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The clients blood typing reveals Rh antigens what blood type would the client have Rh receptive, Rh negative , Rh resistant, Rh positive

The clients blood typing reveals Rh antigens what blood type would the client have Rh receptive, Rh negative , Rh resistant, Rh positive

Rh : Rh antigens are present in every blood. You would need to be more specific. Also, they blood type (a, b, ab, 0) is not connected/related to the rh + or rh - types; they are inherited independently. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rh Sensitization (Definition)

Rh sensitization is a pregnancy situation when the blood of an rh positive baby seeps into the blood stream of it's rh negative mother. The mother's defense system recognizes the rh positive blood as "foreign" and creates antibodies to destroy the cells. This is a very serious pregnancy complication and can be prevented by the use of Rhogam per guidelines during pregnancy of ...Read more


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How does Rh factor affect individuals having blood transfusion?

How does Rh factor affect individuals having blood transfusion?

It can mean a lot.: This is an important factor to match up for a transfusion itself so there is no antibody reaction from the recipient if they are rh neg. And donor is rh pos.. It is extermely important in women of childbearing age who are rh neg. To be sure they get no rh pos. Blood so there is no chance that they develop antibodies in case they have an rh pos. Child and so have hemolytic disease of the newborn. ...Read more

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What will happen to someone with Rh negative blood type if he/she receives Rh positive blood?

What will happen to someone with Rh negative blood type if he/she receives Rh positive blood?

May get sick: If the person has antibodies against the Rh antigen, they are likely to break down the blood fast and this may make them ill and a bit jaundiced. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have child with Rh negative blood if both parents have blood Rh positive?

Is it possible to have child with Rh negative blood if both parents have blood Rh positive?

Yes: The rh factor is determined from both parents. Each parent contributes one half of the infant's rh type. Each parent has 2 rh genes. So, if each parent (of the child in question) has a "split" rh:(-)/(+), i.e. Half negative and half positive--they are reported as "positive". Yet if each parent contributes the "blank" or rh negative portion to baby then he is (-)/(-) or rh negative! ...Read more

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Father has o positive blood mother has o positive rhfactor blood child was born with b positive blood how can this be?

Blood type genetics: Abo blood type refers to antigens present on red blood cells. From each parent you inherit an a antigen, a b antigen, or no antigen. People inheriting an a and an a are type a. Inheriting an a from one parent and nothing from the other is also type a. Inheriting an a and a b creates type ab. People who are type o have no antigens. If each parent is type o, the children must be type o. ...Read more

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If a fetus has an Rh negative mother and an Rh positive father, will a miscarriage occur?

If a fetus has an Rh negative mother and an Rh positive father, will a miscarriage occur?

Not if first preg.: Rh sensitization usually occurs after delivery of a child who is Rh +, and mom is -. Fetal blood may mix with maternal blood. If not given Rhogam (antibodies against Rh + blood) her immune system will be sensitized to Rh+. Fathers who are Rh+ may be carriers of Rh - , with 50% chance of an Rh - infant with no risk. Even if sensitized, fetal therapy can allow survival of an Rh + baby. ...Read more

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Could RH neg mother carry RH pos father's baby to term? With shot given and 2 miscarriages? What's the possibility?

Could RH neg mother carry RH pos father's baby to term? With shot given and 2 miscarriages? What's the possibility?

Yes!: Yes...especially when "shots" were given to avoid developing antibodies after birth/pregnancy This should never be a problem with today's medical knowledge! ...Read more

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Is the Rh factor in blood an antibody or antigen?

Is the Rh factor in blood an antibody or antigen?

Antigen: Rh factor is one the antigens present on red cells. Actually there are a number of subtypes of rh but the one people refer to is rh d antigen. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk2269/. ...Read more

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My father has o positive blood mother has o positive rhfactor blood child was born with b positive blood how is this possible?

My father has o positive blood mother has o positive rhfactor blood child was born with b positive blood how is this possible?

Not possible: The o blood type is oo genotype. In other words, each parent contributes an o. It is not possible for an o man and an o woman to have anything but an o baby. ...Read more

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How healthy are children from a rhesus positive mothers and rhesus negative fathers?

How healthy are children from a rhesus positive mothers and rhesus negative fathers?

Depends on variables: With modern obstetrical treatments this is a non issue. They grow up to have normal lives with no effect.If someone does not follow current practices, they can have babies that are severely impaired with deafness, retardation and cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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Rh negative and the baby's father is Rh positive. Do I need rhogham?

Rh negative and the baby's father is Rh positive. Do I need rhogham?

Usually: It is commonplace for a pregnant mom in that situation to receive rhogam around 28 wks of gestation and again after birth if the kid is rh+. If the kid turns out to be rh- the 2nd dose is omitted. ...Read more

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What could happen if an Rh negative person were given a blood transfusion of Rh positive blood?

What could happen if an Rh negative person were given a blood transfusion of Rh positive blood?

Antibody formation: At the first transfusion, nothing happens, but the person generally makes antibodies to Rh antigen and may have a transfusion reaction at the subsequent transfusion with Rh positive blood. If it is a woman of reproductive age and the baby is Rh positive, the baby may get hemolysis. ...Read more

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If you have a Rh negative father and Rh positive mother, is the unborn child at risk? Can it complicate the pregnancy?

If you have a Rh negative father and Rh positive mother, is the unborn child at risk? Can it complicate the pregnancy?

No: Rh incompatibility only occurs when mother is rh negative and baby is rh positive, which can only occur if father is rh positive. Even so it is not very common. Thus rh -ve mothers are always safe with regards to rh incompatibility. ...Read more

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Had 2 miscarriages recently. I'm RH neg and babys father is RH pos. RH shot given both times. Any chance of carrying his child to full term?

Had 2 miscarriages recently. I'm RH neg and babys father is RH pos. RH shot given both times. Any chance of carrying his child to full term?

MTHFR: Many causes are unknown. One that can be tested for is the MTHFR gene defect. Ask your obgyn or geneticist. It stands for methyltetrahydrofolate reductase. This gene controls the metabolism of folic acid and can lead to miscarriages if there is a problem with this enzyme. ...Read more

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Baby is Rh factor positive. Is that good?

Only if you are Rh+: Rh positive mothers having rh+ babies-no problem! rh negative mothers with a rh+ baby especially the first and subsequent pregnancies will require Rhogam injection post delivery to prevent future rh disease issues and baby losses. ...Read more

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How can I relate the Rh incompatibility to other blood cells?

How can I relate the Rh incompatibility to other blood cells?

Unclear question: It is not feasible to answer your question as there is no incompatibility between a person's red cells and other cells. ...Read more

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Can someone explain a Rh factor or isoimmunization to me?

Can someone explain a Rh factor or isoimmunization to me?

Antibodies are key!: If you have a negative blood type and you are pregnant with a baby that has a positive blood type, your body makes antibodies. In subsequent pregnancies, if the baby has a positive blood type, the antibodies attack the baby and can cause miscarriage or still birth. A shot during pregnancy and at the end of any pregnancy (including miscarriage or abortion) can prevent the antibodies from forming. ...Read more