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Pregnant and have worms. Will this have any effect on unborn baby?

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Dr. Asra Ishtiaq Ahmed


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Posted on Wed, 19 Dec 2012 in Pregnancy
Question: I have worms will this effect my unborn baby
Answered by Dr. Asra Ishtiaq Ahmed 2 hours later
Hello there.

Thanks for writing.

Worms as such do not affect the baby.

However symptoms of worm infestation like nausea, vomiting, bloating, abdominal pain, constant fatigue and diarrhea may affect your health and eventually the baby's health.

Also chronic worm infestation can result in low hemoglobin (anemia) which can affect your pregnancy and baby outcome.

So treatment of worm infestation is a must in pregnancy.

Maintain adequate hygiene in food and personal habits is a necessary to prevent recurrent worm infections.

I hope I have answered you.

Take care.
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