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UTI from Group B Strep....should I be worried???

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  • UTI from Group B Strep....should I be worried???

    Hi Everyone- I am new here. I just got a call from my doc after having routine bloodwork that I have a UTI that is from Group B Strep. She called in a prescription and that was it! Should I be worried? I am not pregnant. All the web pages i have found said only people who are pregnant or who have weakened immune systems get UTIs from Strep B. Any thoughts?? I am soo freaked out! I have no symptoms!

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    • It is pretty common, the drugs should take care of it.
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      • I too am not pregnant and was recently diagnosed with a strep b uti. I was worried since everything you read says there is usually an underlying condition that is causing the infection. Normally if you have strep b in your body it usually does not cause an infection. However, if your immune system is weakened then the strep b has the potential of building up without your body fighting it off thus causing the infection. I know that doctors don't know too much about this. I decided to get in to my doctor for a full work up. All my blood work was good and urine was good after I got rid of the infection. I then went to the urologist and he did a cystoscopy on me where he goes into my bladder through my urethra to check for any abnormalities. He found a bunch of polyps in my urethra that had to be surgically removed. This is likely the reason the strep b was able to cause the uti. I suggest a complete work-up to find any diseases that could be compromising your immune system, or be checked for any abnormalities of the urinary system. It could take a while to figure out why, but I believe there is a reason to getting these kinds of infections. Best of luck to you!

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