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What does it mean when you Rh negative?

What does it mean when you Rh negative?

Part of blood type: The rh protein is found on red blood cells in some people (rh positive) and not in others (rh negative). It really has no health consequences either way, except when an rh (-) women has multiple children with a rh (+) man. She can develop antibodies to rh which can cause problems for 2nd child onward. This problem, however, can be safely dealt with by your ob. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means to be Rh negative?

Please explain what it means to be Rh negative?

Lack D-antigen: "D" is a protein in a particular configuration that's present on many people's red cells, but missing on some. It's genetic, from birth. There's nothing really "negative" in any bad sense about not having it. However, folks who lack it make antibodies that destroy red cells (transfused, unborn child's) that do have it. It's a consideration in blood banking and pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I have Rh negative, could my baby be Rh negative?

If I have Rh negative, could my baby be Rh negative?

Rh blood type: Yes, your baby can either be rh negative or rh positive depending the father's blood type. ...Read more

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Heard that a lot of spaniards have Rh negative. Why?

Heard that a lot of spaniards have Rh negative. Why?

Unknown: For some unknown reason basque people from northern spain & southern france have have a high incidence of rh negative blood, said to be about 35%, compared to general population elsewhere who have 15% incidence. Incidentally, eastern/oriental jews also have a higher incidence of rh negative peoples, reason agian unknown. ...Read more

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I'm Rh negative. What's that mean and should I be worried?

I'm Rh negative. What's that mean and should I be worried?

Stop worrying: About 15% of people are rh negative. Being a female if you are pregnant you will get a shot of Rhogam at 28 weeks and after delivery if the baby is rh positive to prevent problems with a future pregnancy. I am rh negative and got both shots each pregnancy since both of my kids were rh positive, ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are Rh negative? I'm o- and Rh negative.

What does it mean when you are Rh negative? I'm o- and Rh negative.

Lack the D antigen: You do not make the d antigen of the rh system. The little minus on o-/o neg means the same thing. If your unborn child has d antigen from dad, you can become sensitized to it; your obstetrician will know what to do in this case. ...Read more

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What is the difference between someone who is Rh negative and someone who is Rh null?

What is the difference between someone who is Rh negative and someone who is Rh null?

Super rare: Rh negative refers to the lack of a functional "D" antigen on red blood cells. Rh null, which is super rare, refers to a lack of D, but also C/c, and E/e antigens. These red blood cells have many other functional abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is Rh positive and Rh negative?

Blood group antigen: Rhesus (rh) blood group is one of the more than 20 different blood group systems. One of the markers in rh system is "d" that is used in the terminology you inquired about. If rh d is present the person is rh positive and vice versa. See this site for more info (more than one needs)
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/books/nbk2269/. ...Read more

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I'm Rh negative im looking for a diet plan that's good for me?

I'm Rh negative im looking for a diet plan that's good for me?

Rh irrelevant re:: Diet; not a factor. No good data supporting eating for blood type_hooey. ...Read more

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Is it more common for people to be Rh positive or Rh negative?

Is it more common for people to be Rh positive or Rh negative?

Rh positive: Each person carries two alleles, if either is positive, the person if Rh positive. Among Asians and American Indians, Rh negative alleles are quite uncommon. Among the Basque, a majority of the alleles are Rh-negative and thus a larger minority of people are Rh-negative. Among folks of European ancestry, around one person in 6 has two Rh-negative alleles. ...Read more

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What happens if a husband is Rh negative and his wife is Rh positive?

What happens if a husband is Rh negative and his wife is Rh positive?

Nothing: There is no risk to the husband, wife, or their offspring from having these blood groups. The problem comes when husband is Rh positive and wife is Rh negative. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between being Rh negative and having HIV?

Is there a correlation between being Rh negative and having HIV?

Rh: Rh is a genetic feature usually seen as a blood phenotype. HIV is a virus spread by exposure to body fluids from someone who has the virus. No significant relationship ...Read more

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If your blood type is Rh negative what's the blood type?

If your blood type is Rh negative what's the blood type?

That is only part: The rh system is the most important determinant of blood type next to the ABO system. You sometimes see that a patient is a+. That means they have blood type a and rhesus positive. You have to know both in order to donate or receive blood. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If a woman is Rh negative, could that cause a miscarriage at 5 weeks?

If a woman is Rh negative, could that cause a miscarriage at 5 weeks?

Unlikely: Rh status is not likely be the cause of a miscarriage. However the woman should receive Rhogam after the miscarriage to prevent sensitization.
About 25% of early pregnancies are lost spontaneously, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. ...Read more

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Anything you can tell me about Rh negative blood type?

Anything you can tell me about Rh negative blood type?

Not much to know: This will not affect your life in a meaningful way unless you become the mother of an unborn child who has inherited rh positivity from the child's father. You'll be given an injection to prevent yourself from becoming sensitized, which can endanger the next baby. Basically this is what you need to know. There's some internet hokum about blood types -- take your questions to your physician. ...Read more

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What happens to the blood of an Rh-negative individual who is exposed to Rh-positive blood?

What happens to the blood of an Rh-negative individual who is exposed to Rh-positive blood?

Rh exposure: Exposure to Rh positive blood can produce an immune response and the development of antibodies directed at the Rh antigen. In non-pregnant individuals, this causes no significant problem, aside from the potential hemolytic reaction if they receive Rh-positive blood again. But blood banks test for this and should easily avoid it. In a woman who may become pregnant, harm to the baby can result. ...Read more

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If the baby's father is Rh negative, should he get rhogam?

If the baby's father is Rh negative, should he get rhogam?

No: Rhogam is given to rh-negative pregnant women who may be carrying an baby that is rh positive. Rhogam will prevent a mother-to-be from having an immune response to the baby's rh factor. If this immune response were to occur, the baby might suffer some severe complications (hemolytic disease of the newborn). ...Read more

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Why would an rh-negative person not have a transfusion reaction on the first exposure?

Why would an rh-negative person not have a transfusion reaction on the first exposure?

No antibodies: On first exposure, the body doesn't know what that is. An rh- recipient will then develop antibodies so the next time they are exposed to rh+ blood, the antibodies are present and memory cells can make antibodies quickly against the "foreign" blood leading to a transfusion reaction. ...Read more

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I'm Rh negative and the baby's father is Rh positive so what do we do?

I'm Rh negative and the baby's father is Rh positive so what do we do?

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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If the father of an unborn child is Rh negative what does that affect?

If the father of an unborn child is Rh negative what does that affect?

No problem: As far as blood grouping goes, an rh negative has no effect on the unborn child's potential for jaundice or related issues. (differs from the mom where it is a big deal). ...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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I am Rh negative who within the last three months have had breakouts on my face can you assist?

I am Rh negative who within the last three months have had breakouts on my face can you assist?

See below: These symptoms require an evaluation in real-time by your doctor. In this way, he/she will be able to gather all the information needed to know what's going on and how to help you. ...Read more

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My blood type is Rh negative what blood type can my husband be so that we can have a healthy baby?

My blood type is Rh negative what blood type can my husband be so that we can have a healthy baby?

Depends: If you had weird medical care in the past that included a transfusion of Rh positive blood, or a similar medical event that triggered anti- Rh antibodies, you would have problems with any Rh + hubby. If not, any type with positive or negative would be okay. Modern obstetrical care has made the once important issue of blood types more a nuscience than a threat. ...Read more

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Rh negative and not sure who the baby's father is. Odd are Rh positive like 85% of the population, right?

Rh negative and not sure who the baby's father is. Odd are Rh positive like 85% of the population, right?

Correct: Because you are rh negative, you should be offered Rhogam at 28 weeks and after delivery if the baby is rh positive. Also, there are some other situations where Rhogam may be given, but they are less common. ...Read more

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My blood type is Rh negative what blood type does my partner have to be so that we can have a healthy baby?

My blood type is Rh negative what blood type does my partner have to be so that we can have a healthy baby?

Any blood type: Can produce a healthy baby. When mom is rh negative and dad is negative then the baby will most likely be rh negative too.
You can have a healthy baby no matter what by taking care of yourself and eating well. Your OB will monitor you and rh neg mothers receive a Rhogam shot during pregnancy to prevent problems and after if the baby's blood type is rh positive. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about fetus with Rh negative blood, will the fetus be in danger of developing erythroblastosis?

Can you tell me about fetus with Rh negative blood, will the fetus be in danger of developing erythroblastosis?

Actually no: A positive baby in a negative mother is at risk, but usually only if Mom wasn't properly treated previously. Today these problems are rare in people who are compliant with evidence-based medicine. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a guy with Rh negative blood and my girlfriend is in the ABO group. If we were to have a child, would there be any problems?

Blood type: Everyone has both ABO and Rh (+/-) factor. Like A+, or O-. The problems that happen with Rh- moms an Rh+ babies are prevented by giving mom a shot, called RhoGAM. That's the short version. If you are interested in knowing the details of how this works, check out http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/rh/ ...Read more