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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Fifths Disease In Pregnant Women

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How long does fifth disease last in pregnant woman?

How long does fifth disease last in pregnant woman?

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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Can a pregnant woman contract fifth disease if she's already had it recently?

Can a pregnant woman contract fifth disease if she's already had it recently?

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

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Can fifth disease be transferred to a pregnant woman's fetus in the final trimester?

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

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Fifths disease exposure during pregnancy, what to do?

Fifths disease exposure during pregnancy, what to do?

Parvo and pregnant: Fortunately, about half of pregnant exposed to Parvovirus B19 are already immune, and there are no ill consequences to mother or baby. Risk of miscarriage and fetal anemia occurs in less than 5%, usually in the first few months of gestation. There is no treatment, but your OB may want to increase monitoring, and they would likely want to be notified of your possible infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 7 1/2 week pregnant and was exposed to fifth disease?

What to do if I'm 7 1/2 week pregnant and was exposed to fifth disease?

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

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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?

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

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What to do if I'm 28 weeks pregnant and diagnosed with fifth disease. has any one been in the same situation?

Rare problems: Most women get a very mild illness. Their babies usually do not have any problems. RARELY and I mean RARELY it can cause severe anemia and miscarriage. And that usually happens if the Fifth disease occurs in the first half of the pregnancy. You are way past that. ...Read more

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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 more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Fifth Disease (Definition)

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