Vaginal strep

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I went to the doctor to do a vaginal culture and they found I have group A strep (strep pyogenes). I received penicillin antibiotics (Augmentin 875mg twice a day for 7 days). I'd like to know what should my boyfriend do- is it likely i got it from him? should he get tested for strep by throat and peri-anal cultures to see if he has the bacteria (although he's not symptomatic)? If he has strep, will antibiotic treatment prevent him from infecting me again?
This bug is called Group B Streptococcus and often also lives in the vaginal area - prior to childbirth a high vaginal swab may be done by your obstetrician and if you are GBS positive, you will be given antibiotics to treat this because THEN the baby is in danger of contracting GBS pneumonia (a very nasty potentially lifethreatening problem) which the baby can catch during a vaginal delivery if the mother is GBS positive (on high vaginal swab). I hope this helps. It is a very good question.
The normal vagina contains between five and 15 different types of bacteria, including group B strep. Usually, the complex interplay among vaginal bacteria and their byproducts, estrogen and vaginal pH levels prevents any one form of bacteria from getting out of hand and causing unpleasant symptoms.
I am plagued with recurrent strep B vaginal infections which make the genital area very raw and painful. My Dr. treats with clindamycin which often causes a yeast problem. My question: why do I keep recurring Strep B? Do you have any suggestions? Thank you.
Anyone else strep b test came back positive or have had a vaginal birth with it
What do they do for your strep b test? Im having one next week and this is my first pregnancy so im clueless about all this.
What is a strep b? What do they look for? What do they do?
I found out today that I have strep b, I always read of women saying that they have it and doctors tell them they will put them on antibiotics thru the iv while in labor so that the baby don't get it, mine told me the same thing too, and that it was normal in pregnancy and that people have it without knowing, but I feel so bad and sad and it really hurts me.
My dear SL just found out at her 20wk scan last wk that the babys kidneys are not developing proble and today her midwife tells her she has strep B. She is going into hospital for 2 days to have antibiotics for it. Hopefully that will clear it up? I read that she will be put on a drip when she goes into labour, so not to pass it onto baby. Does anyone know how serious this can be??
I got my Strep B/ any other possible infections test and NEGATIVO, thank God! I can't wait to meet my little boy!
But I would check with your doctor on this and see if the Strep group B and Viridans strep were sensitive to Levoflaxacin. If they are it may be a suitable substitute. Why do you want to stop the Ciprofloxacin or switch? Do you have another problem you want to treat in addition to the urinary tract infection and prostate or is the cipro not working? Have you finished the course of antibiotics? Is it making you sick? Good luck.
She prescribed Valtrex and Diflucan, and the following day called and said I had tested positive for Vaginal Group B Strep but the other tests hadn't come back. My question is, could the sores be from the Strep, or could they have been the results of wearing tight jeans and scratching? Or is it pretty clear I have herpes ?
She prescribed Valtrex and Diflucan, and the following day called and said I had tested positive for Vaginal Group B Strep but the other tests hadn't come back. My question is, could the sores be from the Strep, or could they have been the results of wearing tight jeans and scratching? Or is it pretty clear I have herpes ?
If you were my patient, I would advise you that the strep throat bacteria is a different bacteria from the vaginal beta strep. It isn't possible to diagnose a strep infection with certainty without a culture or rapid test--so you could possibly have viral tonsillitis--much more likely. If you developed the rash shortly after starting the antibiotic, you should be vigilant for evidence of allergy. Usually a good idea to have these things properly diagnosed by a doctor. =) Good luck!
Hi, I too am suffering from a vaginal strep infection. I got it when I started having sex with a new partner. I have tried two rounds of antibiotics. The first round took it away and then it came back in a couple of months again. I have a lot of irritation and redness. I am taking a probiotic and Colloidal Silver to see if it will help. Both of these items can be purchased through a health food store. I've been taking it now for about two weeks.
I feel heat in the vaginal area. Strep is a bacteria that concerns me.
i had strep b pos with my 1st son but neg with 2nd
It is most commonly seen in vaginal infection like Chlamydia, gonorrhea, vaginal inflammation etc. it could also be due to disease of endometrium that is lining of uterus, polyps (mass) in uterus and cervix, fibroid tumors etc. You should consult an expert nearby for internal examinations. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
I got a fever the night after and Doc said I got Strep and gave me AB pills. Few weeks later I got strep again and prescribed AB pills. My throat is all well now but I got the heebie jeebies that I may have been infected with HIV. I did wrap my tool but didnt check if was broken cause the hooker removed it with paper towel. What you guys think?
It's vaginal strep just like when you get strep throat. Nothing to worry about you will get penicillin in your iv to protect the baby from getting it but nothing to worry about.
They are looking for strep B. it can be transmitted during vaginal delivery of not treated with antibiotics before delivery.
So my last appointment I found out I was a carrier of group b strep:/ and I am kinda worried I'm allergic to antibiotics and worried the medications she wants to give me while in delivery won't work as good or the same as a antibiotic. Its bad enough I'm a germ freak and made my family and bfs family get the tdap shot now this!? Anyone else have to deal with group b strep?
I'm a ftm 36 wks and 1 day and I heard them talking about doing a group b strep test at my next appointment.....does this hurt and how is it done?
I'm wondering if it is strep throat or something worse. I have been having headaches but no fever.
I was recently diagnosed with a UTI and vaginal infection caused from GBS. I am a 35-year-old, non-pregnant, otherwise healthy female. I am seeking information about how this disease is transmitted, what may have triggered my illness and how to prevent future infections. My doctor doesn't have answers to these questions. The only information she could offer was that GBS is not sexually transmitted and I could have been born with it.
I'm a little nervous for my Strep B test now that I've been reading about it. I haven't really thought about it at all, just another screening, but I have had quite a few infections during my pregnancy, does that put me at an increased risk for failing the Strep B test?? AND if I test positive for it, and my baby is delivered through a c-section is he still at risk for contracting it, or is it just vaginal birth? Blah, I hate being pregnant! I'll think twice before doing this again haha!
Group B strep is a common strep bacteria that one in 4 women have in their vaginal area. It is not an STD. Most women do not even know they have it. It is not harmful to women but if your baby contracts it at birth it can be deadly to the baby. If you test positive they will give you antibiotics at birth as soon as your water breaks. This stops it from being passed on to the baby at birth.
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