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Group B Strp Vulva Vaginitis
It's complicated...: Your vaginitis or cervicitis may have another cause, even if you had a positive culture for GBS. This usually causes genital symptoms. GBS can cause other serious problems, like urinary tract infection, transission to baby during delivery if pregnant, and rarely bloodstream infection (sepsis). Amoxicillin is always active against GBS; persisting symptoms is evidence GBS isn't the cause. ...Read more
No: Not effective for UTI or vaginits.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on situation: Its most worrisome problem occurs when it passes from the genital tract of a mother to her newborn during labor or delivery.The resulting exposure may result in a severe infection in the infant. The germ is found normally in the stool, and as such came from ingestion. It is common & seldom causes problems outside that with the newborn. The infected newborn is unlikely to pass it to others. ...Read more
Common: Group b is strep is a normal bacteria in the vagina for three out of ten women. It is not caused by anything in particular and is not harmful to you unless it makes it way into the bladder and cause a urinary tract infection which should be treated. Pregnant women are tested at 35-36 weeks because while the bacteria isn't harmful to mom the baby could get pneumonia and very ill from group b strep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: It is a germ normally found in the intestines causing no problems & can be there on & off.It can contaminate the female genital tract & cause a uti. It can get into a leaking bag of waters around a baby & cause infection & death. Babies that pick it up on the way out may have no problems or develop blood poisoning or meningitis. Quick treatment can salvage many but not all infants. ...Read more
Yes: Although I would consider it 'over kill' since Group B Strep is easy to kill. The doctor should have a 'culture report' that says what antibiotics are effective against the germ, so you might want to call if you've not yet got your prescription filled. (Amoxicillin would have been just fine for example). In some ways, it's nice to 'save' the spectrum of activity -and target the germ more precisely ...Read more
Can group b strep cause UTI symptoms? Have had symptoms of UTI with culture positive for gbs. One doc says yes, could be the group b. Another says no.
Irritated urethra & slight inflamed meatus Full panel STD test inc mycoplasma gen neg. Enterococcus faecalis found in semen Can this be the cause?
Yes: This website will give you all the information you are looking for: www.medicinabuenosaires.com/revistas/vol58-98/2/semenquality.htm ...Read more
Normal skin bacteria: Group b strep is a common bacteria which grows on our skin. We screen for gbs in pregnancy around the vaginal and rectal area but it can grow on the skin anywhere. It is not transmitted or spread from person to person as it is a normal bacterial flora. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dna probe showed i was positive vaginally for e coli, entercoccus faecalis & m. Hominis, which one would cause external vaginitis? (burning, red, etc)
Common hitch hiker: Group b strep is a common germ in nature & found at any one moment in the genital tract of ~1/3 of women.In most cases it is innocuous, causing no harm, although it sometimes can cause a uti. It can be there one week & gone the next however, if passed to a newborn during labor or delivery, a fraction will get very sick.I would consider any mom @ risk & rely on the ob's to monitor the situation. ...Read more
Wat vag swab reslt means? Pus cells-absent, trichmons vagalis-absent, candida- present, lactobacili-abnormal-19 week preg have green discharge also.
Alpha hemolytic streptococcus are non pathogenic but streptococcus pneumoniae is grouped under this group. Why?
They're pathogemic: Alpha hemolytic strep are not non-pathogenic. They include the pneumococcus ( strep pnemoniae) and also viridans group strep. These all cause human disease. ...Read more
Not the best: Ciprofloxacin is not the best option for GBS. Others in this family may have better MIC (a measure antibiotic activity against certain bacteria) if this class is necessary based on allergies or other contraindications to penicillin-based antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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