Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
134 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Is eating raw meat during pregnancy a cause for concern?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Richa Agarwal

OBGYN

Practicing since :1999

Answered : 3347 Questions

default
Posted on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 in Women's Health
Question: 20 weeks pregnant and may have had small amount of pink beef in hamburger. Should I be worried?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,

Thanks for trusting HCM about your health care.
I have gone through your history and understand your concerns.

The chances of toxoplasmosis with uncooked meat is there but it is very rare in your case and you should not be worried about it (very small amount).

Hope you found it useful, feel free to ask more information.

Good luck.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Richa Agarwal 6 minutes later
Thank you for your response. This is my first pregnancy and i worry about everything! I didnt think there would be a problem but it is always nice to hear from a trusted professional. Should i feel cramping on sides of abs and lower groin area during this growing time?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, you may feel.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
I can understand your feelings as this is your first pregnancy.

But no need to worry.
Yes, this type of mild pain could be due to growing uterus.

Hope found useful.
Good luck.
Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Richa Agarwal 1 minute later
Thank uou again. It is great to have a doctor always availavle to answer these quick questions. Where are you based?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
You are most welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
You are most welcome.
We are always here to help you.
I wish you to healthy and happy motherhood.

Good luck.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Toxoplasmosis

doctor1 MD

Hello doctor, I want know abt torch test as I ave done my test n in tht toxoplasma lgg is reactive 564.0, toxoplasma. Igm is reactive 0.74 ,...

doctor1 MD

I had toxoplasmosis chorioretinitis and I have been taking 60mg of prednisolone for 2 weeks, then 50mg for 1 week, then 40mg for 1 week, and now I...

doctor1 MD

My son had cat scratch disease in 08 they removed the lymph nodes from the throat area and biopsied them. All it showed was toxoplasmosis. Now he...

doctor1 MD

I am a 78 yr old female, healthy all my life. 6 months ago, I had a nasty virus infection (2 weeks), followed by atrial fibrillation , then...

doctor1 MD

i have ebv igG :6.6 And igM: 2.2 ,2 swallen lymph nodes since last tonsilitis last year 1.2/0.4 And 1.4/0.5, blood test ok no symptomes what next?

doctor1 MD

We are married in June 2009 and have been trying for kids. We underwent(especially my wife) lot of medical tests



regarding concieving. I am giving...

doctor1 MD

recently my daughter in law mis cararried, they have cats in the house, I have heard that cats can cause problems with certain medical conditions...