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Do vaginal exams increase risk of fetal group b strep?

Do vaginal exams increase risk of fetal group b strep?

No there is no risk: Vaginal exams are performed with a sterile speculum. Even though approximately 25% of women are colonized with group b strep, it is highly unlikely that the speculum would enter the uterus to transmit the bacteria to the fetus. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Group B Strep (Definition)

Group b streptococcus is a bacteria. Many men and women are carriers of gbs. Gbs is significant in pregnancy, because having gbs that is untreated can cause illness to a newborn. Gbs is not a significant infection in the mother, she is treated only to ...Read more


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Does repeated and/or monthly use of Plan B one step cause infertility? Or increase risk of breast cancer?

Does repeated and/or monthly use of Plan B one step cause infertility? Or increase risk of breast cancer?

Plan B: Plan b is only a high dose of birth control medication. You run the same risks taking Plan B as you would taking birth control however you do not take it for long periods of time rather you just take high doses occasionally when needed. If you are concerned about the side effects of taking birth control you may want to look into using different methods of birth control rather than hormones. I do not believe there is any documentation supporting infertility. ...Read more

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What increases my baby's risk of having a late onset group b strep infection?

What increases my baby's risk of having a late onset group b strep infection?

Usually unknown: Any new born baby staying for a prolonged period in a neonatal intensive care unit is at higher risk. Other than that, most of late-onset group b strep infections are community acquired. ...Read more

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How does early rupture of membranes increase risk of transmitting all infections including HIV to the fetus?

How does early rupture of membranes increase risk of transmitting all infections including HIV to the fetus?

Protection gone: Uterine membrane is a protective barrior to featus, do not allow to get infection to baby and mother , prolonged disruption will cause infection besides lekage of aminiotic fluid. ...Read more

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Can sudden and strong scare cause problem at 23 week of pregnancy?I am high risk pregnant, with history of PPROM, currently low cervix w/cerclage

Can sudden and strong scare cause problem at 23 week of pregnancy?I am high risk pregnant, with history of PPROM, currently low cervix w/cerclage

You should be ok: Preterm Labor and/or weak cervix are very complex conditions. You already do have the best evidence based preventative tool in use: a cerclage. PERSISTENT high emotional stress is not good for your overall health, but a one time high stress event should not adversely affect your pregnancy. If you have leakage of fluid or persistant vaginal bloody discharge, seek MD eval. Otherwise you should be ok ...Read more

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What % of babies with group b strep have no effects?

What % of babies with group b strep have no effects?

Need to ask a neo: Natologist, that doc should have the answer, the goal is not for the baby to get b strep, that is why all pg women are tested and if it is + at any time during the pg, then antibiotics are given as soon as you are in labor or your water breaks. ...Read more

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What are the chances of an abnormality (of any kind) to go undetected in pre natal screening & tests for fetus in today's world? Pls give % & explain

What are the chances of an abnormality (of any kind) to go undetected in pre natal screening & tests for fetus in today's world? Pls give % & explain

Pretty low: The answer depends on who type of prenatal screening you did. There are several different ways to do and each one has a different detections rate. Even the most basic tests detect over 90% of abnormalities. Find out from your doctor what prenatal tests you did. A simple google search of that test should outline the detection rates for your specific method ...Read more

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Fetus's tissue testing on D&C (8 weeks and 2nd early MC) showed turners syndrome in the feutus. Future pregnancy implications of this? Any precautions

Fetus's tissue testing on D&C (8 weeks and 2nd early MC) showed turners syndrome in the feutus. Future pregnancy implications of this? Any precautions

Generally no: In general, in each subsequent pregnancy, the chance of having another pregnancy affected by Turner syndrome would not be increased given that it occurs due to a random error in the splitting of chromosomes during the creation of sperm usually, though sometimes also the egg. Unlikely to recur in a first time case. ...Read more

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Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Follow instructions: Best follow your infertility specialist's instructions. Because of the medications you received to stimulate ovulation, it is not unusual for your estrogen levels to be high. ...Read more

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I have a history of preterm birth of twins (31w gestation). Assuming my next pregnancy is a singleton, should I do 17p injections to reduce the risk of ptb? Are there risks to 17p injections?

I have a history of preterm birth of twins (31w gestation). Assuming my next pregnancy is a singleton, should I do 17p injections to reduce the risk of ptb? Are there risks to 17p injections?

See your doctor: I think you should really discuss this with your obstetrician. Without other info and without actually seeing a patient, these kind of questions are hard to answer. ...Read more

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My ob found dehiscence of low-t scar during 2nd c/s delivery @39w (bw 9lb; 16m interdelivery interval). I want a 3rd & last pregnancy. How would you manage risk of rupture--including spontaneous risk?

My ob found dehiscence of low-t scar during 2nd c/s delivery @39w (bw 9lb; 16m interdelivery interval). I want a 3rd & last pregnancy. How would you manage risk of rupture--including spontaneous risk?

At Time of Surgery: If determined to have another pregnancy, the best help would have been at time of surgery with a two layer closure of the uterine opening. Docs argue about best interval time but logically waiting over a year before conceiving appears to decrease risk of rupture. Lastly, the most dangerous thing is beyond your control since an accreta is your highest risk & unpreventable. A good OB - priceless! ...Read more

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HPV in a first cytology analysis of type (SIL. BG)/ CIN/ HPV) showed genotype of high risk (59). What is best next step & caution/prevention measure?

HPV in a first cytology analysis of type (SIL. BG)/ CIN/ HPV) showed genotype of high risk (59). What is best next step & caution/prevention measure?

What did Pap show?: Did ur Pap cytology show SIL? - LSIL or HSIL? If so, given ur age, you need a Colposcopy, regardless of HPV result. However a high risk HPV subtype supports the cytology result of SIL. A colposcopy with biopsies / ECC will provide histologic samples for the pathologist to determine severity of cervical dysplasia. Please see clinician who is qualified to perform colposcopies to review ur results ...Read more

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I'm O+, my husband is AB+. What's the likelihood of our baby having neonatal anemia? High risk pregnancy w/ maternal anemia and planned c-section cutting through anterior placenta previa.

I'm O+, my husband is AB+. What's the likelihood of our baby having neonatal anemia? High risk pregnancy w/ maternal anemia and planned c-section cutting through anterior placenta previa.

Possible: There is some possibility of an A/O or B/O reaction with jaundice and hemolytic disease but that part of this is usually minor and easy to manage. An OB with quick hands can limit the other issue. I would try to relax and figure out what your life will be like with 3 kids running around. ...Read more

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Does the possibility of an unborn baby getting antibodies c&d, (hemolytic disease of the newborn) increase with each pregnancy?

Does the possibility of an unborn baby getting antibodies c&d, (hemolytic disease of the newborn)  increase with each pregnancy?

HDN: With each pregnancy the mother increases her chances of developing antibodies which can in turn cross the placenta and harm the fetus. ...Read more

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Pregnt-20wks,vaginal swab shown that;heavy growth of streptococcus,beta-haemolytic Group-B- does ths infection harm my bby?doc prescribed unasyn375mg.

Pregnt-20wks,vaginal swab shown that;heavy growth of streptococcus,beta-haemolytic Group-B- does ths infection harm my bby?doc prescribed unasyn375mg.

Group B Strep: Group B Strep is an infection that can be associated with miscarraige and premature delivery. Babies born to mothers with this infection are at risk of serious infection either immediately after birth or up to three months after delivery. Antibiotics are frequently given to the mother during labor to prevent this transmission. ...Read more

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Since PVCs may indicate slight risk of developing heart disease, what frequency of PVCs puts one in this category? 10-20 per day? Many more?

Since PVCs may indicate slight risk of developing heart disease, what frequency of PVCs puts one in this category?  10-20 per day?  Many more?

No it's the type: it would have to be a LOT of PVC's to matter BUT many in a row (7 or more) OR many different shapes of PVC's are signs of something serious. ...Read more

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