2
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I had a uti right before I found out I was pregnant, kept telling doctor something was wrong I went in 2 times in a month and then found out I was pregnant doctor kept testing and said he didnt see any signs of infection so he sent me home, I had a UTI for about 2 months before it finally showed up on my labs, it cause some severe cramping which landed me in ER and but not contractions and took two doses of antibiotics to get ride of it. I havent hear anything about it triggering pre term labor. Hope you feel better very soon hun!



 
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Old Nov 3rd, 2010, 21:46 PM   3
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Thanks I did do a little research on google and found that it is mostly when it travels to your kidneys that it will trigger labor. I had a kidney infection way before I found out I was pregnant, and I ended up in E.R. with horrible back pain. Lately I have been getting harsh back pain but I cant distinguish if it is just from bump growing and pregnancy, or from the infection creeping into my kidneys.



 
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Old Nov 3rd, 2010, 23:18 PM   4
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I was in Labor and Delivery about a little over a week ago thought I was going into pre-term labor too, went and got monitored for about three hours, no contractions, just cramping and lots of severe back pain, they said its probably just round ligament pain from uterus stretching. If you dont feel the UTI is gone I would call your Dr. and get checked out again just to be safe, hope you feel better really soon



 
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Old Nov 3rd, 2010, 23:37 PM   5
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I had a UTI recently that was treated with antibiotics... I never wanted to take them and told my midwife that i would rather put up with the symptoms of the UTI than take antibiotics while pregnant but your right she then informed me that if I never took the antibiotics then it may trigger a kidney infection then that can cause pre term labour. Needless to say after many many hours of research i thought it prudent to take the antibitotics.



 
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Old Nov 4th, 2010, 00:40 AM   6
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I have a vaginal infection and have been having similar tightenings. The MW said that they are caused by the infection irritating my uterus but could turn into preterm labor if not treated. I am on antibiotics now.



 
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Old Nov 4th, 2010, 01:03 AM   7
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@ brezzy that's what im thinking having cramping went to the er and they ruled out uti...if you don't mind me asking is it a yeast infection that can cause this..calling dr first thing in the morning



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Old Nov 4th, 2010, 02:38 AM   8
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I have been having tightenings and when to my dr yesterday and he has sent my urine of to the lab because a dip stick test did not show anything. I am now thinking am I stretching but it is so painful for stretching and constant no matter what position I get into I can feel it. I am thinking that I might go see my midwife a day earlier because I am in so much pain it is making me sick. and work have no symptahy



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