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Just got home from doctor. She said I have Rh isoimmunization. Looked it up online and now more confused that ever. Can you explain what it means to have it?

Just got home from doctor. She said I have Rh isoimmunization. Looked it up online and now more confused that ever. Can you explain what it means to have it?

Pregnancy concerns: The rh factor is found on the red blood cells of 85% of people in america, they are rh positive. You would be rh negative, because you do not have the rh factor on your red blood cells and because of that you have developed an antibody against the rh factor. That antibody protects you but can cross the placenta when you are pregnant and can cause severe problems for your unborn baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch (Definition)

Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch, also known as ABO incompatibility, occurs when a pregnant mother has a different blood type than the developing baby. Exposure to the baby’s blood type, either from that pregnancy or a previous sibling, causes the mothers body to develop antibodies to the blood type. The condition is dangerous as antibodies can cross the placenta and cause anemia (blood cell destruction), jaundice, or fetal ...Read more


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How long does pregnancy with Rh isoimmunization last?

How long does pregnancy with Rh isoimmunization last?

Depends: It is the fetus that is affected by rh isoimmunization. In a mild case pregnancy may last the normal period of 40 weeks. In very severe case the fetus may not be viable around 20 weeks of gestation or even sooner. ...Read more

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If I develop Rh isoimmunization, how will it be treated?

If I develop Rh isoimmunization, how will it be treated?

Rh Incompatability: If maternal antibodies develop against rh-positive proteins, then these antibodies could affect a current or future fetus during pregnancy. This is called rh isoimmunization. Since rh incompatibility is almost completely preventable with the use of prophylactic immunization (immune globulin injection of rhogam), prevention remains the best treatment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Rh isoimmunization?

What are the tests for Rh isoimmunization?

Blood type & screen: The basic test is a blood type and screen in which your blood type is determined and any antibodies to blood cell antigens your body may have produces are detected. If your blood type is rh positive, then you should not worry about rh isoimmunization. A type and screen is a normal part of prenatal care, so if you are pregnant, please see your obstetrician. ...Read more

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2 weeks with complete absence of hunger and early satiety. Can easily go 24 hours without food, accidently. No acute abdominal pain. Potential cause?

2 weeks with complete absence of hunger and early satiety. Can easily go 24 hours without food,  accidently. No acute abdominal pain. Potential cause?

Ans: It is abnormal to not have an appetite. There are multiple possibilities. You need to start with you doctor for an evaluation. If all is normal here than you need to consider your mental health. Not good for the body to go without food. You can cause many comics toons. Get checked out ...Read more

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Can a severe car accident and trauma to my abdomen cause painful menstrual cramps 2 years later?

Can a severe car accident and trauma to my abdomen cause painful menstrual cramps 2 years later?

Unlikely: It is unlikely the two are related. Menstrual cramps are usually caused by contractions of the uterus. Unless you damaged your uterus two years ago it is unlikely that you would experience worsening symptoms today. You would likely have experienced it soon after the accident/trauma had you injured your uterus. I would suggest seeing your doctor to explore other reasons why your cramps are worse. ...Read more

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I was in a accdent , fractured my L1 spine, can the trama have caused Asherman's syndrome? Doctors said i may not be able to have kids after fracture?

I was in a accdent , fractured my L1 spine, can the trama have caused Asherman's syndrome?  Doctors said i may not be able to have kids after fracture?

Hard to say: The sequels of an L1 fracture is based upon the severity of the fracture and if there were any associated injuries. Some patients can have a mild fracture and not have any long term problems. Severe fractures at that level can cause paralysis of the legs and loss of control of the bowel and bladder. ...Read more