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Doctor insights on: What Causes A Vaginal Strep Infection In Pregnant Women

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Hi please could you tell me what the symptoms of a vaginal strep or staph infection would be, thanks?

Hi please could you tell me what the symptoms of a vaginal strep or staph infection would be, thanks?

Sometimes none: Both of these bacteria can normally exist in the vagina. Usually symptoms don't occur un less the bacteria overgrows. At that point symptoms may include a vaginal discharge and possibly odor. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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Can you deliver vaginally if you have had utis and bacterial infections throughout your pregnancy?

Can you deliver vaginally if you have had utis and bacterial infections throughout your pregnancy?

Most likely: Many women have uti's and vaginal infections during pregnancy. There are however certain infections which may require preventive antibiotic treatments during labor like group b strep and certain stds. Check with your md to learn about the exact type of infection and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal infection or bacterial infection make it harder for me to get pergnant?

Can a vaginal infection or bacterial infection make it harder for me to get pergnant?

Possibly: Not one of the most common reasons for infertility, but if the cervix is very irritated then the white blood cells can make it difficult for the sperm. I like to treat cervicitis before conception. ...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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Is it safe and if a man urinates inside of a woman's vagina? Or would it cause irritation/infection? Also what if she's pregnant?

Is it safe and if a man urinates inside of a woman's vagina? Or would it cause irritation/infection? Also what if she's pregnant?

Safe sometimes: Safe unless aman has an std that can be transmitted. Safer sex means use a condom to reduce spread of sexualaly transmitted diseases, no problems if a waman is pregnant. ...Read more

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Wht can b the cause of a urinary tract infection for a woman during her pregnancy ?

Wht can b the cause of a urinary tract infection for a woman during her pregnancy ?

Incomplete voiding: The pressure of a fetus on the bladder sometimes makes it difficult to completely empty the bladder allowing residual urine to get infected. Remember to wipe from front to back so as not to bring perineal bacteria into the opening of the bladder.(urethra). ...Read more

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What other infections in pregnant women cause small-headed babies, other than the Zika virus?

Many infections: Rubella (German measles), toxoplasmosis, chicken pox, syphilis, cytomegalovirus, herpes, Parvovirus (fifth disease) usually cause mild disease in the mother but can be devastating to the developing fetus. ...Read more

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What can cause a 20 year old have a sexual dysfunction? Can a vaginal infection cause sexual dysfunction in a female? How can it be treated?

What can cause a 20 year old have a sexual dysfunction?  Can a vaginal infection cause sexual dysfunction in a female?  How can it be treated?

Stress & anxiety: Many causes of sexual dysfunction in (young) women. Stress, anxiety & relationship rank high on list. Check out http://www.webmd.com/women/guide/sexual-dysfunction-women, http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_An_Overview_of_Sexual_Dysfunction & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/female-sexual-dysfunction/basics/definition/con-20027721 for more information. ...Read more

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What kind of virus infection in a pregnant woman can cause the baby to die inside the womb?

What kind of virus infection in a pregnant woman can cause the baby to die inside the womb?

Several: If you are asking for the names of viruses, there are many, including herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus, measles, and a host of others. If you have a different question please phrase it differently. ...Read more

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I have vaginal fungal infection what could be the possible causes?

I have vaginal fungal infection what could be the possible causes?

See below: Factors that disrupt the natural balance of microorganisms that live in the vagina predispose you to this. Examples include: antibiotic use; douches/feminine sprays; scratches in the vagina (from tampons); tight clothing or underwear (hot, moist, irritating); hormonal changes; birth control pills. I assume you are healthy and therefore i will not go into the other more rare causes. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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