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Dr. Laura Cooling
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Abo Blood Groups (Overview)

ABO blood groups refers the unique molecules on the surface of red blood cells that help the body's immune system mark self and non-self tissues. The immune system of an individual without a particular molecule will develop a protein antibody that binds the molecule, marking it as non-self and for destruction.


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Can you tell me in the ABO blood group, which allele is considered recessive?

Can you tell me in the ABO blood group, which allele is considered recessive?

ABO blood type: In this system of red cell antigens, O is considered to be recessive. Someone with type O blood would have two O alleles. People with type A blood can have two A alleles or one A allele and one O allele. Same with blood type B. This makes O the recessive and A and B are dominant. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Cooling
10 doctors shared insights

Abo Blood Groups (Overview)

ABO blood groups refers the unique molecules on the surface of red blood cells that help the body's immune system mark self and non-self tissues. The immune system of an individual without a particular molecule will develop a protein antibody that binds the molecule, marking it as non-self and for destruction.


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What type of personality traits are associated with ABO blood groups?

What type of personality traits are associated with ABO blood groups?

There are none: Blood groups have no relationship to personality, any more than one's zodiac sign actually does. During the 1990's, a single crook wrote a series of books claiming that blood group impacted general health, personality, best diet and so forth. It was totally made up. I'm sorry this came up. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Tip)

Managing Pregnancy Complications

Good control of your blood sugar will increase the chance that you and your baby will stay healthy! ...See more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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What type of antibody is associated with ABO blood grouping?

What type of antibody is associated with ABO blood grouping?

Usually IgM: Normally occuring antibodies to ABO antigens are of the IgM type. Igg antibodies can form on stimulation. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Tip)

Managing Pregnancy Complications

Keep blood pressure under control. Follow doctor's orders carefully. ...See more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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What to do if I'm a guy with Rh negative blood and my girlfriend is in the ABO group. if we were to have a child, would there be any problems?

What to do if I'm a guy with Rh negative blood and my girlfriend is in the ABO group. if we were to have a child, would there be any problems?

Blood type : Everyone has both ABO and Rh (+/-) factor. Like A+, or O-. The problems that happen with Rh- moms an Rh+ babies are prevented by giving mom a shot, called RhoGAM. That's the short version. If you are interested in knowing the details of how this works, check out http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/rh/ ...Read more

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Random. how many blood types can a person have in the blood? The non-ABO types?

Random. how many blood types can a person have in the blood? The non-ABO types?

1 or 2: A person has her own blood type (that's #1) that she is born with. She may also have a second blood type from a transfusion (that's #2), but that second type is only temporary. In theory, if she has transfusions from more than one donor, she could temporarily have more than 2 blood types (especially if talking about "minor" blood type differences). ...Read more