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Does The Mom Suffer Any Effects Of Abo Incompatibility
No: The maternal antibodies that cross the placenta react with the fetus' blood, causing hemolysis (blood breakdown) in utero or soon after birth. The baby does not have a mature immune system, so cannot mount a clinically significant response that would affect the mother. Mothers of course suffer emotionally along with their babies, but there is no medical suffering for the mother. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom is type o+ and dad is ab+: is this ABO incompatibility and is there a need for rogam coz she had a miscarriage for her first and 2nd preg..Wat would be the probable cause?
Miscarriage &Rhogam: Rhogam is used only in rh negative mothers. This mother is +. A baby she carried would be a or b, and she could have high anti-a and/or anti-b antibody levels. If she did, that would be ABO incompatibility. It's not usually so severe. http://www.pregnancy.com.au/resources/topics-of-interest/postnatal/abo-incompatibility-in-newborns.shtml after 2 losses, she needs a high risk pregnancy specialist. ...Read more
Yes: Your blood group is based on presence of specific antigen on your red cells, if you have "a" antigen, you are "a" blood group, if "b" antigen then "b" blood group and if you neither have "a" nor "b" antigen, then you are "o" blood group. Both "a" and "b" antigen are based on genetic make up. However, the ABO incompatibility that can lead to jaundice only happens when mother is "o" blood group. ...Read more
Not used for it: The ABO and rhesis blood grouping systems are separate issues altogether. Rhogam is used to prevent an rh- mother from becoming sensitized to a rh+ baby & developing antibodies that would destroy some of the babies blood for that or future pregnancies. The Rhogam has no effect on potential ABO issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Home Hospital?: Under usual circumstances, we won't know until after your baby is born if ABO incompatibility, and its ensuing issues, will occur. When a risk is suspected or issue arises, your baby is checked closely (labs, physical exams), especially during 1st 24 hours of life. Treatment, if needed, initially includes close monitoring of feeds & phototherapy. So, this would be difficult to do at home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Abo incompatibility means that two individuals have blood types that are not compatible, and that one's blood has antibodies that can react with the other's blood, leading to destruction of blood cells. There is no remedy, natural or synthetic, to this condition. However, one's antibodies can be temporarily blocked from attacking the another's by giving large doses of gammaglobulin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mother has type a+ blood, baby had type o+ blood... Blood mixed during birth. Can this result in ABO incompatibility? Baby didn't have any jaundice.
Unlikely: They are both positive. The. Positive represents a protein on the blood cell, thus the mother will not have an allergic reaction to that part, the rh factor protein part. There is a chance for allergies to other parts of the cell making something anti, just not anti -rh. Usually doesn't and not a big deal generally. It is mostly in moms with an rh neg cell that gets infused with rh pos blood. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are the long-term health effects of blood group incompatibility (rh or ABO problems) post transfusion?
Only Rh: If there is no immediate adverse reaction to ABO incompatible transfusion, there are no long term effects. For Rh mismatch, it could result in developing antibody to Rh that would cause transfusion reactions in the future if given Rh positive blood to a Rh negative person if s/he received Rh positive blood. It could also put the Rh positive fetus of the Rh negative woman at risk. ...Read more
Huge subject: Whole textbooks deal with this subject. It's so large I wouldn't even be able to refer you to a reliable website. You may want to start with the AABB American Association of Blood Banks. Blood for transfusion should only be given when it is truly, really required -- and when it does, it's a huge life-saver. ...Read more
Alot of my family apart from my mom have suffered from depression at some point I have a little does this mean its inevetable that I will?
Safety is key.: If she has forgotten that she has moved her ability to form a new memory is impaired. Reassurance that she is in a safe place (assuming she is) and then changing the subject may help. Consider joining a support group for caregivers to get input from others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom suffers from headaches and now i suffer from migraines, why is this? Out of 4 daughters, i'm the only one.
If my mom suffered suffered a seizure, and is now forgetful of certain events, what should I do to support her?
Support: What your mom needs now, depends on why she had the seizure. There are many possible causes for this, so i assume she's having a diagnostic workup. If you saw the seizure, your description will be very helpful to her doctors. If her forgetfulness persists, she may need you or other family to attend medical appointments & studies with her. She may need your help remembering to take medicines. ...Read more
My mom suffers from melasma. Over the years doctors have prescribed many medicines, but none of them worked. My mom feels embarrassed. Please help.
Dermatologist: I don't think a doctor who has never evaluated your mother will have more success with her then physicians who have assessed and treated her. Seeing a dermatologist might be a good next step. Take care. ...Read more
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