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The consequences of intrauterine infection on the fetus

The consequences of intrauterine infection on the fetus

The consequences of intrauterine infection on the fetus. Intrauterine infection is a relatively serious complication during pregnancy. The main manifestations are pregnant women’s abdominal pain, fever, fishy smell of vaginal discharge, laboratory tests, white blood cells, C-reactive protein, and procalcitonin are all elevated.

The consequences of intrauterine infection on the fetus
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The embryo stops developing and there is an infection in the uterus, there will be the following symptoms:

  • First, the original pregnancy reaction has completely disappeared.
  • Second, there will be peculiar smell of vaginal secretions.
  • Third, vaginal bleeding will occur, and the color is often relatively dark, which may cause pus and blood.
  • Fourth, there may be pain in the lower abdomen.
  • Fifth, there will be an increase in body temperature. In severe cases, there may be high fever or chills. This is when the embryo stops developing in the uterus and is infected.

It is recommended to seek medical treatment in time for symptoms that appear clinically. Because after the embryo stops developing, if it is not handled in time, it may cause coagulation dysfunction, so this point should be paid attention to, but it must be handled after the infection is controlled, which is more secure.

Intrauterine infection may cause fetal congenital malformations, threatened abortion, fetal growth retardation, premature delivery, intrauterine stillbirth, embryonic abortion, and even death of newborns. The pathogens of intrauterine infection are divided into viral, bacterial, toxoplasma, syphilis, hepatitis B, AIDS, etc., all belong to intrauterine infection. Clinically, bacterial intrauterine infections need to be treated with antibiotics that do not affect the fetus. For viral intrauterine infections, antiviral treatments need to be selected for specific pathogens.

If it is an infection, intrauterine infection caused by a special virus, it is usually recommended to terminate the pregnancy in time due to treatment difficulties. When an intrauterine infection occurs, high-level antibiotic infusion treatment should be given to terminate the pregnancy as soon as possible. If the fetus has a chance of survival and cannot be delivered vaginally in the short term, the pregnancy can be terminated by cesarean section.

If the fetus has no chance of survival, induction of labor is recommended.

Intrauterine infection is a relatively serious complication during pregnancy. The main manifestations are pregnant women’s abdominal pain, fever, fishy smell of vaginal discharge, laboratory tests, white blood cells, C-reactive protein, and procalcitonin are all elevated. If it is not treated in time, it may cause sepsis in pregnant women, toxic shock, severely life-threatening, fetal distress, and risk of fetal death. After the fetus is delivered, the mother should continue to be given high-level antibiotic treatment and standardize the medication.

(source:chinanet, reference only)


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