Medical Specialty >> Gynecology

Doctors Lounge - Gynecology Answers

Back to Gynecology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/14/2017.

Forum Name: Gynecology

Question: Group Strep B


 jmary88 - Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:14 am

I'm 17 years old and my gynecologist believes that I may have group strep b... I'm not quite sure what this is or any of the long term or short term effects are of this. My doctor isn't even too sure about this either. he has only dealt with one other older lady who had this.. would you please be able to give me some statistics and info about this. Thank you in advance.
 maiden75 - Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:24 am

I also have Group B Strep. Why were you tested for it?? Usually I think they only test your for it if you are pregnant and like 8 months along, at least that's when I got tested. It doesn't pose any risk to you, but you have to take antibiotics prior to delivering your baby because they could get sick. ( i had a perfectly healthy 11 pound baby!) One in four pregnant women have it, so it's very common. Don't worry about it, most people are only temporary carriers anyway, and even so, it's not going to do anything to you. Here's a website from the cdc...
:D
http://www.cdc.gov/groupbstrep/gbs/gen_public_faq.htm

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us