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Pregnancy and candida

Pregnancy and candida

Question:

- In March I made an abortion due to the evolutionary cessation of pregnancy (approx. Three months). The last menstruation was on September 13, 2006. On 06.10.2006 I did a gynecological check, after which it turned out that I had a slight candida. Naturally, it is the period when my menstruation must come. Belly pains specific to this period exist but, because I had unprotected sex (we want a child) I did on 10.10.2006 a pregnancy test that came out positive. I repeated the test today, 12.10.2006 and the result was the same, positive. I understand that the ultrasound shows no pregnancy until after three weeks and I probably have at most two. I also point out that, as a rule, I have calcium deficiency and during menstruation it is aggravated by respiratory insufficiency. Is it possible that belly pains are not a good sign again? The fact that I lack calcium affects the pregnancy, is it possible to take calcium during this period? Can being a candidate affect pregnancy?

Answer:

It is indeed possible that belly pain can be a negative indicator in the evolution of pregnancy (depending on the ultrasound device, the pregnancy can be visible for about 5 weeks of evolution, until then they can only be assumptions). You must go to the gynecologist to be consulted, to certify the diagnosis of pregnancy. In addition to your family doctor's letter, your gynecologist may recommend both a vitamin supplement (required in pregnancy, a supplement that usually contains Ca2 +) and hormonal substituents, mainly progesterone to support trophoblast function (future placenta = home). fetus) in its task of maintaining the pregnancy.

It is very important not to administer any medicine without the knowledge of the attending physician (even in the absence of Ca2 +, if you give it without the doctor's approval, there is a risk that an increased concentration of it will trigger uterine contractions with adverse outcome for pregnancy).

Candida is a fungus present on the skin and mucous membranes of the body. This fungus causes infection only when there is an imbalance between the body's immunity and this fungus: either the body's immunity (specifies pregnancy) decreases, or the candida multiplies too much (usually during pregnancy a slowing of intestinal transit, relative constipation occurs , which favors the development of candidiasis).
During pregnancy, due to general changes but also to local ones, candidiasis infection is more common than during non-pregnancy. The candida itself does not directly affect the baby. Repeated aggression on the vaginal mucosa exerted by this candidiasis infection makes this mucosa more fragile and there is a higher risk of rupture during delivery (during birth). Depending on the local situation and the gestational age (preferably not in the first trimester of pregnancy), the doctor may recommend the administration of antifungal agents in the form of ova (with intravaginal administration).
During treatment, sexual contacts (even protected ones) should be avoided. Treatment is also required for the partner, even if he has no charges. The medicines are given only at the obstetrician's indication; there are different types of actions of the drugs on pregnancy and on the product of conception, so it is good to discuss this problem with the obstetrician doctor, the one who monitors your pregnancy evolution.
A good collaboration between you, your spouse and the obstetrician doctor is meant to ensure a carefree pregnancy and a healthy baby girl. Good health!

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