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Can receiving the rhogam shot 4 weeks ago today cause a positive antibody screen??

Can receiving the rhogam shot 4 weeks ago today cause a positive antibody screen??

Rhogam shots: "Rhogam" is immune globulin given to Rh negative women after a pregnancy. The Rhogam shot is in fact Rh positive antibodies, and if the "antibody screen" is done soon after a Rhogam , a "positive antibody screen" will result. This does not mean the individual is in fact "Rh positive", and is only the result of the Rhogam shot. ...Read more

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An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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Is there a link bw rh- blood types and autoimmune? Had rh+ baby, needed rhogam, can this cause antibodies in my blood and developing autoimmune sympt?

Is there a link bw rh- blood types and autoimmune? Had rh+ baby, needed rhogam, can this cause antibodies in my blood and developing autoimmune sympt?

No: Every day, you make antibodies against foreign proteins. Rhogam and rh exposure won't trigger you to make antibodies against your own proteins. If this were the case, the nih research piranhas would have noticed long ago. ...Read more

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I receive the rhogam shot after my d and c. Before my surgery they took my blood. Do they normally test for antibodies before giving the shot?

I receive the rhogam shot after my d and c.  Before my surgery they took my blood.  Do they normally test for antibodies before giving the shot?

Rhogam: They may have tested you, but it really wouldn't even matter if you were negative before the procedure. The idea of Rhogam is to keep your immune system from developing antibodies at times when fetal/baby blood and maternal blood is likely to mix, such as during birth, or in your case, your d;c. It's more preventative, so you would get it even if you were antibody negative prior to the procedure. ...Read more

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I don't remember getting a rhogam shot after my son was born (he's a+, and i'm b-). I'm now pregnant again and worried that my antibodies may harm my unborn baby?

I don't remember getting a rhogam shot after my son was born (he's a+, and i'm b-). I'm now pregnant again and worried that my antibodies may harm my unborn baby?

Ask OB or get record: The administration of Rhogam would be recorded within the ob's office record or the hospital record at the delivering hospital. Contact either & ask specifically for a review of that activity. Hospital records would have it on a medication administration form, a dr would have it listed during the visits involved.You can be tested for this kind of antibody formation. ...Read more

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When do antibodies from a mother not receiving a rhogam injection in an Rh negative baby cause serious problems for a subsequent pregnancy?

When do antibodies from a mother not receiving a rhogam injection in an Rh negative baby cause serious problems for a subsequent pregnancy?

Rhogam refused: Failing to administer, or failing to accept Rhogam when needed is asking for very serious trouble. If an rh negative woman delivers and rh positive baby and does not get immunized, any future pregnancy with an rh positive baby is likely to be affected -- severe jaundice & brain damage at birth, or baby bloating and dying in the womb. Used to be very common and should never occur. ...Read more

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My daughter is Rh neg, first pregnancy resulted in miscarriage. No rhogam given after. Now 13 weeks pregnant and antibodies discovered. Very worried.?

My daughter is Rh neg, first pregnancy resulted in miscarriage. No rhogam given after. Now 13 weeks pregnant and antibodies discovered.  Very worried.?

Needs monitoring: The presence of antibodies may or may not impact the current pregnancy. As long as the OB is aware of them & monitors their levels, a plan for appropriate care can be made.This is not as common as it was before Rhogam but still show up with some frequency.Sounds like time for a conversation with the ob. ...Read more

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Can i take a mucolytic agent while taking antibiotics for bronchitis?

Can i take a mucolytic agent while taking antibiotics for bronchitis?

It depends. : Mucolytic agents are common medications for bronchitis. They work by breaking up mucus in the airway, to try making it easier to breathe. The answer to your question whether they are safe with antibiotics is that generally, yes they are safe, but side effects exist. It is important to discuss this treatment approach with your doctor to make sure it is the best option for treating your symptoms. ...Read more

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Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

Glaucoma: Isn't just increased intra ocular pressure, it is also affection of optic nerve leading to visual field loss, unfortunately it goes unnoticed till visual field is significantly compromised. Age doesn't preclude glaucoma given the history of trauma, kindly keep the follow up with the ophthalmologist, keep taking your eye drops as prescribed and check visual field regularly, together with OP ...Read more

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What can I do for the pain while I'm waiting for my antibiotics to work? I've tried salt water, cold compress, and numbing agents...

What can I do for the pain while I'm waiting for my antibiotics to work? I've tried salt water, cold compress,  and numbing agents...

Pain Relief: Hello Larry286, unfortunately not certain what type of pain you are experiencing. If it's due to a sore throat, typically anti-inflammatories such as Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) help relieve some of this pain. Should be taken with meals if possible. ...Read more

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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

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