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Urinary Tract Infection During Pregnancy


Urinary Tract Infection During Pregnancy

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most commonly occurring type of bacterial infection during pregnancy. A UTI, with or without symptoms, can lead to dangerous kidney infection. Kidney infection during pregnancy can endanger both mother and fetus.

Many women with a UTI have no symptoms but have high levels of bacteria in their urinary tract. During your first prenatal exam, your doctor will test your urine sample for bacteria. If your results show that you have a UTI, you will be treated with antibiotics.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedNovember 10, 2010

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