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I have a question with regards to GBS or StrepB. i have

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Hi. I have a question with regards ***** ***** or StrepB. i have recently been pregnant and was diagnosed with Strep B and was not treated at the time. I then was omitted to hospital at 28 weeks for bedrest as my cervix had shortened. In the mean time within a two week period I had 4 internal ultrasounds to check the cervix. Can internal ultrasounds transport bacteria (StrepB) up to my baby and if so can this cause a baby to be stillborn? Should they have not done an internal scan.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 10 months ago.

Group B streptococcus bug is transmitted during delivery of your baby which is the reason why it was not treated.
It is treated around the time of your delivery with an injection of penicillin and that is very effective in stopping transmission to the baby.

Internal scans should be okay.

It would not transmit the bacteria to the baby.

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