Chances Of Getting Pregnant While Infected With CMV?
i just got married. want to get pregnant. and yesterday I checked my TORCH blood positive for the CMV virus. can i get pregnant. and what should I do? r then will my husband get the virus? r how do I deactivate the virus or cure it?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. CMV or cytomegalovirus, is one of the diseases that are included in TORCH (Toxoplasmosis, Others, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, and Herpes). These diseases are combined into one group called TORCH because they all have something in common, namely, harm the fetus of a pregnant mother. If a mother is infected with one of the TORCH diseases during pregnancy, it can spread through the bloodstream to the baby and transmit it. If left untreated, the fetus can be blind, write, yellow, have seizures, heart problems, have mental disorders, and many others.
That's why the TORCH check is important. And so far you've done the right thing by doing these checks. A positive result on CMV doesn't necessarily have to panic you, especially since you're not pregnant right now. The first thing you should know is that this virus is dangerous when it is exposed to the fetus. In healthy children or adults, this virus often does not cause any symptoms so you also don't have to worry if your husband catches this virus.
Second, you must know the risk factors for transmitting this virus to minimize the possibility of you spreading it to other people. This virus can be transmitted through:
Eating and drinking utensils Sexual intercourse, kissing breast milk or other body fluids
Furthermore, with these results, you should consult your situation with your gynecologist. If an in-depth examination has been done on you and it is deemed necessary, your doctor will prescribe an antiviral to kill the virus. But generally, this virus will heal on its own.
Regarding the question you can get pregnant, of course you can. This virus does not prevent you from getting pregnant. However, as we have said before, you should postpone pregnancy until you are free from the virus or allowed by your obstetrician. Meanwhile, live a healthy lifestyle with regular consumption of fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods, exercise and regular rest, and avoid stress to strengthen your immune system. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa