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Doctor insights on: Group D Strep

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What is strep group d in urine culture is it different from e.coli? And is it more harmful than e.coli Bacteria?

What is strep group d in urine culture is it different from e.coli? And is it more harmful than e.coli Bacteria?

Colon derived: Group D strep is typically a colon bacteria. It is very different than E. Coli, even though E. Coli is also a colon bacteria. Group D strep does not produce irritating infections or toxin associated infection. E Coli can produce serious painful infection. Group D strep is known also as Strep Bovis. It can produce endocarditis and can be associated with malignancy or diverticular disease. ...Read more

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If placental blood clots and a 3mm placental hemmorhage are found- could this be d/t group b strep, or poss develop in l&d from chorioamnionitis?

If placental blood clots and a 3mm placental hemmorhage are found- could this be d/t group b strep, or poss develop in l&d from chorioamnionitis?

Probably not: The blood clots are probably a separate problem and may be a partial abruption or separation of the placenta. If gbs is present but the water is not broken it is not likely to be cause. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for bleeding after strep group b test?

Possible reasons for bleeding after strep group b test?

Irritated throat: With strep throat, the "skin" (mucous membrane) is very inflamed and tender (friable). The swab can easily scratch this lining and you can have a bit of bleeding. You should not have much and it should stop quickly. If the swab was much rougher than you have experienced before, then the person who swabbed your throat needs to be re-trained and tell your doc, or the lab director ...Read more

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Is it normal to do the group strep b with one swab for both ends? Inserted swab into front area and then swiped back area with the same swab.

Is it normal to do the group strep b with one swab for both ends? Inserted swab into front area and then swiped back area with the same swab.

Yes. We use the same: Swab for front & back of throat and both tonsils on each side. The idea is to swab as big an area as we can to obtain the specimen or microorganism. ...Read more

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What is ''group b strep''?

What is ''group b strep''?

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.
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What is a group b strep test?

What is a group b strep test?

Culture for bacteria: Group b streptococcus is a bacteria present in the vagina and rectum in approximately 20% of women. The test involves a qtip swab of the vagina and rectum to see if the bacteria is present. This is usually done around the 35th week of pregnancy. If positive you will need antibiotics during labor to protect the baby from infection. ...Read more

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What to do about group b strep!!?

What to do about group b strep!!?

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

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How can I know if I have group b strep?

How can I know if I have group b strep?

Test for it: 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

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What can I expect if I have group b strep?

What can I expect if I have group b strep?

Antibiotics in labor: When a woman has group b strep we start antibiotics when she goes into labor. These antibiotics pass through the placenta and protect the baby during delivery. You can also expect more careful assessments of baby after delivery and possibly needing to stay at least 24 hours. If you don't get at least two doses of antibiotics before delivery, you may need to stay for further monitoring. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have group b strep?

What to do if I think I have group b strep?

Why?: For most women, GBS is an innocent germ that can be found in the poo or the female genital structures of about a third at any time. It becomes an issue with pregnancy where it may pass to the newborn and cause significant disease. It occasionally causes UTI's in women. ...Read more

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What is group b strep, and how do you get it?

Nature: Group b strep (gbs) is a naturally occuring bacteria in the environment. It can live in the intestines of 20-25% of all individuals and in general does not cause any issues. It can however, cause an infection in the womb (uterus) during pregnancy, particularly during labor. Therefore, a woman who is known to be gbs positive is treated with antibiotics in labor to protect the baby. ...Read more

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What is group b strep and how can someone get it?

What is group b strep and how can someone get it?

A bacteria: Group b strep is a type of bacteria that grows on the skin and in your vagina. It can cause an infection in the baby so all women are screened for colonization in the third trimester and treated with antibiotics during labor if the screen is positive. You get it from other people who are colonized. ...Read more

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What can I do if I test positive for group b strep?

What can I do if I test positive for group b strep?

Antibiotics: It is not uncommon to be gbs +ve in pregnancy.This can put the baby at risk as he comes out the birth canal. We normally prescribe antibiotics while you giving birth. ...Read more

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What exactly group b strep and how does a person get it?

What exactly group b strep and how does a person get it?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: group b strep?

GBS: 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 protect her unborn child. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss group b strep and how do you get it?

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 more

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What would be a nanda diagnosis for someone with group b strep?

Group b strep: I'm not sure what you mean by nanda diagnosis. Gbs is significant for pregnancy. It is a bacteria only significant on its affect on newborns. Women with gbs only need to be treated to keep their newborn healthy. ...Read more

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How probable is it for a 59 year old to recover from group b strep?

Variable: Gbs is not a common germ for the adult set. It is known to cause urinary tract disease in women. If it were part of an emergency patient, you might be given residual. ...Read more

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How probable is if for a 59 year old to recover from group b strep?

Confusing question: Group b strep is a common germ found in the female genital tract. It is transiently found in a third of women at any time during pregnancy & for them usually causes no problems. It is occasionally found as a cause of a urinary tract infection in females & blood poisoning or meningitis in newborns. Unless an adult had an immune defect, I don't see gbs as causing any major problem. ...Read more

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When after coming into contact with somene who has group b strep do you test positive?

Why do you ask?: Group b strep is occasionally found as a benign inhabitant of the GI tract & does create problems for newborns delivered to women who have it in their genital tract. Pregnant women go through transient periods where it is present & the disappears but rarely have any problem other than a UTI with it. It is not a germ known to cause waves of infection to people who are exposed. ...Read more

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I've just been diagnosed with group b strep can someone give me more info about it please?

Common problem: As many as a 3rd of women will be found to carry gbs in their genital tract at any given time. It is a common germ found in the bowel and occasionally causes uti's in women. Newborns who are exposed can develop blood poisoning, pneumonia and progress rapidly to a fatal outcome. In the us, women carrriers get IV antibiotics in labor and the newborns are monitored. Most do quite well. ...Read more

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How long after coming into contact with somene who has group b strep can you start developing symptoms?

Confusing question: Group b strep is a common cause of newborn blood poisoning & pneumonia syndrome but rarely trouble to anyone else. The germ can travel in the fluids at birth into babies nose & lungs & cause immediate or delayed (up to 6-'s 8 wks) symptoms. It occasionally causes uti's in females & is occasionally found in stool cultures. I have never seen or treated a gbs problem in any kid over 2 months old. ...Read more

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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?

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

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After being sick for a week, I just got told I have strep group f. What does this mean? How is this bad? Could my children have it as well?

After being sick for a week, I just got told I have strep group f. What does this mean? How is this bad? Could my children have it as well?

Types of strep: Bacteria are classified many ways. Just like there are many different "types" of dogs, there are different "types" of streptococcal bacteria. While still all strep bacteria, they can act very different, just like different types of dogs are very different, but still dogs. Depending on the site of your infection, it could possibly be spread to kids. Will respond very well to appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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I did some blood and urine work recently and was diagnosed with Strep Group B. I'm a male. How could I have gotten this? And I don't feel any symptoms, should I be worried?

I did some blood and urine work recently and was diagnosed with Strep Group B. I'm a male. How could I have gotten this? And I don't feel any symptoms, should I be worried?

Group b strep: Nothing to worry, as long as it was not found in the blood stream, it is problematic to pregnant women and babies and people who have immunodeficiency ...Read more

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What is group b strep like?

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

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Is group b strep contagious?

Is group b strep contagious?

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

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Why is group b strep so bad for babies?

Why is group b strep so bad for babies?

Imunity: Babies have no immunity so any bugs potentially can kill them. They gain some immunity from maternal milk but bottle feeded babies dont. ...Read more

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How is gbs (group b strep.) contracted?

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

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What is non group a strep? Is it contagious?

Different strain: Strep has many different strains. Different strains cause different types of infections. In the throat, we usually just test for group a, since that is the strain that can lead to rheumatic heart disease. Other strains are usually left for the body to take care of without antibiotics. ...Read more