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There can be two separate issues here: the UTI and GBS.
Was your urine sent for culture? It should only take 48-72 hours for results.
|GBS can colonize the bladder, but even if you're GBS positive from a vaginal swab, that doesn't mean your UTI is caused by GBS. If your UTI is caused by GBS, then that implies a heavy colonization and I would seriously consider antibiotics in labor.|
Thank you both SO much for the replies!
She didn't send the urine for a culture- just went by the results on the stick. I didn't know any better at the time and then today I was asking her about it. I told her that my research showed that it could be two seperate issues since UTIs are so common in pregnancy, and that I would feel more comfortable with a urine culture to know if the GBS was present or not. She told me most often if it was in the vagina that it was in the urine- not what I found to be true in my research. I don't even "know" if I had a UTI- I never had any symptoms besides having to go often which kinda goes with the territory.
ETA: I'm not sure if my white/red bllod cells would be present in the test strip or if that could be a sign of something else...
Exactly why I asked her about it today, thanks SO much! We agreed to do a swab as well as urine culture when I was done with the month long course that is supposed to take care of the GBS, do you think I should have her do it sooner, or is it going to make a difference- I can't treat the GBS in my urine now it just might make a difference what I decide to do during labor.
I just really want to know whats going on- and find out my options and be able to fully research everything, that's why I'm a bit concerneed!
Thanks again mamas!
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