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Doctor insights on: Rh Incompatibility

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How will I know if I have Rh incompatibility with my baby?

How will I know if I have Rh incompatibility with my baby?

Simple lab test: Mothers are generally screened prenatally for several issues. Your blood type will be part of that screening. If you are rh positive, your baby will not have an rh problem. If you are rh negative & screening tests show no evidence of rh challange (transfusion, unmonitored pregnancy) you will often get a blocking antibody shot mid pregnancy & do ok. Discuss this with your ob. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat Rh incompatibility?

What can I take to treat Rh incompatibility?

RhoGam: Your physician knows about this and there's more than a 99% chance you'll be fine. ...Read more

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What is Rh incompatibility?

What is Rh incompatibility?

Kinda complicated!: We all have a blood type such as a, b, ab, or o but also are either Rh negative or Rh positive. Rh incompatibility is when the mom is Rh negative and the baby is Rh positive. In this case, the mom can form antibodies which cross the placenta and hurt the fetal red blood cells, making the baby anemic. We counter this by giving Rh negative moms an injection called Rhogam to stop antibody formation. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat Rh incompatibility?

RhoGam: Your physician knows about this and there's more than a 99% chance you'll be fine. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have Rh incompatibility with my baby?

Simple lab test: Mothers are generally screened prenatally for several issues. Your blood type will be part of that screening. If you are rh positive, your baby will not have an rh problem. If you are rh negative & screening tests show no evidence of rh challange (transfusion, unmonitored pregnancy) you will often get a blocking antibody shot mid pregnancy & do ok. Discuss this with your ob. ...Read more

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What can be done if my baby and I have Rh incompatibility?

What can be done if my baby and I have Rh incompatibility?

Discuss with doctor: If you are rh negative and the baby is or could be rh positive, your doctor can monitor you for the development of antibodies and also try to prevent the development of antibodies by administering rhogam. ...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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Is Rh incompatibility to parents have 100% accurate that the baby may have a problem?

Is Rh incompatibility to parents have 100% accurate that the baby may have a problem?

Maybe, maybe not: If mom is rh + and dad is rh -, there will be no problem. If mom is rh- and dad +, there could be a problem if: mother ever had a transfusion with a rh + blood component, or had a prior pregnancy with a rh+ baby that was never treated with rhogam. The usual management of rh - mothers during pregnancy includes injections that can prevent incompatibility issues from occurring. ...Read more

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Rh incompatibility in second pregnancy; how does it happen?

Rh incompatibility in second pregnancy; how does it happen?

Sensitization: Mom is rh negative. Dad is rh positive. The baby, possibly both, are also rh positive. The first pregnancy will sensitize mom causing her to produce an rh antibody. This antibody will decrease over time. But with a second pregnancy, the memory cells cause tremendous antibody production. This antibody crosses through placenta and breakdown the red blood cells of the infant. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine transfusion reactions, ABO compatibility, Rh incompatibility?

How do doctors determine transfusion reactions, ABO compatibility, Rh incompatibility?

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

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What are the long-term health effects of blood group incompatibility (rh or ABO problems) post transfusion?

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

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What does it mean if I might have blood incompatibility with my baby?

What does it mean if I might have blood incompatibility with my baby?

Potential problem: Your body may react if exposed to your baby's blood. Such a reaction can affect red blood cells, white blood cells, or even platelets. Such reactions typically reduce the numbers of the affected cell type. The effects depend on the cell type affected and how much their numbers are reduced. Rhogam is given to rh-negative mothers during pregnancy and after birth to prevent a type of this problem. ...Read more

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What is ABO incompatibility?

What is ABO incompatibility?

Exposure to differen: Blood types. Typically refers to a baby having different blood type than mom. Therefore, there is prolonged breakdown of red blood cells, causing jaundice. This can occur in transfusions, where the wrong blood type is given. This is uncommon. ...Read more

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Even if you treat blood incompatibility, are there any long-term effects?

Even if you treat blood incompatibility, are there any long-term effects?

None come to mind: Today blood incompadibility comes up mostly for newborns but may arise with transfusions. The issues are generally transient & resolve once the time limited antibodies have disappeared. If blood breakdown was monitored and toxic effects were minimized at the time, there is no reason to anticipate further problems. ...Read more

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Hi doctors! What cause a problem between to married couple staying together for 8years without having children is it incompatibility?

Hi doctors! What cause a problem between to married couple staying together for 8years without having children is it incompatibility?

Confusing question: You are to vague with your question to comment specifically. Do you mean if the couple has unprotected regular sex for 8 years without having kids? That would not be an incompatibility, that would likely be a fertility problem in one, the other or both. Evaluation of both at a fertility center would provide answers. ...Read more

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How common is having blood incompatibility during birth?

How common is having blood incompatibility during birth?

Rarely problematic: Many mothers with babies with rh incompatibility get rhogam, a medication which decreases its severity of the incompatibilty many other types of blood incompatibility may require special light therapy (phototherapy). Nowadays, babies very rarely need special type of blood transfusion, known as exchange transfusion. ...Read more

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Is ABO incompatibility genetic?

Is ABO incompatibility genetic?

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

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How successful is rhogam for ABO incompatibility?

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 more

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Does the mom suffer any effects of ABO incompatibility?

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 more

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How can you treat ABO incompatibility if you want to do a home birth?

How can you treat ABO incompatibility if you want to do a home birth?

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 more

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Is it the mom or dad's fault when it comes to ABO incompatibility?

Is it the mom or dad's fault when it comes to ABO incompatibility?

Nature's: Only if mom is o type blood you get ABO incompatibility, at the same time dad's blood type has to be a, b or ab. ...Read more

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Is neonatal sepsis related to hbo incompatibility?

Is neonatal sepsis related to hbo incompatibility?

Neonatal sepsis: No it is caused from infection and has nothing to do with ABO incompatibilty. ...Read more

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Will rhogam prevent ABO incompatibility?

No: Rhogam only prevent rh sensitization if you are rh neg. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for ABO incompatibility?

Are there any natural remedies for ABO incompatibility?

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 more

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Why rhd incompatibility of the mother and fetus doesn't affect the present fetus but subsequent pregnancies?

Why rhd incompatibility of the mother and fetus doesn't affect the present fetus but subsequent pregnancies?

See below: The incompatibility occurs when the mother is exposed to the blood of the new baby. This usually occurs at delivery. The mother then makes antibodies to that "foreign substance" and this can adversely affect the next pregnancy as the mother's immune system will see it as a "foreign" body and want to get rid of it. This problem is usually treatable with an injection at the birth of the first child. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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 more