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Rubella Ab IgM POSITIVE - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   Dear Doctor,
I'm currently 15 weeks pregnant with my first child
I had My Blood test done on last week for Rubella...The result came out as 'Rubella Ab IgM POSITIVE'.What does it mean?do i have that disease right now..but i dont have any symptoms of it..Please help me.

Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   Dear Doctor,
I'm currently 15 weeks pregnant with my first child
I had My Blood test done on last week for Rubella...The result came out as 'Rubella Ab IgM POSITIVE'.What does it mean?do i have that disease right now..but i dont have any symptoms of it..Please help me.

Doctor :  
let me read the text
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
rubella ab igm positive means antibodies against rubella are positive ...it tells u that u had past infection...with rubella...
User :  
so will it affect my baby
User :  
do i need to take any precautions
Doctor :   yes rubella infection will cause some conenital defects to the baby
User :  
but currently i dont have it right doctor?
Doctor :  
i wanted to know that u had fever in the past 15 weeks??
User :  
no
Doctor :  
no
Doctor :  
ok then any rash
User :   no

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