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Rubella, otherwise called German measles, is a viral infection caused by the rubella virus. The symptoms seen are tiny red rashes on the skin, fever, headache, nerve inflammation, red eyes, and joint pain.

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I have high Rubella IgG and CMV IgG values. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a TORCH test after 12 weeks of pregnancy. It showed Rubella IgG and CMV IgG to be high, but the Rubella IgM and the CMV IgM were normal. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The presence of high levels of IgG antibodies during pregnancy usually is indicative of a past infection and this is not a pinpoint diagnosis. The levels are rechecked after two weeks or so. We then compare the new levels with the old ones, and if they are higher, th...  Read Full »

I am pregnant. What if IgM is positive and IgG is negative?

Query: Hi doctor, I am seven weeks pregnant. After my TORCH test, I came to know that my rubella IgM is 1.22 g/L and HSV is also 1.35 cd/m. Both IgG is negative. What does it mean when IgM is positive, and IgG is negative? What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It would be better if you provided me with your detailed medical history. IgM positive with IgG negative means you were not immune to the disease and recently got an infection even with antibodies not formed. If positive in the early 12 we...  Read Full »

Can I plan for pregnancy if I am rubella IgG positive?

Query: Hello doctor,I am rubella IgG positive 118.90 IU/mL and cytomegalovirus positive 8.87 IU/mL. What does it mean? Can I plan to get pregnant now?  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. It means that you are either immune, vaccinated or had a recent infection. To rule out a recent infection, you have to repeat the titer after one week. If it does not increase, you can plan for pregnancy. Hope...  Read Full »

My wife and I have positive HSV and CMV. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Myself and my wife got tested for chromosome test as my wife had failed premature delivery. The test result indicates that we are HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus) IgG (Immunoglobulins) positive, CMV (Cytomegalovirus) and rubella positive. Please suggest me.  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This indicates that TORCH infections (toxoplasmosis, other - syphilis, etc., rubella, cytomegalovirus and herpes) might have caused the premature delivery or stillbirth. HSV (herpes simplex virus) causes herpes, CMV is cytomegalovirus and rubella is another viral infecti...  Read Full »

I had three miscarriages. What may be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 years. I have a history of three miscarriages all at 6, 5, and 5 weeks. My TORCH test came positive for rubella IgG. Others were nonreactive. Other investigations were normal. I am asking if this could be the cause because I am confused.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. Rubella IgG antibodies indicate either previous old infection or vaccinated status. It is not the cause of the repeated miscarriages. There are many causes of multiple miscarriages most commonly antiphospholipid syndrome. I suggest: Lu...  Read Full »

Kindly clear my doubts regarding the rubella IgG antibody test.

Query: Hello doctor, We are planning for parenthood. My wife is 30 years old and was recently asked by the gynecologist to undergo rubella quantitative IgG antibodies test. The test report shows value as out of range having value as 14.60 IU/mL, and RDW as 15.2 %. What does these report signifies especiall...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to To understand better let me give you few facts about the test. Rubella is a virus, which can affect anybody and the usual clinical presentation may be just a cold or maybe slightly higher respiratory infections with or without rashes. Everyone is exposed to this throug...  Read Full »

Does rubella IgG reactive indicates any current infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had her last period two months back. We got married nine days later. Her period skipped for last month. Some bleeding is happening once in a day for past two days. But, it is in small amount only. We visited the doctor; she suggested tests. We did all the tests like CBC, Hb, ru...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If pregnancy has been ruled out already, then the delay is likely to be stress induced. However, it is important to learn if she has any hormonal imbalances and ever had irregular menses or not with possible causes being hypothyroidism, hyperprolactinemia or PCOD (po...  Read Full »

Is it risky to conceive if Rubella IgG tests were reactive?

Query: Hello doctor, I had three miscarriages. I did TORCH test twice. Now that I went to my doctor she told me not to get pregnant since my rubella IgG tests came out to be reactive. In the first TORCH test, my rubella IgG value was 65.1. In the second TORCH test, my rubella IgG value was 277. I did the s...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. With recurrent miscarriage, you do not require to go for TORCH test as it is responsible for sporadic losses and not a recurrent one. Have you been immunized against rubella in childhood by receiving MMR at 16 to 18 months? The levels of 277 suggest...  Read Full »

My rubella is 3 IU/mL. Will it affect my pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My rubella is 3 IU/mL non-reactive and I am six-weeks pregnant. Do I have rubella infection? Are there any chances of any birth defects? Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Rubella is a serious infection to affect pregnancy. Your blood report only states that you had a rubella infection only some time in life. It does not seem to be an active infection. You get it only once. So all you need to know is that that was an infection that...  Read Full »

I have been tested positive for cytomegalovirus IgG and rubella IgG. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old. I will soon start trying to get pregnant and do the TORCH tests. They came back with cytomegalovirus IgG, rubella IgG positive. I was vaccinated for rubella when I was a baby and got infected when I was a university student, and it passed quickly. I never knew about ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It suggests you have antibodies against rubella and cytomegalovirus. Do yoga and pranayam, and go for walks regularly. Take dates, beetroot, bananas, and green leafy vegetables regularly. Take multivitamins and multimineral supplements for thre...  Read Full »

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