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Hi, Just had my swab test and the result came out positive for growth of Candida species.
Any mummies ever encounter this? Will it affect the delivery?
What did the doc say when the result came out???
Is it the infection below??? Like itchy discharge etc??? If it is, I heard that if when give birth, below got infection will affect the baby, as their skin still very tender and very prone to infection too, so must cure before they come out.... This is what i heard as I have itchy discharge sometimes and I did a search online , not sure if its the same thing you are talking about...
Btw i read something from the babycenter's website, not sure whether is the same test you are talking about.
Group B streptococcus screening | BabyCenter
I think it should be this - Yeast Infection, this is the one i refering too also...
What is a yeast infection?
Yeast infections are a common type of vaginal infection that are even more common in pregnant women. These infections — also called monilial vaginitis or vaginal candidiasis — are caused by microscopic fungi in the Candida family, most commonly Candida albicans."
Then she sent the cotton bud for lab test. Results came out in a few days time.
The test tested for 3 virus i think, cause my reports stated the 3 name of virus : Candida species, Streptococcus Group B and Gardnerella Vaginalis.
The last 2 i tested negative, only positive for Candida species.
I just research online and find out eating yogurt will help in the clearing the yeast infection, will try this week.
Same, i have it before I was pregnant, and treated once (at polyclinic, gave me 3 pills to insert before sleep, everyday), but got pregnant around 2 weeks after being cured...
then infection starts again due to hormones i think.... was white at first (mild), now yellowish, I think very bad infection already, very itchy..... doc gave me 2 pill like cream to insert alternate day, but seems useless... think my infection very very bad..... hope to have it cure fast, very irritating and it smells at times..
dont worry one.I got this candida thingie(yeast infection) in all my pregnancies.I didnt do anything about it coz gynae was saying also no use coz even if i get it treated it will return.Some women r more prone to it like me .Its very common.you can eat yogurt if you like but if its coz of pregnancy it will be reoccurent.before i used to use those persaries then i got fed up ..clear a while then still come back...hahha..Anyway since gynae say can ignore it i did.After give birth..ta ..da!!!No more!!!
Babies were born fine without any complications.So dont worry about it..just take it easy.
Mother to 2 princes and 1 little princess