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Do Vaginal Exams Increase Risk Of Fetal Group B Strep
Group B strep is also known as Group B Streptococcal Infection. 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
GBS: Group b strep (gbs) is one of many bacteria that live on most people's body. When it lives on or around the vaginal area, a newborn baby has a higher risk of getting in or on the body. Unfortunately, gbs can be deadly to a newborn. Please talk to your doctor about what you can do to reduce this risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OB's follow protocol: The frequency of invasive group b strep disease has declined since the adoption of surveillance and treatment protocols by ob's & peds. Since gbs can come & go, most moms will be screened at 35-37 wks & receive abx during labor if positive, if status unknown she will be treated & babies are monitored & tested for a specific period after delivery. Discuss your concerns with your ob. ...Read more
Everything is wrong! placenta privia and now group b strep in bladder please explain the risk to me and baby thanks :( feeling hopeless?
Relax: As long as your membranes are intact inside the uterus your baby is pretty well protected. Your gynecologist may give you antibiotics before delivery to prevent the baby from infection and may consider a cesarean section due to the placenta lying low. These problems are not uncommon and the baby should be fine. ...Read more
Bacteria: We all have different bacteria that live normally on our skin. About 15-20% of women have group b strep (gbs) on their genital area skin. It is not a std. Group b strep is a bacteria that usually doesn't affect the mother but sometimes can cause serious infections in the baby if the mother does not get antibiotics in labor. For more info, copy this link: http://bit.Ly/kl216m. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 well known nasty habit of hurting newborns & occasionally causing urinary tract infections it can be just a benign hitchhiker in your system. Unless you have urinary symptoms or are in the final weeks of pregnancy, i would ignore the germ. ...Read more
Can you tell me what to do if i found out i was positice for group b strep. I don't really understand what it means if its bad?
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 well known nasty habit of infecting newborns ; occasionally causing urinary tract infections it can be just a benign hitchhiker in your system. Unless you have urinary symptoms or are in the final weeks of pregnancy, i would ignore the germ. ...Read more
I tested positive for group b strep with my son in 2010. . I got pneumonia in February this yr is this related?
Not specifically: As long as the fetal membranes are intact (your water isn't broke) tha baby is shielded against germ invasion. Once your water breaks, head up to the hospital so they can start meds that can stop GBS from being a problem.They are given IV. ...Read more
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