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Very broad question: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
Shouldn't be: A problem.! female off spring should be checked? - but mostly not a problem. ...Read more
No: If you are rh negative, you should get a shot of Rhogam if you have bleeding during pregnancy, at 28 weeks and after birth if your baby is rh+. During pregnancy, some of the baby's blood passes to the mother. If the baby is +, the mom develops antibodies to rh. They won't affect the current baby but can attack the red blood cells with the next baby if it is rh+. That can cause stillbirth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It doesn't: It's a non-problem except when a mother who lacks it is pregnant with a baby who has it from Dad. We need to give an injection to prevent her from becoming sensitized against future pregnancies. Beyond this, anyone who tells you that you are special risk for something or need to do something because of your Rh status is misinformed or worse. ...Read more
Negativity? There are some points in a day where I feel very negative about my health, assuming its hypochondria. What can I do to stop these thoughts
Stay positive: It sounds like you are already half way there. You want to be more positive, so you will be. Believe in yourself. The best thing to do is to listen to yourself and don't allow yourself to say negative things. Make a rule for yourself and stick to your rules, a code for living. Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Rh factor: The rhesus factor is an protein add on to the blood cell that divides all groups into those that have it or those that don't.People that are rh - can develop a destructive antibody that will attack any rh + cells & cause a transfusion reaction. Rh + cells don't react to rh-. The rh reaction is much more trouble than most problems with a to o or b to o reactions. ...Read more
Both my son and I share the same blood type, a rhesus negative. Is all a rhesus negative blood the same or are there different sub-groups?
All antidepressants: Are involved. The " black box" warning is probably what you are referring to that warns of possible suicidal thinking when antidepressants are taken. Unfortunately it scares off people who need and could benefit from those medications. Medication to stop smoking also has tthe same warnings. In certain populations it has resulted in less use of those meds and subsequently increased suicide rates. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby's health: Rh factor typically does not affect fertility, but it can affect a woman's secondary and beyond pregnancies if she is rh negative and her partner is rh positive. The baby inherits the positive trait and those rh+ proteins can get in the mother's blood. Her body then makes antibodies against this protein. The next time she gets pregnant, the antibodies can attack the fetus. Rhogam shots can prevent. ...Read more
Can a blood test determine the positivity or negativity of Angina pectoris? If yes, which 1 is it please?
NO: And you are much too young to be concerned about angina unless you are doing cocaine or other drugs. If you are asking for someone else who is having chest pain, please have them see a physician for other testing for angina. There is no blood test. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi im miscarring my baby at 5 weeks im o rhesus negative wil I need to get the anti d injection currently av 2 kids an had to get it after both births?
Yes, not Right Issue: Blood type: thousands of proteins on the surface of cells. Abo & rh were the first 2 & most important (in terms of transfusion reactions) types characterized historically. There are hundreds more "types". O means neither a or b. A means a from 1 parent. B means b from 1 parent. Thus a+a, b+b, a+b or o. Rh+ means present. Rh- means not present. A o+rh- mom might reject a+b+rh+ fetus but usually ok. ...Read more