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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
RhoGam can obviate: Rhogam is an injectible medication that can remove (obviate) any future problems with the rh negative issue. There is a great pamphlet for more on the subject here: http://www. Acog. Org/publications/patient_education/bp027.Cfm. ...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 more
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 more
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?
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
Is there any oter way to check if you are rhesus negative, I cringe at the thought of a blood test on my arm, can they withdraw it from anywhere else?
Needle-shy? Can fix: You'll be getting blood drawn from your arm at most physician office visits from now on. You're a grown woman now, and people will think the less of you if you're not brave like the rest of us. If this is severe, ask about psychotherapy to overcome it; if not, get with friends and say "we're brave" and donate your first unit of blood -- bigger needle, helps people, conquers fear. ...Read more
Yes: If both your parents are rh negative then you must be rh negative. If your partner is rh positive then your baby may be rh positive in which case you would need rhogam. ...Read more
Blood group O+: Blood group O means that there is no A no B antigene on the surface of RBC only D antigene that determines your rhesus positive, and you have anti-A and anti-B naturally occurring antibodies in your plasma. You can receive blood of blood group O+ or O-. ...Read more
See below: Can't change the past, can't predict the future, only can focus on the present. Look at things that are positive in your life (however small); look at positive aspects of your environment, do an inventory of the positive aspects of your own self (what you do well, there's always something and write it down). At the end of the day do a summary - -things I laughed at, best food I ate, best joke, etc. ...Read more
No: Rhogam is needed if there is any chance that a babies rh positive blood would cross over to the mother. This isn't possible at 7-14 days after conception. ...Read more
What about?: Frequent temporary depression and negativity can come from a wide variety of causes; when you say "possessiveness" it sounds possible that you're having some relationship issues as well? You'd probably get the best results from psychotherapy with a psychologist or other psychotherapist on your concerns. A psychiatrist may be an important member of your health team also. Be well. ...Read more
By addressing your: Depression. It isn't uncommon for someone who is depressed to have negative thoughts. Encourage you to seek talking therapy. Consider seeing a psychologist for cognitive behavioral therapy. Get in physical activity everyday (preferably with some of it outdoors), get 8 hours of sleep per night, avoid alcohol & eat at least 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Check tai chi or meditation. ...Read more
Which medication (or combination) for gad and panic most closely effects the brain like mdma without the negativity associated with it?
Might not exist: Mdma acts as a releasing agent of serotonin, norepinephrine, and Dopamine (da). Effexor (venlafaxine) is potentiating both serotoning and norepinephrine so it is quite similar except for no effect on dopamine. Combination of Effexor (venlafaxine) with an antiparkinson agent might be most similar but it may have negative effects like mdma. ...Read more
I am A rhesus negative blood type and my newborn is rhesus positive. Does that mean that the father of my baby must be a positive blood type?
Yes: The positive factor must come from a parent, and if you are negative, dad donated the positive factor. ...Read more