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    Default Recurring infection in uterus

    Hi, I'm very new here and after our difficult year a friend suggested I join to help cope with what we are going through.

    So this year my husband and I have lost our two little boys. The first was in Jan, and our second was just recently on 11 Sept. We are devastated.

    In both pregnancies I made it to 16 wks, but then went into labour and lost the babies. Apart from the pain I was experiencing for 2 days prior, both babies looked well until I miscarried.

    After testing etc. the drs have discovered that I am getting infections in my uterus which then have then turned to septicemia. The infections irritate my uterus and trigger labour. The problem is that apart from some minor bleeding prior to the MC, I don't have any symptoms of infection leading up to the MCs. The bacteria I tested positive for is also a normal type that we all carry in our vaginas, respiratory system and teeth. Somehow it is getting out of control and is creating problems in my uterus and blood ******. I also ended up with pneumonia after the first MC.

    Sorry for the long-winded post. I'm just trying to see if anyone else has had a similar experience? I'm a few weeks away from hearing more info from the drs about how this could be prevented in the future and would love to know if anyone's had some success. Thank you!

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    Hi there, I hope it all gets sorted for you soon, sounds like you have been through the wringer already!!!

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    @Artie - I'm so very very sorry for your losses of your precious boys How are you doing now? I know the pain of losing your boys will never fully go away but I hope you're finding it easier to be happy again while still keeping a special spot for them in your heart. Xxx

    I'm in research mode after 4 losses this year up to 11 weeks and just wondering how your infections were discovered please? Do you mind me asking if it was staph (which yes I know is something we all have in moderation)? Or strep? I was just wondering how you went with your follow up Dr's appointment with how to manage your next pregnancy?

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    Hi lady dee, we are doing a lot better thanks. It's still pretty raw but we're starting to feel like life is getting back to normal. I'm so sorry to hear you are going through something similar you poor dear.

    The first infection was a maecrophelia type bacteria (spelling is a bit off sorry) and the second was a strep strain.

    The drs are calling it chorioamnionitis. Basically it is inflammation if the fetal membranes. Our tests show that I had placental abruption with both babies, which may have made a gateway for infection.

    Still having more tests, but it's looking like the specialists will be recommending aspirin and antibiotics from very early on (if we decide to try again). Although it's far from ideal going on long term medication, we have been assured that it's low-risk and likely to be effective. No one's sure why this is happening, but they can only recommend a possible plan to reduce the risk.

    In getting to this point we have been referred to and infectious diseases specialist, endocrinologist and an obstetric physician.

    Hope this is helpful. Good luck on your journey and pls let me know if you like to discuss further xx

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    Ps @Ladydee the infections were only found once I had gone into labour and the inflammatory markers were showing up on blood tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artie View Post
    Ps @Ladydee the infections were only found once I had gone into labour and the inflammatory markers were showing up on blood tests.
    Thanks so much for your reply @Artie. Thanks for sharing, it opens up possible reasons for our losses so yep, super helpful xx I'm currently 7 weeks again and have had a couple of decent bleeds so we're hanging on by the skin of our teeth! The bleeding is a first for me as all my others have been missed m/c where I don't bleed until I already know the heart beat has stopped and it's all over and therefore stop my Progesterone support. I'm trying an immune protocol for the first time this time with Prednisolone, Clexane injections and aspirin so, we'll see how we go.

    I still don't have an exact answer as to why we keep losing them so your diagnosed problem is still a possibility that I'll ask my FS about. I wonder if they could swab test me now-ish or not? I know some preg women get a step b swab but not usually until later in their pregnancy. I too have gotten a really bad virus/ cold after my m/c's (during the beginning of those pregnancies too actually) but after one in particular, my GP sent me off for a chest x-ray as she thought I might have pneumonia after listening to my chest and breathing.....soooo sick!

    I find it interesting that you've been referred to an endocrinologist as well?!

    Thanks so much again and, from the bottom of my heart, I wish you a healthy take-home bubba in your arms ASAP! Your specialists definitely sound like they're onto it! The biggest first step is that diagnosis, now they can work their butts off to overcome your fertility problems Hugs xoxoxo

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    @Artie, have you had a Hysteroscopy? I have and they took a small biopsy sample of my lining while they were in there to test....not sure what they tested it for though! More questions for my fertility specialist.....I do remember him saying he "cleared up" some mucus while he was in there so I'll ask some more about that too.


 

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