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Is Group B Strep An Std
My next doctors appointment is next week I will be 36weeks pregnant what is group b strep test? How is it taken ? Is it an STD they are testing for?
Normal test: Group B streptococcus is a normal bacteria in the vagina. It rarely causes disease in women, but is dangerous for a baby exposed during delivery. Therefore, testing is routine toward the end of pregnancy, so the baby can be protected if the test is positive. The specimen is a swab (like a Q-Tip) taken during exam. You won't even feel it. Additional STD testing might also be done; ask your Ob. ...Read more
STD is also known as Sexually transmitted disease. This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...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
Can you give me suggestions if i was diagnosed simultaneously with group b strep and chlamydia - what to do?
Confusing question: Chlamydia is a std and requires antibiotic treatment. Gbs is a relatively common gut germ that is found on the genitals of 1/3 women at any one time. It occasionally causes uti's in women and can cause infections of a newborn that is infected in labor or delivery. Treatment if needed would best be decided by yoyr treating physician based on your situation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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