My HSV IgM, CMV and rubella IgG positive. Should I wait to conceive?

Q. Can I try for pregnancy when my HSV IgM, CMV and rubella IgG positive?

Answered by
Dr. Nadia Khan
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 17, 2023

Hello doctor,

I had a silent missed abortion last year in the third month of my pregnancy. After that, I got some tests done, which resulted in CMV IgG positive. Then I got vaccinated for rubella to prevent any casualties in the next pregnancy. Now I want to try and conceive, but just now I got my torch panel done again. And now the HSV IGM is positive with 1.15 range along with CMV and rubella IgG positive. Should I wait or can I try to conceive right now? My husband's torch panel also done, nothing abnormal. I am currently under Folic acid and multivitamin, for now, to conceive faster. And also a homeopathic medicine for migraine.



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Yes, you can try for your pregnancy as IgG (immunoglobulin G) means that you do not have any current infection. It is only due to prior exposure. For herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections, the only thing you have to watch is the presence of active lesions. Otherwise, there is no other reason not to try for pregnancy. You must try for it whenever you and your partner feel ready to do so. Secondly, abortion is a very common thing in reproductive age and only after one abortion there is no need to undergo all these extensive investigations. I hope it has helped you.

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