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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

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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Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

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


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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 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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For how long does it take for antibodies to toxoplasmosis to form and appear positive on a blood test?

For how long does it take for antibodies to toxoplasmosis to form and appear positive on a blood test?

Early antibodies: Igm is the first antibody to appear and signals an acute infections is present, igm is typically detected within 1-2 weeks after the onset of most infections, igg levels appear later typically 2-4 weeks after infections. ...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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Can i donate blood even though I had Toxoplasmosis 10 years ago? Antibodies show up in blood test every year and they last for a week then disappear.

Can i donate blood even though I had Toxoplasmosis 10 years ago? Antibodies show up in blood test every year and they last for a week then disappear.

Possibly: Every country has its own blood donation criteria, blood banks usually ask and test donors before accepting their donation. As for Toxoplasma to be transmitted through blood transfusion, the risk is very low, however better not to betransfused to pregnant ladies or immunosuppressed individuals. Thanks for being generous, and thanks for being honest , blood bank staff would better answer you ...Read more

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A relative had an MRI....extensive lymphadenopathy was found several areas. Is it likely cancer? Is this related to her long term history of smoking

A relative had an MRI....extensive lymphadenopathy was found several areas.  Is it likely cancer?  Is this related to her long term history of smoking

Very possible: Unable to comment except generally Depends where it was found. If chest there is a high likelihood of cancer. in abdomen same. Can not rule out some type of blood disorder or infectious process. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with inguinal lymphadenopathy last year, node was biopsied, no cancer detected, node returned to normal. What could it have been? Thank you!

Diagnosed with inguinal lymphadenopathy last year, node was biopsied, no cancer detected, node returned to normal. What could it have been? Thank you!

Skin on your feet: Somewhere between 99% and 101% of young men who are physically active have at least a few palpable lymph nodes in their groin. Trusting you're std-free. The usual biopsy diagnosis is either nonspecific of dermatopathic lymphadenopathy -- an athlete's feet get roughed up in his shoes and socks, and products of injury drain to the protective groin nodes. ...Read more

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In last 3 weeks, I have Lymphadenopathy on my neck,my armpits, Not painful! Reduced apetite for 3 days,stiff neck, but not sick,no fever,no strep inf.

In last 3 weeks, I have Lymphadenopathy on my neck,my armpits, Not painful! Reduced apetite for 3 days,stiff neck, but not sick,no fever,no strep inf.

Mononucleosis?: At age 22, these symptoms for 3 weeks are highly suggestive of infectious mononucleosis. Mono often is mile, so "not sick, no fever" doesnt mean much. Depending on risk, it could be more serious, such as syphilis or HIV. There are several other possibilities as well. Return to your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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56 y/o male has blue pale tongue and painless posterior cervical lymphadenopathy. No fevers, he doesn't know how long this has been the case, ?

56 y/o male has blue pale tongue and painless posterior cervical lymphadenopathy. No fevers, he doesn't know how long this has been the case, ?

Needs evaluation now: If the tongue is a pale blue color, you're probably seeing some sign of anemia. When I think of anemia and enlarged lymph nodes, I think of performing a biopsy of those lymph nodes. This must have evaluation by a doctor - because of the implications of what this could be. It may well have gone on for months, but we need to know what this is now, and therefore get on the right path to treatment. ...Read more

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Two years of suffering. Lymphadenopathy, abnormal stools, gi/bladder symptoms. Painful bloating. Had biopsy/pet CT negative last yr.Any ddx ideas?

Two years of suffering.  Lymphadenopathy, abnormal stools, gi/bladder symptoms.  Painful bloating.  Had biopsy/pet CT negative last yr.Any ddx ideas?

DDx: The differential diagnosis (ddx) of lymphadenopathy (lad) is broad. See this article from dr habermann and colleagues especially table 3 and work with a physician to evalute the probabilities and possibilities... http://www.matheny.info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723.pdf. ...Read more

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Can my cat give my child toxoplasmosis?

Can my cat give my child toxoplasmosis?

Yes.: One can contract toxoplasmosis by consuming food or water contaminated with cat feces or by contaminated environmental samples (such as fecal-contaminated soil or changing the litter box of a pet cat). Children are particularly vulnerable because of poor hand hygiene. ...Read more

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Where can I find toxoplasmosis testing?

Anywhere: It can be ordered by any doctorn and sent to any commercial laboratory. ...Read more

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Can you contract toxoplasmosis from another human?

Not generally: Toxoplasmosis is usually acquired from eating raw or undercooked meat or from cat feces in which the oocysts excreted from the feline GI tract mature to infected forms for humans. Once you get toxoplasmosis you may not have symptoms but the organism stays with you for a lifetime. It is conceivable that blood transfusion transmission may occur, or through needle exchange. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I tested positive for toxoplasmosis?

What test: It is likely that you have an antibody to toxoplasmosis and it means that you had an infection with this organism. If my assumption is correct, it does not mean that you have active toxoplasmosis infection. ...Read more

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If I get toxoplasmosis, will it definitely have an impact on my baby?

If I get toxoplasmosis, will it definitely have an impact on my baby?

No: Congenital toxoplasmosis infections are rare. Even if you were to develop an acute infection, the chances of it causing a problem in the baby is rare. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know that I have toxoplasmosis and I can't have a child?

See your doctor: You can have a blood test that determines if you have ever had exposure to toxoplasmosis. If you have antibodies, it means you had exposure at some point, and your fetus will be fine. The danger is if you have an acute case of toxoplasmosis while pregnant. If you have active disease, treatment is easy, antibiotics. So go get the test. ...Read more

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Can you get toxoplasmosis from lake water?

Can you get toxoplasmosis from lake water?

Potentially: Toxoplasmosis can come from animals and if there are animals in the lake then it can become contaminated You have to swallow the lake water that contains the Oocysts (contaminants) in order to become infected here is a link for toxoplasmosis http://www.healthline.com/health/toxoplasmosis#Overview1 ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more