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TORCH test done, had PCOS, cytomegalovirus valid ranges, had abortion due to TRISOMY 13, pregnant, concerned about the baby - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   my wife had TORCH test today
Doctor :   Hello, this is dr.
User :   i just want to know the interpetation of results
Doctor :   How may I assist you today?
User :   3 things are odd
Doctor :   I am pleased to chat with you here
User :   Rubella, igG 9.60
Doctor :   I understand
Doctor :   Please feel free to share results
User :   Cytomegalovirus, IgG 250
User :   Cytomegalovirus, IgM 1.27
User :   shall i tell u the valid ranges.. or these are standard?
Doctor :   OK
User :   ok
Doctor :   I see
User :   no.. rest are within ranges
Doctor :   This is fine
Doctor :   I know the relative valid ranges my friend
Doctor :   Are there additional results you have questions about?
User :   No
Doctor :   I see
Doctor :   ok
User :   immunized means?
Doctor :   Do you understand the difference between IgG and IgM
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Let me give you some information and some reassurance regarding these results
Doctor :   I assume your wife has been immunized in the past
Doctor :   correct?
Doctor :   it means - receiving an injection to protect against a disease
User :   she had PCOS.. for that she had taken some injections for first three months
Doctor :   such as measles, mumps or rubella
Doctor :   it is a relative standard at most hospitals to immunize infants
Doctor :   depending on hospital location
User :   but later She had abortion of 19 week fetus
User :   due to TRISOMY 13
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I see
Doctor :   Let me tell you about the IgG
User :   no..
User :   we are planning...
Doctor :   Oh
Doctor :   ok I see
User :   does report say so ?
User :   ok..
Doctor :   and she is currently pregnant correct/?
User :   yes.. please
Doctor :   Ahh
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so
Doctor :   lets talk about the results
Doctor :   No sir
Doctor :   So
Doctor :   lets talk about the results
User :   ok
Doctor :   IgG is a special antibody test which measures the immune system strength against a bacteria or virus
Doctor :   Your wife has a good IgG measurement against rubella
User :   ok
Doctor :   This means she is protected against infection and will not pose any risk to the baby
User :   ok
Doctor :   The same is true for the CMV test
Doctor :   CMV is cytomegalovirus
Doctor :   it is a very very very common virus
Doctor :   probably 80% or more of people have been exposed to the virus
Doctor :   and have immunity
Doctor :   it is somewhat even like a common cold virus
User :   ok
Doctor :   BUT it can sometimes cause more worrisome symptoms in a sick patient such as a cancer patient or a premature infant
Doctor :   SO
Doctor :   your wife has a good IgG measurement against CMV
Doctor :   great result
Doctor :   She also has IgM low positive
Doctor :   what IgM means is that she was possibly exposed to the CMV virus somewhere in the environment in the last weeks or months
Doctor :   BUT
Doctor :   this is not a worry since she has IgG protection
User :   ok... thx for this information
Doctor :   and she will likely never ever have a CMV infection assuming she remains healthy
Doctor :   so these results are not worrisome to me
User :   She had abortion on March 03, this year
Doctor :   in fact they are encouraging to me
User :   it is almost three months
Doctor :   There is no cause for concern in proceeding with pregnancy
Doctor :   You are absolutely welcome
Doctor :   Do you have additional concerns?
User :   ya.. but in these 3 months she had periods just once
Doctor :   I see
Doctor :   has she fully recovered?
Doctor :   having normal periods now?
Doctor :   I see
Doctor :   this is not uncommon
User :   ok.. but how to figure out if she is ready to conceive ?
Doctor :   I am sure her cycle is nearly back to normal right now
Doctor :   She is ready
Doctor :   She is ovulating I am sure
Doctor :   at this point she can conceive and carry to term
User :   alright.. thanx for your consultation
Doctor :   as long as she feels otherwise well
Doctor :   there is no reason to worry
Doctor :   let me reassure you that this is the case
User :   alright ..
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Keep in touch and let us know if we can help again in the future.
User :   u too
User :   bye
Doctor :   I wish you both continued excellent health and happiness
Doctor :   Good day.
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