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how does a doctor test you for Group B strep?

and when?

 
Dom123123

Asked by Dom123123 at 4:55 PM on Sep. 15, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Well at that appointment they will likely feel for dilation. So that is an internal exam, with the docs hand shoved up there. Not pleasant, but get used to it, It will be happening a lot during the last weeks of your pregnancy.
    Nathskitten

    Answer by Nathskitten at 5:07 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Around 37 weeks, if not sooner. They take a swab and run down between your vaginal opening to your anus. Very quick and easy.
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 4:58 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • What she said. I had it at 35 weeks each time.
    Nathskitten

    Answer by Nathskitten at 5:03 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • oh okay, I was thinking it might be more like a pap, good then im not so worried
    Dom123123

    Answer by Dom123123 at 5:04 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Your practitioner will take swabs of cells from the lower end of your vagina and rectum (this won't be painful at all) and send them to a lab to be grown in a culture that will identify whether GBS bacteria is present. Your results should be available in two to three days, and your practitioner will give them to you at your next prenatal appointment
    JoyandLove

    Answer by JoyandLove at 5:04 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • i got mine at 35 weeks they took a swap thingie and inserted in the butt and vag to get a small sample it was quick and painless.. little uncomfortable but not at all as uncomfortable as a pap or something its really easy and super fast and harmless i promise! lol
    armymum1013

    Answer by armymum1013 at 5:05 PM on Sep. 15, 2009