It was suggested that I x-post this...would love your professional opinions! TIA
I'm hoping someone can help me figure this out, I've scanned a TON of threads here and online info as well as talked to my MW and can't seem to find an answer that makes sense to me! I apologize in advance this is so long, I don't want to miss something incase it makes a difference!
I'm 32 weeks, about 2 weeks ago, and was having some major itching down there and swelling of my "parts" (would kinda come and go) so my MW took a swab, and it came back positive for strep-b, but nothing else was mentioned (found out that there was insufficient sample for the yeast test- I've never had a YI so I'm unsure of the symptoms but I don't have the cottage cheese like discharge).
My recent urine stick tests have been positive for leukocytes, and also has blood in it...indicating infection (got that part would GBS show up here as well as the swab?
MW gave me some herbal remedies for a UTI (assuming that's what it is based on stick test results) in addition to a month long regimen that is supposed to get rid of the GBS.
So, I've been doing the GBS treatment since I found out about the GBS and did another urine stick at today's appointment. Still had a high level leukocytes and even a higher concentration of blood- shouldn't this be decreasing? I thought this is what led us to the UTI diagnosis- which I've completed the course of treatment and feel no symptoms of...
From everything I've read GBS is pretty symptom less- and I know it can be there one day and gone the next...but why am I still itchy and swollen at times down there? And have some yellowish discharge. I haven't seen where it would throw off results of the stick test. Do you think there's more going on that we're (MW and I) am missing?
Sorry this is SO long, I'm just trying to figure out what's going on as I really want a healthy environment down there when I give birth, and can't seem to find answers anywhere, and I know there are a ton of great people on here who might have had something similar.
Any other thoughts on what could be going on? Thanks so much, I owe you big time if you've gotten this far!
Here's the original thread:http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=586974