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Group B Strep Culture
Group B: Germs are a common part of our existence many types inhabit our body. Some in our poo help our digestion. Some do nothing. Some can cause problems under specific conditions.U getgbs from the environment. It tends to occupy the lower female genital tract (1/3 have it at any point).If it is there during labor & delivery, it can invade a baby causing infection or do nothing at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 have a very sore throat and ulcers on my uvula and tonsils. My culture showed group b strep. And my doc says I don't need an antibiotic. Still hurts?
No: GBS is considered a normal finding in stool. It is an occasional cause of UTI's in women.It is most worrisome if present in the genitals of a pregnant woman near the time of delivery, when it can cause severe infections in a newborn. ...Read more
No leukocytes in multiple urinalyses but group b strep in urine culture. Some pelvic pressure/burning. Drs won't treat - say uti would show leukocytes?
GBS can cause UTI: Group B strep can cause UTI. If the culture was properly collected (i.e. a good "clean catch" specimen), and especially if more than one culture has been positive and/or you have typical UTI symptoms, treatment usually would be prescribed. UTI usually shows elevated urinary leukocytes, but there probably are exceptions. Maybe seek consult with a specialist, e.g. infectious diseases. Good luck! ...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
I have group b strep bacteria in my urine. I had a urine culture and that's what it showed and now i also have a small amount of blood in my urine.
Since 2013 urine cultures show group b strep 50000-100000. Delivered 2 babies gbs+ for both. Is this somethig that will always show in my urine? Harm?
Please treat: The fact that you had 2 infants with GBS means your next infant is a some risk as well. Your physician should give you antibiotics to eradicate this organism from the urine. You may be a carrier for GBS and may not be able to remove it totally from your body. Please tell the Pediatrician/Neonatologist about your history so they can screen the infant. Your Dr should give you antibiotics during labor ...Read more
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