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Doctor insights on: Streptococcus Viridans Symptoms

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Is streptococcus viridans found in throat harmful or beneficial?

Is streptococcus viridans found in throat harmful or beneficial?

Let me explain: The organisms are most abundant in the mouth, and one member of the group, s. Mutans, is the etiologic agent of dental caries in most cases and populations. Others may be involved in other mouth or gingival infections.
If they are introduced into the bloodstream, they have the potential of causing endocarditis, particularly in individuals with damaged heart valves. ...Read more

Streptococcus (Definition)

Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) ...Read more


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My throat culture & sensitivity c/s report says "organism: moderate growth streptococcus viridans group" is this normal, I've white coating on tongue?

My throat culture & sensitivity c/s report says "organism: moderate growth streptococcus viridans group" is this normal, I've white coating on tongue?

Possible fungal...: Overgrowth. If you have cultures, you are probably already on an antibiotic for something. S. Viridens is a common oral bacteria that we all have on some level. Yours may be higher than normal but the white on your tongue could be candidiasis from a lack of "regular" bacteria that keep it down. Try 1/2 hydrogen peroxide/ 1/2 or mouthwash, brush your tongue, if no luck see a dr. May need nystatin. ...Read more

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What is a streptococcus viridans urinary tract infection?

What is a streptococcus viridans urinary tract infection?

UTI: This would be a very unusual cause of UTI and would question the diagnosis and the manner in which the urine culture was obtained. It can conceivably happen but would be quite uncommon. ...Read more

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Is streptococcus viridans a type of urinary tract infection?

Strep viridans: This is the name of a group of bacteria comprising different species of streptococci, some of which may produce uti, but this is not a very common cause of UTI and would question the validity of the diagnosis depending upon the manner in which the urine specimen for culture was obtained. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has streptococcus viridans in his urine. My doctor said it's not necessary to treat? Why not? Can this be harmful to him? And cause uti?

My boyfriend has streptococcus viridans in his urine. My doctor said it's not necessary to treat? Why not? Can this be harmful to him? And cause uti?

S. viridans: Is most likely from contamination of the urine specimen and not the cause of infection. That is why your doctor is not treating it. ...Read more

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I have streptococcus viridans in my mouth. I'm pregnant and due any day now. Can I kiss my baby when he's born with this bacteria in my mouth?

I have streptococcus viridans in my mouth. I'm pregnant and due any day now. Can I kiss my baby when he's born with this bacteria in my mouth?

No problem: Strep viridans is considered a "commensal organism" which means it is a normal colonizer in our mouths. It is not a pathogen in it's normal location, and it only becomes a problem when people who have heart valve problems have dental work. Kiss your baby to your heart's content! And congratulations :). ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant with the bacteria streptococcus viridans in vagina. Can this bacteria harm my baby while giving birth vaginally?

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant with the bacteria streptococcus viridans in vagina. Can this bacteria harm my baby while giving birth vaginally?

Very unlikely: Colonization of vaginal canal with streptococcus agalactiae aka group b strep has been well known to cause serious infection in newborns and young infants. ...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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Do you treat a streptococcus carrier if there are no symptoms, only a positive rapid strep test? When do you treat?

Do you treat a streptococcus carrier if there are no symptoms, only a positive rapid strep test? When do you treat?

Need more info: Why was the test done, if there were no symptoms? Did you confirm the rapid strep with a culture? If there are no symptoms, there is no need to treat a test result that may not have been done properly.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of a streptococcus infection in the bloodstream?

What are the first symptoms of a streptococcus infection in the bloodstream?

Fever: Before streptococcus enters blood stream, there is usually some site in the body that is already infected and fever is a likely early symptom.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My wife got streptococcus a (infected from our kid) but doesn't have any symptoms of illness, should she take antibiotics?

My wife got streptococcus a (infected from our kid) but doesn't have any symptoms of illness, should she take antibiotics?

Antibiotics: The best thing to do is for your wife to contact her primary doctor and discuss streptococcus.
If the doctor cannot see her for some time, please take her to the Emergency facility.

Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Can I tell if I have streptococcus or just a viral infection just by symptoms?

Can I tell if I have streptococcus or just a viral infection just by symptoms?

Difficult to: With viral infections, there can be a tendency for a higher fevers. Having said that, its is virtually impossible by symptoms alone in the absence of a good physical exam to distinguish one from the other. ...Read more

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How long can a blood infection, such as streptococcus pneumoniae, be in your system until the symptoms become severe? Can it be months?

How long can a blood infection, such as streptococcus pneumoniae, be in your system until the symptoms become severe? Can it be months?

No: Generally, bacterial infections in the blood are serious fairly quickly - it would be unlikely to have a chronic bloodstream infection unless you have an abscess or source for continual infection and you would feel ill with fevers, chills, poor appetite, etc. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed infected by streptococcus mitis in semen. My semen now curdle due to my infection? Does this virus cause serious symptom?

I was diagnosed infected by streptococcus mitis in semen. My semen now curdle due to my infection? Does this virus cause serious symptom?

If untreated yes: This a bacterial infection. Appropriate antibiotic treatment recommended along with what is known as a test of cure culture after treatment completed to ensure infection gone. Can affect sperm motility if not properly treated which can lead to fertility problems in the future. Please be sure you see doctor, get appropriate antibiotic treatment. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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I was treated for a UTI about 4 weeks ago. Took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 14 days. Symptoms returned. Culture showed klebsiella pneumoniae and streptococcus grp B?

I was treated for a UTI about 4 weeks ago. Took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 14 days. Symptoms returned. Culture showed klebsiella pneumoniae and streptococcus grp B?

Sounds a bit: Unusual. Have a urologist take a look at your bladder to see if there could be anatomical problems, such as fistula from colon or vagina or incomplete bladder emptying from cystocele or urethral stricture. ...Read more

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Treated for streptococcus pneumoniae in blood, told source is sinuses, catscan had severe inflammation, but no symptoms. How infected w/ no symptoms?

Infection in general: Usually causes pain, but not always. You must have had severe and/or longstanding infection, which can sometimes damage sensory nerves, to a point where you were no longer feeling any pain. ...Read more

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How do one get viridans streptococcus in urine?

Blood culture please: Most of the time viridans group streptococcus in the urine is of no importance, it is not usually the root cause of a UTI and often a contaminant. However, in a small number of patients, it may be a sign of a systemic infection with streptococcus such as endocarditis. Please ask your doctor to order two sets of blood cultures. ...Read more

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How do humans catch streptococcus bovis?

How do humans catch streptococcus bovis?

Normal flora: Despite the name, which suggests a connection with cattle, the little "green" streptococcus often hangs out in the mouth as a normal inhabitant. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: streptococcus?

Streptococcus: Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) strep cause heart infection. ...Read more

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What is streptococcus mutans?

Strep mutans: Streptococcus mutans is a gram-positive facultative anaerobe found in the human oral cavity and is a major contributor and cause of dental decay resulting in cavities. The microbe was first described by j kilian clarke in 1924. ...Read more

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What is streptococcus hemolyticus?

One strain: There are many strains and species of the Genus Streptococcus and hemolyticus is one species that often causes infections in humans. ...Read more

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How can you get streptococcus mitis?

Normal flora: Streptococcus mitis is commonly present in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, female genital tract, and skin. It is part of our "normal flora;" the bacteria that are normally present in human beings. Occasionally, it can cause infection (endocarditis, dental infections, meningitis), but infections are unlikely unless the immune system is depressed. ...Read more

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How do you get streptococcus faecalis?

How do you get streptococcus faecalis?

Normal flora: Enterococcus faecalis is part of your intestinal flora and is an example of several species that cross the line from symbiosis and colonization to pathogenicity and infection under certain circumstances and causes endocarditis, infects root canals, and causes urinary tract infections and sepsis. Many times it is a nosocomial or hospital acquired infection able to elude the immune system and abx. ...Read more

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Where can streptococcus faecalis be found?

Colon: It is part of the normal flora of the human colon. ...Read more