When Is The Right Time To Do The Torch Test?
Good afternoon, I want to ask, I am 3 × pregnant in my first pregnancy, I suffered a failure, 12 weeks of pregnancy, 24 weeks, stillbirth and this December in the UK, 20 weeks of stillbirth. The doctor advised me to do a torch test that I want to ask when the right time to do torch test because now i’m still in puerperal msa thank you
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TORCH examination is an antibody examination to detect the presence of Toxoplasma, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Herpes simplex, and other infections (other infections such as syphilis). This examination can be done during pregnancy, or if in your case (recurrent miscarriage), this examination can be done before planning your next pregnancy. This test can be done at any time, including during childbirth. The puerperium will not affect the results of the examination.
Recurrent miscarriages can be caused by many things, including:
genetic factors (most often) anatomical factors (presence of abnormalities in the uterus or cervix) antiphospholipid syndrome hormonal and other metabolic diseases other infections besides TORCH, for example HIV, BV other factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, using illegal drugs, excessive caffeine consumption, or use certain medications during pregnancy In addition to the TORCH examination, your doctor may recommend doing other tests such as ultrasound, genetic testing, examination for autoimmune diseases, hormone testing (for example thyroid hormone or prolactin), and other tests that are considered necessary. If there are certain things that you don't understand about the suggested test, you can ask your obstetrician directly.
Here are the articles that you can read about the TORCH examination
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