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can a cytomegalovirus infection cause infertility

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Stis that affect fallopian tubes cause infertility.
Dr. Philip Chenette
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
CMV and Fertility: While CMV can increase the risk for birth defects, it does not affect the ability to conceive. Cmv positive blood tests are quite common. Take t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
No higher: Although maternal cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) can pass to the fetus, it doesn't seem to increase the rate of prematurity, and sometimes the baby w ... Read More
Dr. John Botti
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Unlikely, but...: CMV infections are often asymptomatic in mothers and if acquired for the first time early in pregnancy, may in some cases lead to serious newborn effe ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
43 years experience Pediatrics
CME: no treatment is currently recommended in healthy individuals whose immune systems are normal. Antiviral drugs are recommended in patients with depress ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
CMV: Most infections are subclinical and/or self-limited and do not require treatment. Ganciclovir is generally reserved for infections in the immune supp ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
About 2-6 weeks.: Transmission of CMV may not even involve any symptoms, let alone fever. If it does occur, clinical illness from cmv, which is most commonly manifeste ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not likely: CMV hardly ever needs treatment. The exceptions are infection in newborns and those with immune deficiency. Treatment is not likely to affect antibody ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Usually no need to: Treat. Most people have had CMV infection and in otherwise healthy people, it may cause, at worst, a flu like illness and does not need treatment. If ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Usually no treatment: Most of the time no treatment is needed. No antibiotics are effective against cmv. Antiviral drugs are used in exceptional circumstances. See this sit ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Salma Elfaki
21 years experience Pediatrics
Sort of: The body has different antibodies in response to any infection. The IgM antibodies usually rise during an active infection and are a sign that the bod ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Treatment for CMV is not needed often and treatment is not likely to affect the antibody titer.

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