A 27-year-old female asked:
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Im 39 weeks pregnant with streptococcus viridans in my vagina. Can this bacteria harm my baby while giving birth vaginally? I kno gbs can but can this

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Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Treat: It can - but you can treat this.
Answered on Mar 23, 2014

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