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Rh Incompatibility In Children
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Neonatal sepsis: No it is caused from infection and has nothing to do with ABO incompatibilty. ...Read more
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
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
No: The effect is generally on the baby. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Idk what blood type my dh has but I have 3 children healthy from xhusband but I had a chem. Pg last month and told its a Rh incomp. From friends? Tru?
No: In order to have rh negative blood, you must have 2 rh negative genes - one from each of the parents. With 2 parents who are rh negative, the only possibility is for both to pass an rh negative gene to offspring, making all of the children they make rh negative. There are not any dominant rh positive genes in either parent to make any rh positive kids. ...Read more
No: No. Being rh sensitized after having your first child just means you need to communicate this fact to your ob/gyn or family doctor the next time you get pregnant. There is a shot, trademark name is rhogham, that can be given twice during your pregnancy to make sure your future child/children won't be affected. ...Read more
Is there anything that can be done to go full term when moth has RH neg and father has RH pos or will they not be able to have children?
Term preg likely: Unless the mother has previously been sensitized and has antibodies, an RH - mother can carry an Rh+ baby to term. Rhogam is a product given to the mother usually at 28 weeks to reduce the likelihood of developing antibodies and then again after birth if the baby is Rh+. Multiple doses have been given over the past and have been found to be safe for the infant and give protection to the mother. ...Read more
I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?
Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more
Clobex/children: It is safe to use in kids 12 and older. Under age 12, it is a pretty hefty steroid to use for a kid. It is a steroid, and a fairly potent one at that. Kids can absorb it through their skin and it can then affect them as if they ingested it. I would use a lower potency steroid on a kid under 12, although there are occasions when a stronger one is needed - close monitoring is then needed as well ...Read more
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Not Recommended: Greetings. I would not recommend the use of Halonate on a child if it was not prescribed by a Dermatologist. Because it is categorized as a "super high potency" topical steriod, it can have serious side effects when used incorrectly. High potency creams and ointments can be asorbed easily through the skin and cause malfunction to certain organs. Best regards. ...Read more