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How can you tell if you have congenital toxoplasmosis while pregnant?

How can you tell if you have congenital toxoplasmosis while pregnant?

Not sure your questi: Are you asking how to find out if the fetus has toxoplasmosis? Blood tests on mom and ultrasounds can help. ...Read more

Dr. Jeremiah Gelles
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more

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What are the tests for congenital toxoplasmosis in fetus?

Amniotic fluid: For in utero testing, they can check amniotic fluid polymerase chain reaction (pcr) for toxoplasmosis gondii or serum antibody screening. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
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Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
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What are the real symptoms of congenital toxoplasmosis in fetus?

What are the real symptoms of congenital toxoplasmosis in fetus?

Please see below.: Congenital toxoplasmosis symptoms can range from none to severe, and can be seen anywhere from the first month to later in life. Infected babies can have anemia, low platelets (which can cause easy bleeding or bruising), jaundice, small heads, brain calcifications, seizures, mental retardation, vision loss, or other neurologic problems. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

Yes.: The risk of vertical transmission increases with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Conversely, the risks of intracranial lesions and serious neurodevelopmental sequelae decrease with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Rarely, fetal infection leads to stillbirth or neonatal death. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

take prenatal vitamin
daily
pre-conceptual counseling
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ultrasound
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I'm pregnant & i've been told I have to really wash the fruit bfore i eat it cause of toxoplasmosis.What about mandarines?Wash them after i peel them?

I'm pregnant & i've been told I have to really wash the fruit bfore i eat it cause of toxoplasmosis.What about mandarines?Wash them after i peel them?

Inside of fruit shou: Should be fine, u need to wash the outside of any fruit u eat well, more common to get toxo from a cat or an infected person. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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Will an ocular toxoplasmosis lesion reactivate during pregnancy?

Will  an ocular toxoplasmosis lesion reactivate during pregnancy?

Possible, but unlike: Toxoplasma infection can reactivate in immunocompromised pregnant women who were infected with toxoplasma before their pregnancy, and this can lead to congenital infection. The key word in immunocomprimised. If your immune sustem is healthy and normal, re-activation (while possible) is unlikely. ...Read more

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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of the parasite are cats. It takes about 1-2 weeks for symptoms to develop, which can involve the brain, lung, ...Read more

Pregnancy Complications (Definition)

Pregnancy complications are events that are abnormal during the pregnancy or make ...Read more

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