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What happens if the sperm donor is CMV positive?

What happens if the sperm donor is CMV positive?

CMV: As long as you are also CMV positive there should not be a problem. If you are negative, to play it completely safe, pick a CMV negative donor. ...Read more

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My fertility doctor required my egg donor to get a CMV test. The results came back "reactive" to IGG (nonreactive to IGM). Can we still use her eggs for IVF?

My fertility doctor required my egg donor to get a CMV test. The results came back "reactive" to IGG (nonreactive to IGM). Can we still use her eggs for IVF?

Yes, if her CMV IgG : titer is stable over time. A + test for CMV IgG shows she was infected with CMV at some time during her life, but doesn't tell you when. If antibody tests of paired serum samples show a 4 x increase in CMV IgG antibody & CMV IgM antibody is present or CMV virus is cultured from her urine or throat, then she has an active infection. Your CMV IgG may show you're protected. ...Read more

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Hi, what does CMV ab(igg) 122.8 au/ml - notes - negative 1:32=titre not diagnosic mean?! My gp wants to retest and not sure why! Thanks!

Hi, what does CMV ab(igg) 122.8 au/ml - notes - negative  1:32=titre not diagnosic mean?! My gp wants to retest and not sure why! Thanks!

Series of tests: the CMV titers usually have to be repeated to look at the increase or decrease to tell if you have an active infection or have just been exposed in the past. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "cmv IgG was 12"?

CMV: A positive or elevated CMV igg simply means prior exposure, infection or immunization with a CMV viral infection. ...Read more

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How can you treat cytomegalovirus (cmv)?

Depends: There's no cure for cmv, and treatment for the virus generally isn't necessary or recommended for healthy children and adults. But if you are immunocompromised due to HIV or treatment after organ transplantation, you may need an antiviral med, such as ganciclovir, depending on where the infection is. ...Read more

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Have I spread cytomegalovirus (cmv) to my baby?

Have I spread cytomegalovirus (cmv) to my baby?

Primary infection: The mother who somehow avoided CMV in her own childhood is susceptible to a primary infection at any time. If this is experianced during pregnancy, it can be passed to baby & the effect can be negligible or major, depending on the point in pregnancy & the fetus. ...Read more

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What is CMV shunt infection?

What is CMV shunt infection?

Viral infection: CMV (cytomegalovirus) usually does not produce an overt infection in healthy people, but in those who are immunocompromised (as in end-stage renal disease, hiv, different forms of cancer) the infection can become serious. If a shunt is infected, it will need treatment and you will have to talk to your doctor about this. Is this a av shunt for dialysis, or a different shunt? ...Read more