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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bacteria in vagina: Group beta streptococcus or gbs is a bacterial present in the vagina and rectum. Approximately 20% of women are carriers and it is not a sexually tran ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Culture for bacteria: Group b streptococcus is a bacteria present in the vagina and rectum in approximately 20% of women. The test involves a qtip swab of the vagina and re ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Ignore it: Group b strep is a periodic visitor to the digestive tract and at any given time 30% of women may have it show up on a vaginal swab. Except for it's w ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Test for it: Group b strep is a common germ in nature & found at any one moment in the genital tract of ~1/3 of women.In most cases it is innocuous, causing n ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Antibiotics in labor: When a woman has group b strep we start antibiotics when she goes into labor. These antibiotics pass through the placenta and protect the baby during ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Why ?: For most women, GBS is an innocent germ that can be found in the poo or the female genital structures of about a third at any time.It becomes an issue ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Lochner
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nature: Group b strep (gbs) is a naturally occuring bacteria in the environment. It can live in the intestines of 20-25% of all individuals and in general doe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
30 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A bacteria: Group b strep is a type of bacteria that grows on the skin and in your vagina. It can cause an infection in the baby so all women are screened for col ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deya Dafashy
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Antibiotics : It is not uncommon to be gbs +ve in pregnancy.This can put the baby at risk as he comes out the birth canal .We normally prescribe antibiotics while y ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Group B Step: Streptococcus is a bacteria that is given different.

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