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I have had headaches for four months now. Bloodtest showed I have CMV and toxoplasmosis. I now feel very weird in my head. Should i get medicines?

I have had headaches for four months now. Bloodtest showed I have CMV and toxoplasmosis. I now feel very weird in my head. Should i get medicines?

Have or had ???: Almost every adult will show positive igg antibody tests for CMV and many will also show positive igg for toxoplasmosis. Neither test means there is active disease.If either were igm it might suggest a recent infection. Discuss your results with your doctor & clear up the confusion. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I have active CMV and toxoplasmosis with certain symptoms like weird headache and glands for a couple months. Are these infections dangerous?

I have active CMV and toxoplasmosis with certain symptoms like weird headache and glands for a couple months. Are these infections dangerous?

Can be dangerous: Yes, these infections can be dangerous, especially in people with compromised immune systems (due to organ transplant, hiv, age, nutritional status, etc). Cmvcan feel like mononucleosis, but also imapired vision, diarrhea, pneumonia, seizures and coma; and toxoplasmosis: headache, seizure, fever muscle pain, . CMV usually has no symptoms except in immunocompromise - please see you doctor! ...Read more

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I ate raw eggs last night and now I am afraid I have toxoplasmosis. How long should I wait to test? I am pregnant

Now: A baseline result is needed if your concerned. Unless you recently have a negative result, you may already have it despite eating food that is suspected to have toxoplasmosis. Once tested, your doctor administering the test will counsel you on when to repeat it. ...Read more

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Toxoplasmosis blood test was negative last july. Now i'm 4 weeks pregnant & ate raw meat by accident today. How long should I wait 2test 2 c if i'm infected?

Toxoplasmosis blood test was negative last july. Now i'm 4 weeks pregnant & ate raw meat by accident today. How long should I wait 2test 2 c if i'm infected?

Now: You can have a titer drwan now, if positive you are already immune, if negative recheck in 4 to 6 weeks to see if you have recently acquire toxoplasmosis. You should be aware, you do not get toxoplasmosis from eating raw meat, unless you first handled cat litter and did not wash your hands well. If you have cats, you may have already had toxoplasmosis and the lab work will disclose that. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to take a toxoplasmosis blood test if i was infected today?

Two tests: Diagnosis of infection is facilitated if you take a test now to establish the baseline and repeat the test in about three months to see the change, if any. If you develop any symptoms, like fever or enlarged lymph glands, see your doctor for a repeat test sooner. ...Read more

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How long does it take for toxoplasmosis to cross the placenta to infect the foetus?

Placental barrier: The organism can cross the placental barrier rapidly after contamination with uncooked vegetables, meats or contaminated cat litter. ...Read more

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How long does it take for toxoplasmosis to cross the placenta and infect the foetus?

Good question: To my knowledge this is not known. If anyone out there has any answer to this question, please advise. Thank you, pierre guibor, md, pa. ...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