Question: Hello, I have a question about toxoplasma during pregnancy. I am in 21 weeks and 4days.
YESTERDAY, while I cut some apple, my finger was cut a little bit by knife. TODAY, bleeding stop ..but... accidentally, I touch raw beef a lot. Do you think that I can be infected with toxoplasma? D. (USA)
Answer: It is true that some meat could contain toxoplasma cysts. Ingestion of these could lead to infection which could be passed on to the baby in the womb. Of-course, for this risk to be there, the meat has got to have the cysts in the first place. This is not that common. Your having a cut finger is not a risk for toxoplasmosis. Eating raw (contaminated) meat is. Toxoplasma infected meat is really not that common in the developed world. People at significant risk of acquiring this infection are those who keep cats since this is the definitive host of the toxoplasma organism. On balance, the situation you have described leads me to believe that your fears are most probably unfounded. We have discussed Toxoplasmosis in detail here:
Question: i have missed my period by a wk i have done 2 tests and both come bk positive i have had a stomachache/pain on and off all day, not as bad now. When i went 4 a wee this afternoon and wiped myself the tissue was slightly discoloured and has been the last 2 times i've gone. Is this anything 2 worry about? Regards. A. (UK)
Answer: There is no reliable test to give you that sort of prognostic information. It is true that bleeding in early pregnancy is regarded as threatened miscarriage and, unfortunately, up to 10% of those affected by this complication in early pregnancy will go on to miscarry. However, there is no reliable test to tell whether any individual affected woman will fall in that group.
Question: Pls i want know if it is our blood group and gynotype that makes sperm
flush out from my vagina after intercourse with my husband. And also if was that
same problem that made me lose my pregnancy of 10 weeks plus last year November.
I am really afraid and worried because am 6 weeks pregnant now. He is ABO with RH
(D) POSITIVE while i am AA with A RH (D) NEGATIVE. Are we compatible at all. Please,
also explain all what we need to do to avoid another miscarriage. PLEASE! A.K. (Italy)
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Question: My pregnancy is 6 weeks and now is about 3 days I am bleeding. blood is
red and much. My doctor examined me and said baby is ok and pregnancy is going like
normal. so why bleeding is not stop?even i do not have a pain is it normal to have
this much blood? S. (Finland)
Answer: The heavy bleeding that you are describing is a cause for significant concern. I am not sure what you mean when you say your doctor ‘examined you’. What sort of examination was it? The only way you can ascertain the baby in the womb is OK at this early stage of the pregnancy is by ultrasound scan. If this has not been done, you should get that done promptly. If it has been done and shows a viable pregnancy, all you and your doctor can do is wait and see. Best wishes.