What are the adverse effects of Staphylococcus infection on fetus?

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Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 in Pregnancy
Question: Im pregnant at 37 weeks and just had a swab test and found out i have staphylococcus haemolyticus, is it dangerous and
will affect my baby's health? What should i do? As my due is next week
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Need more information.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for trusting hcm about your health care.
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Staphylococcus can affect foetus and your health but giving my opinion I would like to ask a few questions from you.
It is a routine investigation or you are having fever, urinary symptoms etc.?
Can you please upload the report?
Are you having any other medical conditions?
Hope to hear from you soon.
Good luck.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Richa Agarwal 3 hours later
I got infected in my vagina, i pee a lot but i assumed because im pregnant..no pain during urinatinating, no fever, what should i do as my c section will be next week thank you
Actually i had the swab test was because i want to check whether i have group b strep in my vagina, cause at first i want to give birth naturally, but the the result showed that i have staphylococcus harmolyticcus and i wasn't sure if it's really gonna be affecting my baby's health.
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes,it may affect you and your baby health.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Sorry for the very long delay in my response.
As you are having staphylococcus infection it can affect you and your baby,I t can cause heavy bleeding, premature delivery, low birth weight ,high blood pressure etc.
In normal delivery as baby passes through birth canal it may get infection from vagina.
So you should consult your treating physician and take treatment accordingly.
Chances of infection are more when labour is prolonged, premature rupture of membrane occurs.
But to avoid it you should treat yourself with antibiotics as advice by your doctor and sometimes your newborn require antibiotics accordingly.
Hope found useful, feel free to discuss more information.
Good luck.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Richa Agarwal 18 minutes later
Have you seen my lab result? My doctor told me its not dangerous as i dont have group b streptococcus, im confused now.. Should i go for another doctor then to get treatment?? Cause my due date for delivery is next week im very worried now
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is showing streptococcus infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Sorry for the delay in my response.
Yes,I have gone through your reports and it is showing staphylococcus haemolyticus and you are having frequency of urination ( though you are not having other symptoms of urinary tract infection).
Asymptomatic bacteriuria should be treated during pregnancy with antibiotics ( as in your case) to avoid premature delivery and low birth weight baby.
So if I could be your treating doctor I would suggest antibiotics to treat infection( which are safe during pregnancy) to prevent future outcomes.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Good luck.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Richa Agarwal 4 hours later
So im infected by staphylococcus haemolyticus right? Not streptococcus as you mentioned earlier on ur brief answer, so what kind of antibiotic that safe for my pregnancy? And if i have my c section next week im wondering if the antibiotic will interfere the c section? Or is it ok?
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes,it is staphylococcus haemolyticus.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Sorry for the delay and my previous mistake which I have done in my previous discussion.
Yes,you are infected with staphylococcus haemolyticus and treatment should be done after culture and sensitivity.
So you should consult a Gynecologist and get your swab culture and sensitivity test done and took antibiotic according to your culture and sensitivity report( antibiotic which is safe during pregnancy) .
Yes antibiotic will not affect your c- section.
Hope it is useful.
Good luck.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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