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Symptoms Of Fifths Disease In Pregnant Women
Pregnancy and catching fifth disease I am 22 years old and 27 weeks pregnant. My fiance was recently in contact with his daughter who has fifth disease. I heard that pregnant women are succeptable to the disease and can cause birth defects or death to the
Fifth disease is a condition in which a person (usually a child) has a rash due to "parvovirus B19" infection. The mild rash may resemble a "slapped-cheek" with reddened cheeks. Joint pain, fever, and general flu-like symptoms may also occur. This infection goes away without treatment in healthy children and adults, but pregnant ...Read more
1-3 weeks: The symptoms of fifth disease usually resolve in 1-3 weeks. If you suspect you may have been exposed to 5th disease, caused by parvovirus b19, see your ob/gyn right away to get tested. Although most pregnant woman and their fetuses will be fine, some fetuses can develop severe anemia. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Fifth disease is caused by a virus that will confer lifetime immunity with the first infection. You don't get it a second time like you might with a bacteria like strep throat. Most women have this in childhood but those who get it for the first time during pregnancy may have major problems. ...Read more
Yes: Fifth disease is a viral process that is usually experienced in childhood. It can infect a susceptible adult, pregnant or not. During the illness the normal body's bone marrow often slows down blood production for a while, but this goes unnoticed since we only replace 1-2% of out blood/day. However, if a fetus experiences 5ths, the effect can be significant. Close OB monitoring is important. ...Read more
Usually not a proble: Most pregnant women have normal babies if they contract Fifth's disease during pregnancy. Sometimes, especially in the 1st trimester, it can result in a miscarriage. Chances are you are immune to the virus anyway. You need to call your OB for advice on what you should do. Here is some information for you: http://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusb19/pregnancy.html ...Read more
I am 18 weeks pregnant and think i've been around a child with fifths disease. What should I do. Will my baby be hurt?
Depends on situation: Most of us have 5ths during childhood & develop lifelong immunity. If you did, you have nothing to worry about.If you were only exposed to the case after the kid had a rash, the kid was no longer contagious. If exposed in the days before the rash you may develop 5ths & it can hurt a fetus. There is no treatment available but close contact with OB is advised. ...Read more
Exposed to child with fifths disease and i'm 13 weeks pregnant. I had fifths disease as a child. Am i immune to it? Is this really serious?
I became infected with the virus that causes fifth disease while pregnant, will my child be harmed?
Perhaps: Parvovirus b19 (also known as "fifth disease") can at times lead to a serious condition called hydrops fetalis, which is fluid build up in body areas of the fetus due to severe fetal anemia. It is important to notify your physician if you suspect parvovirus b19 infection while pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 38 weeks pregnant and may have been exposed to 2 children with fifths disease since 35 weeks pregnant. Is this dangerous to my unborn baby?
Depends if you had : 50% pregnant women had 5th disease (parvovirus b19) so their babies are protected. Women who have not had it, most of the time, the disease does not do any damage to unborn babies. However 5% of the time, babies can get severe anemia from mom's infection, especially in first 1/2 of pregnancy. Please let your OB know right away you were exposed, get blood test. You may have had b19 already. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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