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Rubella Infection During Pregnancy
Mother has it: Rubella can only reach a baby in the womb if it travels there through mothers blood. If the mom was immunized or had it as a kid, she will never have rubella enter her blood. If she did not, she could be exposed to anyone with it and get the disease. During mothers illness, which is usually mild, the germ enters baby and cause permanent damage. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Depends: The rubella blood test is checking to see if you are immune to the rubella virus. Rubella, also known as german measles, can cause problems for the baby if the mom gets it while pregnant. If igg is positive then she is immune and she doesn't need to worry about german measles. If negative she needs to avoid sick people with rash, and get immunized after delivery. ...Read more
Im 12w pregnant now & my recent rubella result:
igg +ve 27
igm equivocal 1.15
i never had any rash / fever during my pregnancy. Is my baby safe?
Probably: Early in pregnancy babies will generally miscarry or be fine. Not all babies will have congenital rubella and the fact you didn't get sick and have good igg if a good sign; the igm is likely a "red herring", it isn't part of the usual screening anyway, just the igg; good luck, it should be fine. ...Read more
Hello dr. I had an abortion of 5 weeks pregnancy because there was no growth.Rubella test after abortion showed as positive.Can i plan for next baby?
?question confusing?: A positive rubella test could show a recent or long past infection. If recent, it might have been the issue with no growth, if long past, something else was likely the cause.If yours is now + you won't need to worry about rubella for future pregnancies. As long as your system has recovered from the procedure, i see no reason not to try. ...Read more
No: That titer is consistent with old infection, not active infection. There is no issue. ...Read more
i'm not pregnant.But i want to have a baby. Clinical test shows that my rubella lgg = 70.8 and rubella lgm=2.66. Can i go for pregnancy?
Rubella IgM...: ...Is probably detectable because of a relatively recent immunization; the igg is measured in different units in different places, but this is a parameter you want to be high as it reflects immunity to this disease. Low rubella igg would suggest doing the MMR shot first, then waiting 3 mo before trying to become pregnant. ...Read more
Hi i'm not pregnant.My rubella lgg =70.8 iu/ml , normal range is borderline8-11, positive>11, my rubella lgm=2.66it's positive>1.1-can i go for pregnancy?
Rubella titer: Ok, let's clarify, your igg is 70.8 and normal is over 11, so this means you're immune and won't get sick again. I am not sure why igm was done in your case. Igm is done only when acute infection is suspected. In that case, igg would be low. ...Read more
Should not: IgM (immunoglobulin M) is a class of antibodies that are produced in the early phase of an acute infection. Later antibodies of the IgG class are formed. Past infection or vaccination leads to positive IgG antiboies. If IgM antibodies are positive, the test should be first repeated to ensure it is not false positive. If it is truly positive it suggests acute infection with Rubella. ...Read more
I have pregnancy of 19 weeks,my rubella test doen and result shows igg is 0.7 and igm is 0.73.can i know this is normal?
Vaccine update: There is some variation from lab to lab so you should confirm with your doctor. It appears to me that your results show you are non immune to Rubella and that your MMR vaccine is out of date. After you have the baby your doctor will want you to get another MMR vaccine booster so that you will be protected. ...Read more
My rubella IgM >400 and IgG negative 0.13. But i didn't have any symptom. Is it a problem to get vaccinated again since im planning pregnancy.
My rubella Igg came out positive and im 19weeks pregnant. Is this mean that i had measles in my first 3weeks of pregnancy? My igm is non reactive.
Unlikely: The IgM will eventually drop off a month or two after primary infection so absence at 19 weeks doesn't tell you much about early pregnancy. Unless you were ill with rubella during that period I would not expect it.This pair of tests are often done in pregnancy and your results is what they expect from someone who received the vaccine as a kid or had the disease before pregnancy. ...Read more
Rubella igG and igM b test results show 0.13 OD ratio for igG and 0.25 OD ratio for igM. Can i plan for pregnancy? should i get vaccinated before?
Need vaccination: These results appear to be negative, indicating you are not immune to rubella. The OD ratio is one of the less common ways of measuring IgG and IgM. The usual report is in IU/mL (international units per milliliter). Please review with your doctor or local health department. I believe they will advise getting vaccinated before attempting pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more
Confusing question: There is no Rubella IGM Virus that I know of.There is a common screening test for IGM antibody created after a rubella infection. If you have high IGM levels indicating a recent rubella infection, it is worrisome.Rubella during pregnancy can lead to injury to the eyes, ears and other organs.Babies can be born deaf, blind and with other defects. ...Read more
Hard to know: Rubella during pregnancy is known to cause miscarriage, or fetal deaths but the numbers are hard to come by.It can be a mild flu like illness in mom that triggers an early miscarriage & is never recognized.Birth defects in baby approach 85% for infection in the first 12 wks, dropping to ~50% from 12-16 wks. The earlier the infection the worse the general outcome.Sad but preventable by vaccines. ...Read more
At least a month: If your rubella titer is non immune, you should receive a rubella vaccine at least 1 month before you become pregnant. Receiving it too close to your pregnancy may affect your unborn child. There are good guidelines on the CDC website to guide you along. Congratulations for thinking about the safety of your unborn child. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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