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Rh Factor Positive (Overview)

Positive means a person has the Rh factor (D antigen or Rhesus factor) on her red blood cells. The presence or absence of the Rh factor is important in blood transfusions and in pregnancies.


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Baby is Rh factor positive. Is that good?

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

Dr. James Krick
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Rh Factor Positive (Overview)

Positive means a person has the Rh factor (D antigen or Rhesus factor) on her red blood cells. The presence or absence of the Rh factor is important in blood transfusions and in pregnancies.


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I have cyst nd my gyni says that i have negative rh factor and my husband has positive rh factor so does this rh factor effects on conceiving?

I have cyst nd my gyni says that i have negative rh factor and my husband has positive rh factor so does this rh factor effects on conceiving?

No: Rh factor does not affect conception, but it may have an effect on the fetus if the fetus is Rh positive and you make antibodies to Rh. Please keep in touch with your doctor, as there are ways of preventing you from making antibodies to Rh. Visit this site for more info: http://www.pregnancy.org/article/rh-incompatibility-and-why-you-need-rhogam ...Read more

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If I am pregnant and have a negative Rh factor and my child has a positive factor. What does it mean for us?

If I am pregnant and have a negative Rh factor and my child has a positive factor. What does it mean for us?

RhoGAM: You'll need injections of rh-immune-globulin (rhogam) at one or possibly more scheduled times in the pregnancy. It's been a standard part of prenatal care for many years, ask your OB doctor when you see him/her. ...Read more

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Blood test says my blood type is O Positive but on the part where is says Rh factor it says negative. How does that make sense? Mean something else?

Blood test says my blood type is O Positive but on the part where is says Rh factor it says negative. How does that make sense? Mean something else?

It doesn't: It doesn't really, but here's what probably happened: If you're pregnant and getting prenatal labs, in RH negative patients who've had a previous pregnancy it's typical to test for RH factor antibody (an immune response against RH+ blood). This test is not necessary in RH+ women, but it was likely done by routine, and the result, as expected in negative since an RH+ person won't have RH Antibody ...Read more

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Why would I be given Rh factor?

Why would I be given Rh factor?

Protect next child: If you are rh negative & your newborn rh positive, then you will develop antibodies against rh positive blood. If your next child is also rh positive these antibodies may cross the placenta causing a serious problem, hemolytic anemia. In that case your newborn will be very ill & may require many blood transfusions. Rh factor helps prevent you from developing these dangerous antibodies. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rh factor?

What is the definition or description of: Rh factor?

See answer details.: The commonly used terms rh factor, rh positive and rh negative refer to the d antigen of the rh blood group system. In addition to its role in blood transfusion, the rh blood group system—specifically, the d antigen—is used to determine the risk of hemolytic disease of the newborn (hdn). Hdn sometimes occurs when an rh negative mother has an anti-d antibody and gives birth to an rh positive child. ...Read more

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What is Rh factor and what is the causes of it?

What is Rh factor and what is the causes of it?

Part of blood: The rh factor is part of your red blood cells. They are a portion of the cell that mediates immune response. You received your rh factor when you were born. ...Read more

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Simplist terms possible, what Rh factor is?

Simplist terms possible, what Rh factor is?

An antigen: Rh factor is an antigen on the red blood cells which may induce specific antibodies which may destroy the blood cells. ...Read more

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What is an Rh factor?

What is an Rh factor?

Rh refers: To the rhesus factor . It is either present or absent on the surface of red cells, with positive being by far he more common. ...Read more

Rh Factor (Definition)

The commonly used terms rh factor, rh positive and rh negative refer to the d antigen of the rh blood group system. In addition to its role in blood transfusion, the rh blood group system—specifically, the d antigen—is used to determine the risk of hemolytic disease of the newborn (hdn). Hdn sometimes occurs when an rh negative mother has an anti-d antibody and gives birth to ...Read more