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What could cause a positive group b strep test during pregnancy?

What could cause a positive group b strep test during pregnancy?

Common finding: Up to a third of normal women will be gbs positive at a given point with this germ on their genitals.It is common germ that is often found in the GI tract ; poo and occasionally causes uti's in women.Its main danger comes to the newborn where it can cause blood poisoning (sepsis), and or meningitis.After close monitoring was adopted, the frequency of problems has declined. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What effects can strep b have in early pregnancy ?

What effects can strep b have in early pregnancy
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Unsure: I am not sure what your question is. However, about 1 in 3 women have group b strep in the vagina and it is not generally a problem during the pregnancy. At delivery the baby is exposed and could develop a serious infection. Cultures are usually done between 35 and 37 weeks, if positive for gbs then antibiotics are given during labor to protect the baby. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant, CMV test shows positive and high IgG antibodies and negative igm, is it ok for pregnancy?

8 weeks pregnant, CMV test shows positive and high IgG antibodies and negative igm, is it ok for pregnancy?

Yes: The high IGG levels mean your baby is protected from CMV if you are exposed.The low IGM level means you have no evidence of a recent or ongoing CMV infection that would hurt your baby.Good luck. ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant.AST=33,ALT=52; Hep A positive; Hep B and Hep C negative. will my baby get infected? what will be complications in pregnancy?

34 weeks pregnant.AST=33,ALT=52; Hep A positive; Hep B and Hep C negative. will my baby get infected? what will be complications in pregnancy?

Unsure: there are not many cases of hepatitis A being transmitted to the baby from the mom. Your liver function numbers are reassuring. Please discuss with your OB provider and whoever your child's provider will be. What is reassuring is that transmission from mom to baby is rare in the medical literature ...Read more

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Can rubella IgM be positive in early pregnancy?

Can rubella IgM be positive in early pregnancy?

Should not: IgM (immunoglobulin M) is a class of antibodies that are produced in the early phase of an acute infection. Later antibodies of the IgG class are formed. Past infection or vaccination leads to positive IgG antiboies. If IgM antibodies are positive, the test should be first repeated to ensure it is not false positive. If it is truly positive it suggests acute infection with Rubella. ...Read more

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What to do about rubella IgM may b positive in early pregnancy?

Rubella IgM: IgM means recent infection and chances of transmission vertically to fetus are rather high. Universal vaccination was started because it is very difficult to treat a baby born with rubella infection and I am unaware of an effective treatment for fetus. In such a case, would recommend working closely with infectious disease doctor and perinatologist to monitor the fetus to explore the options. ...Read more

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Could i test positive for group b strep with all of my pregnancies?

Could i test positive for group b strep with all of my pregnancies?

Does not matter: If you are beta strep + once u automatically get treated with antibiotics with your next labor, whether you are + or not because sometimes the culture can miss a + one so the rule is once you have been + then u get antibiotics anyway but u will still be tested no big deal. ...Read more

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MY torch panel test is positive with rubella IgG 15.40 Iu/Ml nd Cmv IgG is 132 U/ml.Will there is complication in pregnancy and will the child be safe?

MY torch panel test is positive with rubella IgG 15.40 Iu/Ml nd Cmv IgG is 132 U/ml.Will there is complication in pregnancy and will the child be safe?

Not from these germs: There is no single test that can assure you will not have some complication during pregnancy. These results mean these germs will not harm your baby if you have a chance exposure. ...Read more

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Culture + hsv-1 genital. Blood test 3 wk later hsv-1: 2.21 hsv-2: >5.00. Possible both are genital? Higher antibodies in hsv-2 mean older infection?

Culture + hsv-1 genital. Blood test 3 wk later hsv-1:  2.21 hsv-2:  >5.00. Possible both are genital? Higher antibodies in hsv-2 mean older infection?

Not necessarily: The bottom line is that you are infected with hsv and may experience herpes lesions in the genital area. If you do, you may wish to be on treatment that can reduce the recurrences. Tell all your sex partners of your hsv status. ...Read more

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Could rubella IgM be positive in early pregnancy?

Only if Infected: Rubella IgM indicates recent infection. Rubella IgG indicates old infection. If your IgM is elvated you need to discuss this with your OB/GYN ASAP. ...Read more

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My lab on this month IgG cmv, rubella, toxo positive and IgM CMV rubella herpes negative ; toxo weakly positive>0.6 can I have baby ob in Thai not sure?

My lab on this month IgG cmv, rubella, toxo positive and IgM CMV rubella herpes negative ; toxo weakly positive>0.6 can I have baby ob in Thai not sure?

Yes: As we discussed, you have had toxoplamosis and developed antibodies to this organism and in future pregnancies it will not cross the placental boundries and infect the baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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i have pregnancy of 9 weeks, TORCH test, results are as under for Rubella, IgG - 9.6 (borderline) IgM-3.98 (reactive) Is it safe to continue pregnancy

Talk to your OB: You need to talk to your OB. you should have Followup titers to see if this is an active infection. A Maternal Fetal specialist could help explain what's going on and the risks. ...Read more

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My torch panel test states Rubella IgG is 15.40 IU/lm and Cytomegalovirus IgG is 132U/ml ? Will there be complication in the pregnancy

Within range: If those numbers are within the normal range for your lab then it indicates you are immune to both rubella and CMV. The IgG indicates your body has has "seen" the viruses and mounted an immune response to them in the past. This is a good thing! ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant, tested positive for HSV 1 igg. Is there is any special consideration during pregnancy?

37 weeks pregnant, tested positive for HSV  1 igg. Is there is any special consideration during pregnancy?

Herpes Simplex: Nope. Not in any way. 75% of your fellow adults also test positive for this common herpes virus. Most who have this infection got it during their childhood. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Severe Vomiting (Definition)

"Severe vomiting can mean that: You vomit more than 10 times in 24 hours. For at least 24 hours, you vomit every time you try to drink something. The vomit shoots out in large amounts and with ...Read more