i just cant bring myself

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  1. jodie_honey

    jodie_honey Well-Known Member

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    to do my GSB test!
    its been sat lookin at me for a week and i really dont want to stick something up my bum :cry: :shakehead:
    anyone else done one?
     
  2. Christina1979

    Christina1979 Well-Known Member

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    what is a GSB test?? :?
     
  3. jodie_honey

    jodie_honey Well-Known Member

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    yeh group strep b test.
    its not routine and they dont do it on the nhs unless u have had it before so i have sent for a private one and have to do 2 swab tests myself and have to pay £32 for the results. to me that is well worth it to put my mind at ease. but u have to put one swab in your foo foo and one in ur bum and i really dont want to lol
     
  4. Christina1979

    Christina1979 Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh yes I know that test just didnt know the abbreviation lol :roll:

    Im afraid Im not much good here as I am well used to being poked and prodded as I have Crohn's Disease and have had a fair few colonoscopies... :shock: :lol:

    At least once you have done it its all over with :hug: :hug:
     
  5. ella

    ella Well-Known Member

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    I did one - it is only a teeny tiny swab so its not too bad - mine was negative so I am reassured and it was worth it for that, I wouldnt have minded if it was positive so long as I knew and could have the antibiotics if necessary :hug: :hug:
     
  6. Squiglet

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    32 QUID... bloody hell!!!!!

    We get them done free over here.. I did my swabs on Monday.. (the bum one wasn't particuly pleasent or easy with a 38 week bump :rotfl: )

    I don't know if I would have it done if I had to pay for it... but considering 30% of women have strep b in their genital tract... and that doesn't include the % of people that carry it around in their nose/throat/bowels etc, then I suppose its worth it.. :think:

    Only a small % of women who have strep b, and give birth, have babies with any problems, but its still something to consider.
     
  7. poppy160

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    Sorry for the graphic question..but how far up your bum does it have to go?? That kinda thing is horrible, before my D&C I had to put a pessary up my bum :oops:
     

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