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A 20-year-old female asked:

im 39 weeks pregnant with megasphaera in vagina. can my baby be harmed by this? i don't have bacterial vaginosis. is this bacteria part of the normal vaginal flora? my doc says i don't need treatment

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Don't worry: It is a newer defined bacteria but if you are not having symptoms you don't need trestment. There are not reports in pediatric literature of it causing harm to your baby.

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Last updated Mar 20, 2014

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