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If a pregnant woman has gonorrhea. Will the fetus be infected?

Apr 2014
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if a woman has gonerrea and is pregnant will the fetus become infected?
Posted Fri, 25 Oct 2013 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes,there are chances of infection to foetus also.

Detailed Answer:
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Yes ,there are chances of infection to foetus if lady is suffering from gonorrhoea.
Gonorrhoea is a bacterial disease and it effects foetus more during delivery by direct contact.Baby's eye may be infected and it may cause blindness if not treated properly.
Besides infection during delivery,it may also effect pregnancy in earlier stage in the form of infection to amniotic sac,premature rupture of membrane,abortion etc.So,it should be treated aggressively to prevent complications.

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