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Pregnant. Pus cells and occasional gram found in urine test. Any risk in pregnancy?

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i am 33 weeks pregnant and i have 8 to 10 pus cells and 4 to 6 epithelel cells. so the doctor recommended for urine culture. the report came with occasional pus cells and occasional gram
negative bacilli seen. igsinificant growth of epidural commusals. do i have uti ? is there a risk in my pregnancy ? do i.need to have premature.birth ? i dont have any irritation while passing urine
Posted Thu, 21 Mar 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 14 hours later
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During pregnancy there is an entity called Asymptomatic bacteriuria. You are suffering from the same. It is seen in 2-7% of pregnant women.
Asymptomatic bacteriuria is presence of bacteria in urine that occurs without usual symptoms such as burning during urination or frequent urination.
Untreated, asymptomatic bacteriuria can lead to a kidney infection in high-risk individuals like pregnant women. So you need to be treated with antibiotics.
Treatment of bacteriuria during pregnancy reduces the incidence of complications like preterm delivery and lowers the long-term risk of sequelae following asymptomatic bacteriuria.
Asymptomatic bacteriuria is completely curable. So you need not worry.
Hope this helps,
Dr Nilofer

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