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What can I do if I test positive for group b strep?

What can I do if I test positive for group b strep?

Antibiotics : It is not uncommon to be gbs +ve in pregnancy.This can put the baby at risk as he comes out the birth canal .We normally prescribe antibiotics while you giving birth. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Group B Strep (Definition)

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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Why would a 4 year old test positive for group b strep? Is it a major concern?

Normal poop germ: This has been known to cause a UTI on occasion in mature women and is a known inhabitant of the intestines. Why someone would look for it in a 4 yo is unknown to me. It is likely in incidental finding and not of any concern. ...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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Is it safe for a woman who tests positive for group b strep to still have a homebirth?

Not a good idea: The baby is prone to group b strep infections which can cause life-threatening illnesses--the mother needs to be treated with antibiotics prior to delivery. ...Read more

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When after coming into contact with somene who has group b strep do you test positive?

Why do you ask ?: Group b strep is occasionally found as a benign inhabitant of the GI tract & does create problems for newborns delivered to women who have it in their genital tract. Pregnant women go through transient periods where it is present & the disappears but rarely have any problem other than a UTI with it. It is not a germ known to cause waves of infection to people who are exposed. ...Read more

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If I tested positive for the group b strep test is that the reason why I had a tiny bit blood after urinating & wiping? Ob didn't sound concern.

If I tested positive for the group b strep test is that the reason why I had a tiny bit blood after urinating & wiping? Ob didn't sound concern.

GBS: Group b strep a germ that common in the bowel & can find its way to the genital tract.OB's check for it because It can infect babies during or after labor & cause devastating illness. It can also cause UTI's in some women that will need treatment.If you are having discomfort with voiding let the OB know. The test, if positive, is commonly not treated until you are in labor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: amniocentesis culture positive for group b strep?

Infection: If you had an amniocentesis and the fluid grows goup b strep it means that there is possible infection. I hope your doctor has called you about this result, discussed t with you, and suggested a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vaginal swab culture positive for group b strep?

What is the definition or description of: vaginal swab culture positive for group b strep?

GBS: Group b strep (gbs) is one of many bacteria that live on most people's body. When it lives on or around the vaginal area, a newborn baby has a higher risk of getting in or on the body. Unfortunately, gbs can be deadly to a newborn. Please talk to your doctor about what you can do to reduce this risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Streptococcal Infection (Definition)

Streptococcal infection is a bacterial infection. There are several types, such as Group A and Group B, which cause disease in different areas of the body and ...Read more