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If i don't get the rhogam shot what will happen?

If i don't get the rhogam shot what will happen?

Risk for future baby: Rhogam is supposed to prevent you from developing anti d antibodies that could cause serious problems for future babies/fetuses. Those problems include: anemia, jaundice, hydrops fetalis, death. This risk is greater if we know for sure that product of current pregnancy had blood type rh positive and there was significant transfer of fetal blood into your body. You should discuss it with your doc. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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How much thimerosal is in the Rhogam shot?

No mercury in Rhogam: April 16, 2001, the FDA approved production of RhoGAM without thimerosal and the company agreed to distribute only product without the preservative. ( source: FDA.gov) ...Read more

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Is rhogam only administered after abortion or childbirth?

Is rhogam only administered after abortion or childbirth?

Not only.: Rhogam is supposed to be administer to rh negative and anti-d antibody negative women after amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, miscarriage, abortion, delivery, molar pregnancy and ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get rhogam shot after 28 weeks?

After delivery: In this is your first Rh positive baby and you are Rh negative, Rhogam is customarily given after the delivery and assurance that the baby has a Rh positive blood type to prevent you from forming antibodies for your next Rh positive baby during pregnancy which can be harmful to the fetus. ...Read more

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Does the Rhogam shot show up on a blood test?

Not usually: The Rho-gam is an immune antibody against Rh. The only was it would show is if you tested specifically for anti-Rh antibodies. ...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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Can you get fatigue after receiving rhogam shots?

Sure.: Immunoglobulin administration is meant to modify your immune system's response to fetal antigens and can certainly cause some mild fatigue along the way. ...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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Is it safe to donate blood if I have had the rhogam injection?

Is it safe to donate blood if I have had the rhogam injection?

Sure.: The blood bank will do antibody testing on the blood you donate and give it to the appropriate recipient - Rhogam does not preclude you from donating. ...Read more

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Do I need rhogam after amnio if thereis not indication of bleeding?

Yes.: There is only a small chance of having bleeding enough to cause isoimmunization (your body forming antibodies to your baby's rh positive blood) with an amniocentesis, but if it were to happen, the consequences for future pregnancies could be devastating. So we do recommend that rh negative women get Rhogam after amniocentesis. ...Read more

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Hi docs, is it true that rhogam shots are just for mothers with rh- blood?

Hi docs, is it true that rhogam shots are just for mothers with rh- blood?

Yes: That is my understanding.It helps prevent moms from developing anti rh + antibodies that might injure the fetus. ...Read more

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If you're Rh negative and get the rhogam shot does that mean you're now Rh positive?

RhoGam: If you are rh-, you are rh- for life. Its determined by your genes. A shot of Rhogam just prevents you from developing antibodies to the rh factor. The Rhogam you receive only lasts about 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it a specific blood type that needs rhogam shot or is it just any negative blood type?

Is it a specific blood type that needs rhogam shot or is it just any negative blood type?

Only for Rh negative: It is intended only for those who are Rh negative and pregnant with a child who may have Rh positive blood type. ...Read more

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Daughter was given rhogam shot with no labs done first will everything be ok if she did not need it??

No blood test: for RHOGAM, All you need is that mom has blood type with negative rhesus antigen (like A negative) and baby has positive (like A Pos)
I am sure they did that during pregnancy /birth ...Read more

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Had 2 miscarriages since my last rhogam shot think I may be preg again do I need the shot or is it too late?

Had 2 miscarriages since my last rhogam shot think I may be preg again do I need the shot or is it too late?

Probably not: You should be evaluated for the need for Rhogam anytime you bleed during a pregnancy. At this time, you need to have a test for Rh antibodies that is standard with your first OB labs. If it is negative, you would only need Rhogam in early pregnancy if you bleed. You would then get a Rhogam shot at about 28 weeks routinely. See your OB. ...Read more

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We removed cerclage yesterday and i had some spotting afterwards.i am rh negative and have taken rhogam a month ago.should i take one more now?

Good question: but we don't know where's the blood coming from, it might be your own genital tract not the placenta, at any rate you need to ask your obstetrician, and I believe no harm of getting another rhogam shot, have a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

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I'm 28ws pregnant with my third, previous two miscs. I'm receiving the rhogam shot next week. Will my baby be safe till then? What's the purpose ?

I'm 28ws pregnant with my third, previous two miscs. I'm receiving the rhogam shot next week. Will my baby be safe till then? What's the purpose ?

You are Rh negative: The Rhogam shot helps prevent the fetus, who may be rh positive, from triggering a reaction in your body if/when small amounts of fetal blood enter your system.Your body could develop antibodies that would break down the babies blood & place him/her in danger.The shot blocks that. In the 3+ decades it has been used it has been quite effective at keeping babies healthy. ...Read more

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What's rhogam and who needs to get it?

RhoGam: Rhogam is antibody to the rh antigen d. It is given to rh - women to protect them from making anti-d antibody that could be passed to their next fetus and cause anemia. ...Read more

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How much rhogam is given after delivery?

Depends: In most hospitals they will test the mom's and baby's blood to determine how much you need (if any). You only need Rhogam if you are rh negative and baby is rh positive. So if baby is negative, you don't need any. On the other hand, if there was a large amount of transfer of fetal cells to mom from baby, you may need more than one dose of rhogam. ...Read more

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How much rhogam should I get if miscarrying?

How much rhogam should I get if miscarrying?

Depends: Standard dose in usa it s 300 mcg. In early pregnancy exceeds the needs , but this is the protocol. ...Read more

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Can you get two rhogams during pregnancy?

Can you get two rhogams during pregnancy?

Sure, if needed.: Several not uncommon scenarios would merit Rhogam administration at least twice in the same pregnancy: e.g. After amniocentesis and at 28 weeks/postpartum, after fall/trauma and at 28 weeks/postpartum. ...Read more

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Didnt get rhogam until 32 weeks will my baby be ok?

Didnt get rhogam until 32 weeks will my baby be ok?

Likely: Your doc can and likely does test to see if you are developing any antibodies that would affect the baby.Bring this up at a visit and they can provide you that information. While this is usually given earlier, this does not mean you (and baby) have not benefitted from the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the price for a rhogam shot in atlanta ga ?

Ask your pharmacist.: It is an expensive injection and it is probably best if you can ask your local pharmacist to get some pricing for you...It should be covered by your insurrance, though.
Good luck. ...Read more

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When is the latest I can get rhogam shot? I received one when I miscarried does that protect this baby too?

No it doesn't: Rhogam should be given to Rh negative ladies within 72 hours of any obstetric complication or fetomaternal hemorrhage risk, e.g. abortion, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, CVS, amniocentesis. Prophylactic at 28 weeks pregnancy, and within 72 hours of delivery. One shot doesn't provide long lasting immunity, this is kind of passive not active immunization, as there is no microbe to immunize against ...Read more

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Im o- and had my last rhogam shoot in february, we have lost two babys in six months. what should i do when i get pregnant agian?

When you're ready: First of all, I'm sorry for your loss. The RhoGAM shot has nothing to do with when you should try again. You need to give your body some time to heal. I usually recommend that you have at least two normal periods before you try again. You need to talk to your Gyn about being evaluated for recurrent miscarriages. ...Read more

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Had a Rhogam in injection in January. In March (9 weeks later) I had INDIRECT ANTIGLOBULIN TEST and tested positive. Is this because of the rhogam?

Likely: The half life of immunogloblin G is about 4 weeks, therefore you are likely to have residual antibody from the Rhogam injection at 7 weeks after the injection. Your doctor may wish to retest in about 6 months. ...Read more

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Husband's O- & I'm A-. Since neither of us is RhD & Rhogam seems to be Anti-D (not RhC & RhE?), could Rhogam even benefit us? Anything to worry about?

Still recimmended: If you are both Rh negative, you shouldn't theoretically need it. It is still recommended on the outside chance a lab error has your husbands type wrong. There is no risk if getting the shot ...Read more

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