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I was tested for rubella test and it turned out to be a positive result is it a good thing if pregnant?

I was tested for rubella test and it turned out to be a positive result is it a good thing if pregnant?

Good: Pregnant mothers at the onset of pregnancy are tested for several things. One of them is to be sure you have had rubella or the vaccine.Test positive means you have the proper immunity so your child is not at risk. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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Hi.. I am 28 yr old & first time pregnant its almost 13th week. Now I have done test of rubella IgG & came to know that its 1.28 positive.Kindly say?

Good.: You want it to be positive. It means you are immune to rubella (german measles) and so will not get sick with it during your pregnancy. This is important since rubella during pregnancy can harm the growing baby. ...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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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

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Im 11wks pregnant. My Rubella Igg - 183 IGM - 0.88. Another test after 4 weeks Igg 335 IGM 0.45. Is my baby safe? What does increase in IGG means?Help

Im 11wks pregnant. My Rubella Igg - 183 IGM - 0.88. Another test after 4 weeks Igg 335 IGM 0.45. Is my baby safe? What does increase in IGG means?Help

Rubella IgG: means previous exposure, IgM > 1.1 denotes recent infection, which isn't your case, and your IgG titers are good. Yes you can have a normal child if you have IgG to rubella, means immunity to the disease, your best bet for having normal pregnancy and a healthy baby is good prenatal care, good luck ...Read more

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A pregnant woman's Rubella IgG result shows 154.14 IU/mL (Positive). But she has not vaccinated rubella. What does it means? Pls explain

A pregnant woman's Rubella IgG result shows 154.14 IU/mL (Positive). But she has not vaccinated rubella. What does it means? Pls explain

Most likely, good : news showing her immunity to Rubella. IgG antibodies increase during an active Rubella infection, but not right at its beginning, & stay elevated. If she had symptoms of a viral illness with fever & a rash around the time of conception or during pregnancy, her doctor can order a Rubella IgM titer to make sure that her infection was not recent enough to pose a risk to her fetus. ...Read more

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How long will a rubella IgM test stay positive for? I have an immunity according to the IgG test. However im pregnant and the IgM test was positive.

6 weeks: Presence of rubella-specific igm antibody indicates recent infection, however, false-positive results do occur. Follow-up igg titer in 2-3 weeks will be of help in confirmation of diagnosis. ...Read more

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I just got my results back for a blood test done for the Rubella Ab (IGG). Test is positive my level is 3.05 is that okay? I am 15 weeks pregnant

Yes: That means that you are immune to rubella, likely from the MMR vaccine you would have received as a child. Your baby and you are protected from rubella infection should you be exposed during pregnancy. Though of course if you come into contact with someone with rubella, to be safe you should avoid them going forward. Also, congratulations on being an expecting mom! ...Read more

Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

Rubella is generally a benign communicable exanthematous disease. The major complication of rubella is its teratogenic effects when pregnant women contract the disease, especially in the early weeks of gestation. Because of the successful immunization program in the US since 1969, rubella infection and congenital rubella syndrome ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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German Measles (Definition)

German measles, also called rubella, is a viral infection that often causes a rash spreading from the face to the rest of the body, as well as fever, headache, and runny nose. Infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects or ...Read more