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Malaria and pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   My wife was 9 week pregnant when she had fever and detected Plasmodium faciparum. Our local gynecologist suggested us to get it treated through the general physician. The general physician admitted her in the hospital and injected rez-q injection through saline in her blood. For some personal reasons we had to taken a forced discharge after 2 days of hospital treatment. Thereafter the malaria was cured she did not had fever and ever the blood report did not detect Plasmodium faciparum.

After some 4 days time we did sonography and found that the fetus was dead and was a missed abortion.

We have the following questions: -

Doctor has called for EC, after the 1st periods, would like to know what is EC. Doctor said there is big erosion in the cervix. What is EC ?

She was prescribed the following medicine during malaria,
Rez-Q Inj
Perinorm Inj
Ranitidin Inj
These inj we giving through D-10 IV saline.

Please confirm if these medicines are the cause of fetus to be dead.
Doctor :   XXXXXXXX. we chatted wrt this yesterday

Doctor :  
Do you have any other questions?
User :   R U the same Doctor Dr.Bharath ?
Doctor :  
User :   My question is on the EC part. What is EC & why it is required
Doctor :   Emergency Contraception

Doctor :  
It is required to prevent your wife getting pregnant in near future
User :   Can it be avoided since we can prevent this through other means also
Doctor :   As her health is not ideal right now

Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
Talk to your gynecologist about it
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Regarding alternative procedures
User :   Can u tell me something about chemoprophylaxis against malaria
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
Chemoprophylaxis is done for persons
Doctor :  
who are staying/visiting endemic areas
Doctor :   It is done with medications like Chloroquine, Doxyccycline

User :   With reference to EC I think I will have to speak to the gynecologist since what he referred to was curing the injury at the cervix but the answer I got from U is different hence I am worried
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
The standard abbreviation for Emergency contraception is EC
Doctor :  
Do reconfirm with your gynecologist
User :   OK Thank you. Have a nice Day ahead
Doctor :   Thank you XXXXXXXX

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User :   ok
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