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Urinary Tract Infection while pregnant

I am 16 weeks pregnant, and was tested at about 9 weeks positive for Urinary Tract Infection. I still have the same infection. How can I rid of it? I took all of the pennisyllin i was perscribed, and it still exists!

What can this do to my baby?

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replied November 26th, 2008
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How will the UTI affect my baby?

If the UTI goes untreated, it may lead to a kidney infection. Kidney infections may cause early labor and low birth weight. If your doctor treats a urinary tract infection early and properly, the UTI will not cause harm to your baby
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replied November 26th, 2008
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You need to go back to your doctor. They'll most likely have to prescribe stronger antibiotics to treat the infection. It needs to be treated as soon as possible.
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replied June 19th, 2010
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hi there, I got to know a natural producct which does not affect your baby and it's really working on women who have urinary tract disorders. I also know that in pregnancy there is no side effect also because we re talking of a conpletely natural product in its whole.

Revert is you need.
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replied June 28th, 2010
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You can give birth prematurly.
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replied December 3rd, 2011
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Officer Jagger: You wrote in 2008 and I am in the same situation you are in. I have a Dr's appointment on Monday (it's Saturday) and I'm not sure if the discomfort I have is a UTI or not but I am 9 weeks pregnant. How did your situation turn out???? Please update as it would be a huge help since I have to wait two days for the appointment. Thank you!
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replied December 3rd, 2011
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Officer Jagger: You wrote in 2008 and I am in the same situation you are in. I have a Dr's appointment on Monday (it's Saturday) and I'm not sure if the discomfort I have is a UTI or not but I am 9 weeks pregnant. How did your situation turn out???? Please update as it would be a huge help since I have to wait two days for the appointment. Thank you!
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replied January 2nd, 2012
I am 14 weeks pregnant, and I a having some symptoms of a UTI. I'm not sure if it really is one, though, because the symptoms are mild. I have had UTIs in the past and been completely unable to pee and also had a lot of discomfort.
What I am experiencing now is burning when I urinate. But, mostly in the morning or after sex. I also have noticed that I feel like my bladder doesn't empty completely.
I also was told at a doctor's appointment when I was 11 weeks pregnant that my urine sample showed that I may have group-b strep. My understanding is that a urine sample is not a definitive to diagnose group-b and that I'll have to wait for a swab test at the end of my pregnancy to be sure.
However, I did read that GBS can sometimes increase the chance of getting a UTI.
JeAnOr, how did things turn out for you?
Does anyone else have GBS? Or mild UTI symptoms?
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replied January 12th, 2012
Just an update on my last post. It turns out that the mild UTI symptoms I had were from the GBS. Since I had an active infection my midwife prescribed oral antibiotics for right now. (Macrobid) Of course, now I'll have to have an IV during labor too.

I have been reassured that macrobid is "safe" during pregnancy, but I still feel like it could harm my baby in some way. I'm nervous about taking it.
Has anyone else used macrobid while they were pregnant?
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