I am a married woman of 27 years’ age. My weight is 75 kg and height 5 feet 6 inches.
Since Nov 16 I have been trying for pregnancy. After that my regular menstrual cycle of 28 days used to get delayed by 6 to 10 days.
However, my last menstrual period started on 23.02.17. On 24.03.17, I noticed some red rashes on my face and upper part of body with over 100 degree Fahrenheit temperature. I didn’t go for any test or Doctor. I took one or two anti-allergic tablets as i previously had little bit allergic problems with chilli or hot things. After two days I was o.k.
However, as my menstrual cycle didn’t recur, I went for USG test on 20.4.17, and it confirmed me as pregnant and detected a single live fetus of approximately seven weeks one day.
However, my doctor advised me to undergo rubella IgG test along with certain other routine tests.
All other test reports were o.k.
But Rubella IgG test done on 18.4.17 in A LAB showed the result to be Positive (340 IU/ml) Reference range used was: <10 IU/ml=negative, 10 to 15IU/ml=equivocal, >15IU/ml=positive. My doctor told me that I was immune against rubella, so i need not be worried and should not go for rubella IgM test (as i had recent history of red rashes) since it can’t be detected so late.
I was not satisfied, and on 27.4.17 I went for both rubella IgG and IgM tests done in ‘B’ Lab. The result was anti Rubella antibody IgG: 308.61IU/ml……reference range used is negative: <10.0, positive >10.0.
Anti rubella antibody IgM was: 121.43 AU/ml…reference range used is negative: <20.00, positive >25.00, equivocal: 20.00-25.00
However, I was perplexed and I wanted to be sure about my rubella infection.
On 4.5.17, again I went for both rubella IgG and IgM tests done in ‘A’ lab. It detected rubella antibody IgG as 291 IU/ml….Reference range used was: <10 IU/ml=negative, 10 to 15 IU/ml=equivocal, >15 IU/ml=positive.
It also detected rubella antibody IgM as positive (1.50)….Reference range used was: <0.8 index =negative, 0.8 to 1.2 index =equivocal, >1.2 index=positive.
Sir, my question is do you find any inconsistency in the reports of different labs for tests done on different dates? Why is rubella IgG which stays lifelong unchanged is decreasing? And the most important question is will my Baby be affected by this infection which occurred in early pregnancy? I don’t want to give birth to a crippled or abnormal child.But it is my first pregnancy. What should I do? Should I go for abortion? Will it cause any problem to my future pregnancy? After how many days of abortion, I can try for next pregnancy? What steps need to be taken after abortion in this regard? Please advise.