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What causes group B streptococcus infection in the vagina?

I was diagnosed with type b strep from a urine culture at an urgent care center. I went because of vaginal discomfort with a little bleeding. I am 66 years old and have had a hysterectomy. I have no other symptoms and am in good health. What is type b strep?
Wed, 28 Feb 2018
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Hello,

There are many different types of strep infections. One causes a sore throat, but really streptococcus species can cause infections almost anywhere in the body. Strep is just a type of bacteria.


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Dr. Kathy Robinson
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