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I have a diagnosis of group streptococcus 10,000 to 50,000

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I have a diagnosis of group b streptococcus 10,000 to 50,000 cfu/ml. what does it mean? doctor never gave me results only the lab sent me a report.
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Customer: what inf do you need? no diabetes. I am 57 year old female
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Customer: I have taken antibiotics on two occasions for a uti diagnosed by Minute Clinic after the doctor's visit. second time was cipro 500 for 7 days.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

it sounds like you had a urine culture which grew out group b strep

group B strep bacteria can often be found in the vaginal canal of women.

usually this bacteria can live in the vaginal canal and not cause problems.

sometimes it can be transmitted to babies during birthing.

sometimes it can get into the bladder and cause an infection.

it is more of a problem when patients get older or if their immune system is weak (from lack of sleep, poor diet, etc.)

I'm sure your doctor has given you a course of antibiotic already, correct to treat this bacteria in your urine?