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Covid on 7 months pregnancy - can I go to see doctor

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: May 13, 2021 3:11 PM

Anonymous 31 days

Hi. I’m 7months pregnant. I had a close pcontact with who had a covid positive. I took a pcr after 5 days I met the person. That was negative. Until then I didn’t have any symptom. But today, 12th days after the last contact with the person, I have a slight cough. Not all day. Sometimes and it’s not that bad. But it made me very worried. Can I go to see doctor near here and should I do a pcr test again?

Dr Sri Viknarajan 30 days
General Practitioner

Thanks for your question.

First of all congratulations on your current pregnancy. But jumping straight into the current situation, we truly understand your concerns regarding the outbreak we are experiencing now, especially regarding the potential for close contact and positive symptoms of COVID-19.worries

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For your information, COVID-19 screening is usually subjected to patients that have experienced an ongoing fever. Although the criteria may change according to the situation, it is best that you seek immediate help from the nearby clinic or hospital as soon as possible. As far as I’m concerned, once you are considered a close contact to a positive coronavirus patient, you are required to do COVID-19 screening as well (usually twice at different intervals)

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Additonally, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:

  • Fever (more than 37.5 degrees Celcius)
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

However, the onset of these symptoms may vary according to different individuals, ranging from few days to about 2 weeks after the virus transmission. On top of that, there were cases of asymptomatic carrier. Those that are able to transmit the virus without having any symptoms or complication of their own.

According to the Ministry of Health, close contact refers to either:

  • Health care-associated exposure, including providing direct care for 2019-nCoV patients, working with health care workers infected with 2019-nCoV, visiting patients or staying in the same close environment of a 2019nCoV patient.
  • Working together in close proximity or sharing the same classroom environment with a with 2019-nCoV patient
  • Traveling together with 2019-nCoV patient in any kind of conveyance
  • Living in the same household as a 2019-nCoV patient

I would also encourage you to answer this quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate their health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories. Further instructions will be given at the end of the quiz. Please act accordingly.

Meanwhile try to maintain physical and social distance between close friends and family members. You may also click on this link to directly request a COVID-19 screening test.

But if you want to seek a second opinion, you may try to contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene and normalize wearing face mask in public.

CPRC contact:
0388810200
+60178429454
cprc@moh.gov.my

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Last Updated: Thu May 13 2021 15:11:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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