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Can streptococcus agalactiae found in ejucalate be cause of my pain during ejucalation and blood in ejucalate?

Can streptococcus agalactiae found in ejucalate be cause of my pain during ejucalation and blood in ejucalate?

Possibly: You should be seen by a urologist. You have an infection in either your prostate or some other area of semen production and you should be fully evaluated to make sure it is treated appropriately and that nothing more serious is in progress. ...Read more

Streptococcus (Definition)

Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) ...Read more


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In my cervical smear check up I was found Streptococcus agalactiae. How is it transmitted except through sex?

In my cervical smear check up I was found Streptococcus agalactiae. How is it transmitted except through sex?

Group B Strep: This organism is part of the normal intestinal flora and secondary contamination of the vaginal barrel can occur in several ways, sexual intercourse being less likely than others. A risk factor for the neonate if Mom is a carrier, it is routinely checked for by astute Obstetricians. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between escherichia coli and group b streptococcus (agalactiae)? Did I develop one from another? If so, which from which?

What is the relationship between escherichia coli and group b streptococcus (agalactiae)? Did I develop one from another? If so, which from which?

Gut bacteria: Both e.Coli and group b strep are common bacteria in the intestines. They are often found together in a stool specimin. The e.Coli is a more common cause of urinary tract infections than group b strep. Gbs is best known for asymptomatic carriage (1/3) in the female genital tract, and passage to a newborn where it can cause devistating disease. Oral antibiotics can help a UTI but rarely effects carriage. ...Read more

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In my cervical smear check up I was found Streptococcus agalactiae. I am only interested in how it got there! Not in neonatal issues! Thanks?

In my cervical smear check up I was found Streptococcus agalactiae. I am only interested in how it got there! Not in neonatal issues! Thanks?

Colinization: That is a term for "it gets there, lives there, and causes problems only in certain circumstances." Strep is a common bacteria on our skin and in the mouth. Very easy to treat IF it is causing problems. See: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/229091-overview for more information. ...Read more

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Streptococcus agalactiae resistent to ofloxacin, amox/clavulanic acid (even though sensible on antibiogram). Infected for 2 months now. What to do?

Streptococcus agalactiae resistent to ofloxacin, amox/clavulanic acid (even though sensible on antibiogram). Infected for 2 months now. What to do?

Needs Evaluation: If infection persisted with the right antibiotics, we usually look for source of infection that is not controlled with antibiotics alone (i. e. abscess). ...Read more

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I had a lab test and result is heavy growth of streptococcus agalactiae group b. Doctor said its a vaginal infection. Why it's happened?

I had a lab test and result is heavy growth of streptococcus agalactiae group b. Doctor said its a vaginal infection. Why it's happened?

Normal bacteria: Group b strep is a normal bacteria in women's vaginal area. Pregnant women need to be tested for group b strep and receive antibiotics to get rid of the bacteria because the bacteria can cause infections for an infant as they come through the birth canal. ...Read more

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Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? Culture results: 10, 000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100, 000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? Culture results: 10, 000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100, 000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Contamination: Urinary tract infection is usually a single organism. GBS is a normal organism of the vagina. In your case, it is likely that e. coli is the responsible organism for your UTI and GBS is just a contaminant especially that the count is 10, 000 ...Read more

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My test -a urine C&S test showed the result of component organism - my result was 2000 org/ml streptococcus agalactia group B, what does this mean?

My test -a urine C&S test showed the result of component organism - my result was 2000 org/ml streptococcus agalactia group B, what does this mean?

Explanation: If it was clean catch urinalysis, the culture usually contain some amount of different bacteria. For positive result, mean infection, culture should contain more than 100, 000 org/ml. Your result look benign. ...Read more

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What to do if I was diagnose with streptococcus agalactiae group b but I am not pregnant help please!?

What to do if I was diagnose with streptococcus agalactiae group b but I am not pregnant help please!?

It depends: These streptococci are around and can be harmless hangers-on. Your physician can advise you whether this is causing you an infection -- the location and severity determine the symptoms, rather than the bacterium itself -- and if it is, how best to manage it. ...Read more

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Beta streptococcus group b 10.000 to 100.000/ml in urine test -it is need to be treat with antibiotic?

Beta streptococcus group b 10.000 to 100.000/ml in urine test -it is need to be treat with antibiotic?

See below: It may indicate that you have a uti. Usually positive urine cultures have greater than 100, 000 cfu/ml but repeated urines with the same organism in lower numbers are significant. If you have symptoms of a UTI or if you have a significant number of wbc's in your urine you would probably benefit from a course of antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me what antibiotics are the best to kill streptococcus of group g?

Please tell me what antibiotics are the best to kill streptococcus of group g?

Penicillins: Intravenous penicillin g, oral penvk or amoxicillin. If mild penicillin allergy like skin rash use cephalexin (keflex). Severe penicillin allergy like hives use IV vancomycin or oral or IV clindamycin. ...Read more

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My wife got streptococcus a (infected from our kid) but doesn't have any symptoms of illness, should she take antibiotics?

My wife got streptococcus a (infected from our kid) but doesn't have any symptoms of illness, should she take antibiotics?

Antibiotics: The best thing to do is for your wife to contact her primary doctor and discuss streptococcus.
If the doctor cannot see her for some time, please take her to the Emergency facility.

Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Can I let my streptococcus infection just run its course instead of taking antibiotics?

Can I let my streptococcus infection just run its course instead of taking antibiotics?

Bad idea: You do not state what type of streptococcal infection you have. Some streptococcal infections can become life threatening without treatment. Group a strep. Infections can cause rheumatic fever if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Burning sensation when urinating but urinoculture negative:Streptococcus aagactiae only 20000/ml. Should I still go with antibiotics? Thanks

Burning sensation when urinating but urinoculture negative:Streptococcus aagactiae only 20000/ml. Should I still go with antibiotics? Thanks

Possibly: The doctor treating you will have to make the ultimate decision. Typically a low colony count of this type of bacteria does not represent a true infection. ...Read more

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I have a urine culture showing: Greater than 100, 000 col/ml Group B Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus (Strep agalactiae). Sensitivity not What does it mean?

I have a urine culture showing: Greater than 100, 000 col/ml Group B Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus (Strep agalactiae). Sensitivity not What does it mean?

Probable UTI: Group B beta strep is commonly carried in the vagina, usually without harm, except if present during labor, it can cause serious infections in the baby. However, it sometimes causes UTI as well. If you have typical UTI symptoms (urineary frequency, urgency, burning) or high white blood cells in the urine, you should be treated. If not, maybe retest and don't worry if neg. Discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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My son is 6 yrs old and is on his 4th round of antibiotics for strep butt is it okay to give a child acidophilus dietary supplement with a streptococcus thermophilus bacteria in it? I want to try and replenish all of the good bacteria that has been and

Yes but...: The probiotic medication is ok but is he ill each time? Are his throat cultures always positive for group a streptococci. Some children carry strep in their throat in low amounts and if they have a viral illness, strep may be blamed on the illness. ...Read more

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Streptococcus milleri in the womb/placenta should this have been detected during my pregnancy? Me and baby recieved antibiotic therapy but worried no

Streptococcus milleri in the womb/placenta should this have been detected during my pregnancy? Me and baby recieved antibiotic therapy but worried no

Strep milleri: This organism can be quite malignant, if in fact it is causing infection. It is not possible to tell whether its presence could have been detected earlier without more info on your symptoms and signs. Hope that you and your baby are getting along well and will recover uneventfully from anything this may have caused. ...Read more

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Have gone to my pcp 2 times had a sore throat both test was negative for streptococcus gave me antibiotics and throat huts once more what is this?

Have gone to my pcp 2 times had a sore throat both test was negative for streptococcus gave me antibiotics and throat huts once more what is this?

Best way to tell: You did not mention if you had swollen glands, fever, etc. A throat culture is the best way to determine if your sore throat is due to a bacterial infection, usually streptococcus. There are many viruses such as mononucleosis that can also cause sore throats, it's not a good idea to take antibiotics for every sore throat. And there are other causes not due to infection such as postnasal drip. ...Read more

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Can GBS in cervical smear, which has to be treated with antibiotics, be found as a result of living with a dog or not well washed hands?

Can GBS in cervical smear, which has to be treated with antibiotics, be found as a result of living with a dog or not well washed hands?

No: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a normal bacterium which is commonly found in intestines and vagina. It is part of the normal body flora and does not cause any ill effects or harm. However it is abnormal to be found in sterile body fluids such as urine, blood or spinal fluid. It is IMPORTANT to be treated if you have GBS when you give birth to prevent life-threatening infection to the newborn. ...Read more

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Colonized with gbs. Do I need antibiotics before, during and after cvs? Should I choose amniocentesis instead?

Colonized with gbs. Do I need antibiotics before, during and after cvs? Should I choose amniocentesis instead?

Invasive prenatal: Choosing to undergo invasive prenatal testing is an important decision and one best had with a perinatologist. The timing, whether to do early testing with CVS, later testing with amniocentesis or even nowadays we like to use noninvasive testing with free fetal DNA which poses no risk to fetus, will ultimately depend on what you are trying to test for. ...Read more

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My baby was born with severe neumonia. My wife gbs was negative but still received antibiotics during labor cause she was + in the past. What happened?

My baby was born with severe neumonia. My wife gbs was negative but still received antibiotics during labor cause she was + in the past. What happened?

GBS: Having negative gbs status does not completely rule out pneumonia from gbs. Mom can acquire gbs later in pregnancy. Besides gbs, there are many other reasons for baby having pneumonia. Other common pneumonia is related to e coli. ...Read more

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No one knows how long a labor will be, so should I be induced cause' I am gbs positive & need the antibiotics 4 hours before I deliver?

No one knows how long a labor will be, so should I be induced cause' I am gbs positive & need the antibiotics 4 hours before I deliver?

Not exactly...: It means is mom gets antibiotics when she is admitted to the hospital in labor, hoping that the antibiotics go through the placenta to protect the baby. Because it takes some time for enough antibiotics to get into the baby, the desire is for the baby to not be born until 4 or more hours after mom gets the antibiotics. Mom gets a second dose of antibiotics if labor takes longer, which is common. ...Read more

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What is baby's outcome if I tested positive for GBS? Are antibiotics good enough to protect her?

What is baby's outcome if I tested positive for GBS? Are antibiotics good enough to protect her?

Don't be afraid: Your physician knows how to protect your daughter. This is not your fault. Follow instructions. Congratulations on your upcoming childbirth. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

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