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Posted by: Nikki | 2007/03/19

bilharzia + pregnancy

I am being tested for bilharzia as I have been repeatedly ill with the symptoms, and now 16 weeks pregnant. It it is bilharzia, what are the possible effects on my baby?

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Dear Nikki
It can cause blockage of veins in the uterus and causing the placenta not to get enough oxygen and could cause liver problems but doctors would typically want to wait with treatment until after 16 weeks as the medicine may affect the young fetus.

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