A member asked:

Positive results for cmv, igg, ebv, doc says not active infection, but currently have fatigue/body aches. how serious is it? scared i wont get better

3 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Ronald Krauser answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Not enough info: Those lab results indication previous infection but no active infection. Your symptoms are too vague to give you a specific answer. There are numerous possible causes.

Answered 3/13/2020


Dr. Susan Arnoult answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Previous infection: All a positive IGG tells us is that you have been exposed to these 2 viruses in the past and your body has mounted an effective immune response. IGM would indicate an ACTIVE infection. Fatigue and body aches is likely not coming from either of these viruses but from another cause - viral, inflammation, deconditioning, poor sleep, poor diet, etc...

Answered 7/3/2017


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

These not the issue: Almost every adult over 30 should be IgG positive for CMV and EBV. People often are after the teen years. People are often at their worst when they don't have effective sleep, proper nutrition, or work in a stressful setting. Sleep issues are an underdiagnosed cause of fatigue. You need a minimum of 7 hrs/night of effective sleep at the age listed. Perhaps a sleep study would give you some answers

Answered 7/3/2017



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