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Can you still carry GBS after pregnancy? If so can this cause staph infections etc?

Can you still carry GBS after pregnancy? If so can this cause staph infections etc?

GBS- YES; Staph-NO: Group B strep (GBS) is not an uncommon bacteria that is part of the normal bacterial flora one may find of the skin of many people. It's not a big deal until pregnancy when it's associated complications such as miscarriages. This bacteria will NOT cause a staph infection. An entirely different type of bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus, causes staph infections. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Mastitis?: Yes, infections can happen in nipples; this is called mastitis, and can be either bacterial or yeast in origin. I am unsure what the core of your question is, however. ...Read more

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How can I prevent uterine infections during pregnancy?

How can I prevent uterine infections during pregnancy?

Cannot: Uterine infections during pregnancy are quite uncommon. It is not entirely clear what you are asking, since the nature and mode of acquisition of the infection are not specified. If you are worried about stds, limit your sexual partners and stay completely protected. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection give any effects during my pregnancy?

Can a yeast infection give any effects during my pregnancy?

Yes. Get it treated: Although this is not something that happens often, it is possible for vaginal yeast to cause intrauterine inflammation and preterm labor. Yeast infections are common in pregnancy. Call your OB today to get a prescription for the yeast. Avoid over the counter treatments until you've discussed them with OB. Clotrimazole for 7 days is considered safe, but there are other creams that OBs prefer. ...Read more

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Why is it so easy to get a vaginal infection during pregnancy?

Why is it so easy to get a vaginal infection during pregnancy?

Hormones: The high hormone levels of pregnancy make it easier to get yeast infections as they do with oral contraceptives. They also increase the risk of hyperglycemia (gestational diabetes) and that increases the risk of yeast infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vaginal infection during pregnancy?

What are the symptoms  of a vaginal infection during pregnancy?

Same as nonpregnant: A vaginal infection during pregnancy is usually accompanied by an increased discharge over normal for pregnancy. It may be thick, curd like, itchy and/or malodorus. You need to see your doctor to be tested and prescribed the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy cause yeast infection? What kind of medicine is safe to take during pregnancy to help with yeast infection?

Does pregnancy cause yeast infection? What kind of medicine is safe to take during pregnancy to help with yeast infection?

Yeast infection: These are quite common in pregnant women particularly during the second trimester. During pregnancy physicians recommend vaginal creams and suppositories only. The oral medication, Diflucan (fluconazole) (a single-dose medication), has not been proven safe during pregnancy and lactation. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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


Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections ...Read more