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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy Complications Group B Streptococal Infection

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What causes beta hemolytic.Streptococcus group b infection?

What causes beta hemolytic.Streptococcus group b infection?

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 more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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Pregnt-20wks,vaginal swab shown that;heavy growth of streptococcus,beta-haemolytic Group-B- does ths infection harm my bby?doc prescribed unasyn375mg.

Pregnt-20wks,vaginal swab shown that;heavy growth of streptococcus,beta-haemolytic Group-B- does ths infection harm my bby?doc prescribed unasyn375mg.

Group B Strep: Group B Strep is an infection that can be associated with miscarraige and premature delivery. Babies born to mothers with this infection are at risk of serious infection either immediately after birth or up to three months after delivery. Antibiotics are frequently given to the mother during labor to prevent this transmission. ...Read more

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I had a lab test and result is heavy growth of streptococcus agalactiae group b. Doctor said its a vaginal infection. Why it's happened?

I had a lab test and result is heavy growth of streptococcus agalactiae group b. Doctor said its a vaginal infection. Why it's happened?

Normal bacteria: Group b strep is a normal bacteria in women's vaginal area. Pregnant women need to be tested for group b strep and receive antibiotics to get rid of the bacteria because the bacteria can cause infections for an infant as they come through the birth canal. ...Read more

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What's the procedure when being tested for group b strep..I lost my 1st child to the infection at 31wks. 2nd pregnancy & im 33wks i will b tested soon?

What's the procedure when being tested for group b strep..I lost my 1st child to the infection at 31wks. 2nd pregnancy & im 33wks i will b tested soon?

Discuss with OB: With your history i would expect your OB to be extra vigilant. Since gbs can be transient and is present in 1/3 of women at any time, most screening occurs later in pregnancy or at the beginning of premature labor. Iv antibiotics during labor is a standard treatment as oral meds have not been shown to effect outcome. ...Read more

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What brings about a group b strep infection in pregnancy? Does diet play a role?

What brings about a group b strep infection in pregnancy? Does diet play a role?

GBS lives in vagina: Some bacteria have certain areas where they like to live. Group B Strep lives 'normally' in the vaginal area. Yes, sorry- there are bacteria EVERYWHERE and you just can't get rid of 'em. If you do, some other microbes will just take their place. Diet has no effect. Ob/gyn's screen for GBS because it can be dangerous to the baby -causing meningitis at birth -so mothers are treated prior to delivery ...Read more

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Please tell me about group g streptococcus, what is it, what are the symptoms from infection?

See below: These organisms cause infections similar to other streptococci. See this site for more info. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/15/6/08-0666_article ...Read more

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Can yeast infections cause pregnancy complications?

Can yeast infections cause pregnancy complications?

Rarely: There have been reports of candida fungal (yeast) infections of the amniotic fluid which surrounds the fetus. ...Read more

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Worried about spotting as a sign of pregnancy complication?

Worried about spotting as a sign of pregnancy complication?

Common: 1 in 3 women have spotting or bleeding in the first few months of pregnancy. This is usually due to implantation bleeding and, in most cases, is not a sign that there is a problem with the pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Pregnancy Complications (Definition)

There are a host of potential complications in a pregnancy that range from bleeding to early labor and from medical issues like diabetes and high blood pressure to findings on ultrasound or blood tests that ...Read more