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Had toxoplasmosis before, does that mean I'm more at risk now?

(11 Posts)
SleepyKiwiGirl Sun 29-May-16 19:27:36

Hi, I'm 15 weeks pregnant with my 4th pregnancy (the furthest I've ever got and so far everything looks good! grin). I got toxoplasmosis many years ago as a teenager and was quite poorly for 6 months or so. I was just wondering if anyone knows if this makes me more or less at risk of getting it again? I can't help but crave rare steak.... confused

mikado1 Sun 29-May-16 19:31:27

I am pretty sure from my ridiculously over-anxious pregnancy days, that it's the opposite , you're immune.

zoemaguire Sun 29-May-16 19:33:09

You are immune, so you can relax, is my understanding too.

SleepyKiwiGirl Sun 29-May-16 20:01:55

Really? That's great! So I can risk the steak?? Or is that just pushing it haha?

mangocoveredlamb Sun 29-May-16 20:04:05

I risk the steak anyway, but yes I'm pretty sure you're immune, so from a toxoplasmosis point of view you could have it tartare!!

Ineedmorelemonpledge Sun 29-May-16 20:12:17

I had it from a friends cat scratching me. Had surgery on my neck to remove the lumps.

When I got pregnant a couple of years later I brought this up and was told I would be immune.

I thought it was undercooked lamb? It's what I was told at the time. Is it all meat now?

mangocoveredlamb Sun 29-May-16 20:13:16

I thought it was beef!

mangocoveredlamb Sun 29-May-16 20:15:17

Apparently it's all meat, according the the US CDC!
www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/gen_info/faqs.html

Floggingmolly Sun 29-May-16 20:16:05

It's mainly lambs, and yes; you'll be completely immune now smile

Essexgirlupnorth Sun 29-May-16 20:18:39

Yes you will be immune but still use it as an excuse not to clean up cat poo

SleepyKiwiGirl Sun 29-May-16 20:52:20

Here in the UK, they say it can come from any undercooked meat, or cats of course. Luckily I don't have a cat so I'm safe there. I forgot to mention it to my midwife the other week though hence the post - thank you everyone for responding, appreciate your help smile

I had lumps in my neck too, lemonpledge, fortunately they went away with the medication though. The biopsy was bad enough, I'm glad I didn't need to get them cut out!

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