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Cytomegalovirus (cmv) during pregnancy? Problems with babies? Hi, i write, bcz I am concern. I got a blood test and even though the result was negative, i got that i had this CMV virus non recently and I am pregnant, so i'm afraid my baby can get an

Cytomegalovirus (cmv) during pregnancy? Problems with babies? Hi, i write, bcz I am concern. I got  a blood test and even though the result was negative, i got that i had this CMV virus non recently and I am pregnant, so i'm afraid my baby can get an

I : I can understand your concern, but you are doing all of the right things. I am glad you have seen the specialist, which sounds like an infectious disease specialist. I am glad you had follow up and that the repeat results were encouraging. It sounds like you are doing everything just right and have a very good, thorough team of doctors. Many women get various infections during pregnancy and may not even know it. It is good that you have been so diligent about this testing. ...Read more

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What does a positive CMV test result mean for my unborn baby?

What does a positive CMV test result mean for my unborn baby?

It depends: Hopefully, you have had CMV before your pregnancy. It can be dangerous to an unborn child if a woman acquires CMV while she is pregnant. Fortunately, most people are infected in their teens or younger. ...Read more

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Iam pregnant with 7 weeks.I have done my torch test, rubella IgG 32 positive and IgM -ve.Cmv 62 +ve and IgM -ve.Any complications for baby..Pls suggest?

Iam pregnant with 7 weeks.I have done my torch test, rubella IgG 32 positive and IgM -ve.Cmv 62 +ve and IgM -ve.Any complications for baby..Pls suggest?

Prob OK: Igg hangs around awhile while igm indicates recent infection. Why did they do all these tests? If no recent infection should be ok. ...Read more

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Is CMV IgG positive and IgM negative a serious prolem to my 4 month old baby. He got this IgG from his mother whose test results are same as above?

Is CMV IgG positive and IgM negative a serious prolem to my 4 month old baby. He got this IgG   from his mother whose test results are same as above?

IgM negative: IgM negative usually means absence of an active infection and the IgG is most likely acquired from the mother and in fact provides passive protection against CMV. ...Read more

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I have a transplanted kidney. My CMV test is positive. What are the next steps?

I have a transplanted kidney. My CMV test is positive. What are the next steps?

Treatment is needed: A positive CMV PCR test in itself doesn't mean a patient is sick from a CMV infection, but most centers will treat that patient preemptively, before symptoms occur. CMV infections can be serious and can involved most the organs in the body. Treatment typically involves at least 3 months of anti-viral medications. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if premee baby is o positive and need, blood , does it have to be CMV negative?

Could you tell me if premee baby is o positive and need, blood , does it have to be CMV negative?

Leuko-reduced: Most of the blood used for transfusion is leuko-reduced. CMV is carried by leukocytes and leuko-reduced blood is nearly as safe as CMV negative blood. ...Read more

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If my rubella IgG and CMV IgG tests are positive should I consider for pregnancy, as i had earlier miscarriages.?

If my rubella IgG and CMV IgG tests are positive should I consider for pregnancy, as i had earlier miscarriages.?

Yes: A positive rubella test could show a recent or long past infection. If recent, it might have been the issue with a miscarriage, if long past, something else was likely the cause.If yours is now + you won't need to worry about rubella or CMV for future pregnancies. As long as your system has recovered you can be successful. ...Read more

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Positive EBV and CMV (no igg). I read this cant be cause of my 3 month long body aches, tons of tests and don't know where else to turn, advice?

Positive EBV and CMV (no igg). I read this cant be cause of my 3 month long body aches, tons of tests and don't know where else to turn, advice?

EBV & CMV: Both are from the family of herpes viruses and remain dormant in your body forever.CMV causes no problems unless you are immunocompromised.or pregnant. EBV is known for causing fatigue and prolonged recovery, from weeks to months. There is no specific treatment. Recommend drinking fluids to stay hydrated, getting plenty of rest, & taking over-the-counter medications for pain. ...Read more

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I have rubelaa IgG positive 258 and IgM negative .33 and cytomegalo virus(cmv) IgG positive 91 and IgM negative 0.32.Can i plan a baby now?

I have rubelaa IgG positive 258 and IgM negative .33 and cytomegalo virus(cmv) IgG positive 91 and IgM negative 0.32.Can i plan a baby now?

Maybe: Planning a baby is a big decision. You have antibodies showing prior infection with rubella and CMV - this should not affect your decision as congenital infection is unlikely to occur. However, you should consider other factors - personal, health, etc. ...Read more

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I have a transplant kidney. My CMV test is positive. I used ganciclovir for 14 days, but what does it do?

I have a transplant kidney. My CMV test is positive. I used ganciclovir for 14 days, but what does it do?

Needs clarification: If your CMV antibody (IgG) test was (+), it indicates that you had a prior exposure to the virus but does not mean an active infection. In most renal transplant recipients, anti-viral medication is usually given to prevent CMV reactivation. If your blood PCR test was (+) for CMV, it indicates active presence of the virus in the blood and its tx requires ganciclovir(IV) or valganciclovir (oral). ...Read more

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