Patient Comments: Group B Strep - Describe Your Experience

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Comment from: robyn, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

Can Group B strep ever be sexually transmitted? A vaginal culture taken during an annual exam (and before I become active) revealed "normal vaginal flora," but no mention of Group B strep. Once I became active, I developed symptoms similar to the comment (above) and a vaginal culture showed a heavy growth of Group B strep which was treated with clindamycin cream. I don't want to experience the symptoms again and am concerned as to whether I was exposed during sex.

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Comment from: kasmom09, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

I did not know anything about this until I was close to giving birth to my daughter who's now almost 4 yrs old. I had a fever and so did she. I am glad they tested me for it because had they not, she wouldn't be here today. They gave me I.V. antibiotics the whole time I was in labor. She still ended up in isolation overnight. I didn't get to even touch her until the docs okay'd her. I don't think there is any long term effects on her. Her speech is a little behind but I have her in a class for that. I'm almost too scared to have another baby because with each child the risk goes up that something much worse will happen. I want to have another child. I'm just not sure if I will again or not.

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Comment from: vanhuman, 55-64 Female Published: May 04

What is the percentage of a baby with strep b meningitis of coming out normal? My great nephew is in the hospital with strep b meningitis. He is 1 month old. His mother had strep b when he was delivered but the baby was never checked or treated. The mother was later treated with antibiotics. I hope and pray that the baby comes out of the coma normal.

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