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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. Tim Conrad
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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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What can I expect if I have group b strep?

What can I expect if I have group b strep?

Antibiotics in labor: When a woman has group b strep we start antibiotics when she goes into labor. These antibiotics pass through the placenta and protect the baby during delivery. You can also expect more careful assessments of baby after delivery and possibly needing to stay at least 24 hours. If you don't get at least two doses of antibiotics before delivery, you may need to stay for further monitoring. ...Read more

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Once u test positive for mono do u always test positive? I tested positive and have symptoms again. How is this?

Once u test positive for mono do u always test positive? I tested positive and have symptoms again. How is this?

Family practice : Tell your dr if he isn't aware you have had it before. Have your dr order an ebstein barr titer. Igg antibodies means previous infection and igm antibodies means an acute or recent illness. You can have a relapse of symptoms if you try too much too soon after having mono. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if positive group b strep during pregnancy?

What do you suggest if positive group b strep during pregnancy?

Rx during delivery: Group B Strep positive women will receive IV antibiotics during labor to prevent transmission of the bacteria to the baby during delivery. Ideally, 3 doses are administered prior to delivery. For this reason, going to the hospital for admission early in labor would be advisable. ...Read more

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What to do if I was diagnose with streptococcus agalactiae group b but I am not pregnant help please!?

What to do if I was diagnose with streptococcus agalactiae group b but I am not pregnant help please!?

It depends: These streptococci are around and can be harmless hangers-on. Your physician can advise you whether this is causing you an infection -- the location and severity determine the symptoms, rather than the bacterium itself -- and if it is, how best to manage it. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have group b strep?

How can I know if I have group b strep?

Test for it: Group b strep is a common germ in nature & found at any one moment in the genital tract of ~1/3 of women.In most cases it is innocuous, causing no harm, although it sometimes can cause a uti. It can be there one week & gone the next however, if passed to a newborn during labor or delivery, a fraction will get very sick.I would consider any mom @ risk & rely on the ob's to monitor the situation. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have group b strep?

Why ?: For most women, GBS is an innocent germ that can be found in the poo or the female genital structures of about a third at any time.It becomes an issue with pregnancy where it may pass to the newborn and cause significant disease.It occasionally causes UTI's in women. ...Read more

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If i took a drug test & tested positive for pcp does it mean i can be hiv positive?

If i took a drug test & tested positive for pcp does it mean i can be hiv positive?

Not directly, but...: Those 2 conditions are not directly related, but depending on how the PCP was taken in, there could be a similar potential exposure to HIV, if it was also present during the taking of PCP. ...Read more

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What can I do so my first hepatitis C test is positive and one negative?

What can I do so my first hepatitis C test is positive and one negative?

What tests?: A person may have a postive result to antobodies to hep c but be negative for a nucleic acid test for hep c if there is no persistent infection with the virus. ...Read more

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How can you have a negative IgM test for M. Pneumoniae, but have a positive PCR test for M. Pneumoniae? I don't get it..??

How can you have a negative IgM test for M. Pneumoniae, but have a positive PCR test for M. Pneumoniae?  I don't get it..??

Basic Science: Because the DNA test is must more reliable and able to catch an infection long before your body has produced enough antibodies to test positive on an Antibody test. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to take a ELISA test today for Lyme disease but I was just wondering. 1. how does ELISA test work?

What to do if I have to take a ELISA test today for Lyme disease but I was just wondering. 1. how does ELISA test work?

Just show up: You just show up and have your blood drawn. If your Lyme screening test is positive, they will automatically do more specific antibody testing on your blood to determine if you have active Lyme disease. ...Read more

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I will like to know why my girlfriend is HIV positive and if I go for a test it always negative.

I will like to know why my girlfriend is HIV positive and if I go for a test it always negative.

Russian roulette: If your GF is HIV pos and you are having unprotected sex, you are putting your health in great danger. As to why you are still HIV negative, you need to make sure that it is not a lab error. Just like running a red traffic light, most of the time no accident happens but then you only need one major one to get toasted. ...Read more

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Where do I go for help if late, can a positive pregnancy test be false?

Where do I go for help if late, can a positive pregnancy test be false?

Possibly: Do a blood preg test at your gyn's office or the er and if u do n ot want the pg that is your choice , they can rec somewhere to terminate. ...Read more

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I took a urine chlamydia test I've received a message today to tell me they are referring me to pregnancy with chlamydia, I do not no if I am pregnant so how do they? Would the chlamydia test detect pregnancy?

I took a urine chlamydia test I've received a message today to tell me they are referring me to pregnancy with chlamydia, I do not no if I am pregnant so how do they? Would the chlamydia test detect pregnancy?

Hmmm....: Maybe they do urine pregnancy tests on all women getting screened for STD's. Maybe all women screening positive for chlamydia go to the same clinic, labeled the "Pregnant with Chlamydia" clinic. Maybe they're just clairvoyant, or maybe it's a mistake. A chlamydia test by itself does not test for pregnancy. Perhaps the best thing to do is just to call them and ask. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for HPV I am scared I have contracted HPV and i don't know what to do if i test positive for HPV can I still take the vaccines?

Is there a cure for HPV I am scared I have contracted HPV and i don't know what to do if i test positive for HPV can I still take the vaccines?

No cure: There is a vaccine that can prevent 4 strains of the hpv, but it must be taken before exposure and given time to create protective antibodies before it is protective.Administration after exposure will not cure or stop you from getting a strain you were already exposed to.It will protect you from other strains you have not encountered. ...Read more

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How can I determine if I am HIV positive or HIV negative?

How can I determine if I am HIV positive or HIV negative?

HIV test: With a standard HIV test. This includes blood tests and saliva tests. There are also rapid tests that can given you a result in 20 minutes, including test that can be performed at home. ...Read more

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Do you think I can test positive for drugs if I have sex with a user?

Do you think I can test positive for drugs if I have sex with a user?

Drug testing : No. Only way you would test positive is if you used drugs or if you don't do drugs and the test is a false positive. ...Read more

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Hello, I want to ask if i need a vaccine for hepatisis B if my Anti HBS is positive and hbs ag is negative, or do i need other tests too?

Hello, I want to ask if i need a vaccine for hepatisis B if my Anti HBS is positive  and hbs ag is negative, or do i need other tests too?

Immunity: If your blood test shows antibody to hepatitis B ( positive anti hbs) and your hepatitis B surface antigen ( hbs ag) is negative, you are immune to hepatitis B and do not need further tests or additional shots with hep B vaccine. ...Read more

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What if i take a test and im positive for gonnorhea and i get cured but before idid i took another and that came back negative what does that mean?

What if i take a test and im positive for gonnorhea and i get cured but before idid i took another and that came back negative what does that mean?

False Neg STD tests: Std tests are not fully 100% accurate. There is a sense that some tests are falsely negative. If you had the second test before treatment you still should get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Subir Mitra
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Group B Strep Infection (Definition)

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Streptococcal Infection (Definition)

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