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Congenital syphilis: The risk to your baby is low. Dangerous consequences of congenital syphilis (infection of the baby in in utero) occur mostly in the last few weeks before delivery. You're way ahead of that and penicillin now will protect the baby against serious outcomes. If your latent syphilis is late (over a year with weakly pos blood test) the risk is even lower. Best wishes for your growing family! ...Read more
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
No insult intended: No one knows for certain what one's partner may have experienced. And the test for syphilis is to protect your unborn child from the godawful consequences of congenital syphilis (photo) -- not (forgive me) to hurt anyone's delicate feelings. I know that deep inside, you know this already. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wife is pregnant has + RPR 1:1, negative confirmatory by ClIA, negative. 2 weeks later RPR negative and eia negative (6.5 weeks after last sex). All clear on syphilis?
Yes she is: Hi. I read a few of your consults with other doctors on Health Tap. Many of them have advised that you followup with your own doctor to get additional testing. The world is not perfect. Occasionally labs produce errors. The first test may be a false positive. If the test is repeated more than once with negative results then assume you are negative for Syphilis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wife pregnant, had +rpr 1:1 the confirm done by CIA -, 2.5 weeks later tested again RPR - and eia- 6.5, weeks since last sex. all clear on syphilis?
My wife just tested negative for syphilis but reactive she is 11 weeks pregnant and both of us have been faithful and neither ofof us have had any symptoms is this a false positive?
Maybe,maybe not: The initial screening tests they do for syphilis and many other issues are lower cost tools (few bucks)to find the subgroup of large populations (pregnant ladies) that need the more expensive (lots of bucks) confirmatory test . There are many things that can cause a false positive.The next step would be the confirmatory test that should give you the answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My syphilis serology test result came back reactive? What does this mean? I'm 15wks pregnant. I have to see the infectious disease control Dr's.
Possibly syphilis: You may have been exposed to syphilis recently or in the past. A set of tests will help to determine what is the case. There is also a likelihood that the fact that you are pregnant has thrown off the test and made it false positive, which means you don't have syphilis. Work with the health department. ...Read more
I'm 16 weeks pregnant & my doctor told me i may have tested + for syphilis. Could i get a false + if i received my last hep b vac. Within the year?
No: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria called Treponema pallidum. It is not related in any way to Hepatitis B (which is a virus). Both are sexually transmitted, however. MAKE SURE you follow through completely with treatment to kill the syphilis bacteria. Not doing so can make you very sick or even die, and can kill your baby. Take good care of yourself! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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