I had a miscarriage four months back and tested positive for IgG for CMV, rubella, and HSV. Can I plan for pregnancy now?

Q. Should I plan for pregnancy as I had a history of miscarriage and IgG positive for CMV, rubella, and HSV?

Answered by
Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 25, 2022 and last reviewed on: Oct 29, 2022

Hi doctor,

I am a 27-year-old female. I had a miscarriage four months back. Now we are planning for a baby again. My doctor asked me for a torch test, and I tested IgG positive for CMV, rubella, and HSV 1 and 2. IgG rubella- 58 IU/ml, IgG CMV -177 AU/ml, IgG HSV 1 and 2 - 14.80 IV, and IgM negative for all of them. I had no symptoms and am a healthy adult otherwise.

Please advise us. Can we go ahead with my pregnancy, or do I need specific treatment? Or how dangerous is this for me?



Welcome to icliniq.com

I understand your concern.

I will explain to you what this means.

IgG (Immunoglobulin G) is an antibody against these infections and denotes that you have had such a disease or received a vaccine against them. IgM (Immunoglobulin M) means that you currently have that infection.

So IgG (Immunoglobulin G) positivity is not a serious concern. About 30 percent or more of the average population will have IgG (Immunoglobulin G) positivity.

So I would not think of this as a cause for a prior miscarriage. Before further doing additional tests for this, it is essential to know in which month of gestation event happened. So based on that, we can decide whether to test further or not. I would be happy to help you further if you have any questions.

Thank you.

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