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Got rhogam injection today. Is it normal for the injection area to hurt? And how long for?

Got  rhogam injection today. Is it normal for the injection area to hurt?  And how long for?

Yes: Any injection site can be sore temporarily. If it persists for more than 24 hours or develops a bruise, get checked. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Bates jr.
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Rho Immune Globulin (Definition)

RHO immune globulin is an antibody based agent which is a kind of ...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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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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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?

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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Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) injection during pregnancy, what is this?

Antibodies: If some of baby's blood enters the mother's blood stream and the infant is Rh + from the father and the mother is Rh -, then mother will make antibodies against babies blood that cross the placenta and destroy infant's blood causing anemia before birth and jaundice after birth. RhoGam is an antibody the destroys baby's blood in mom's circulation before she can recognize it. It works! ...Read more

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What is rhogam?

What is rhogam?

Blood product: It is a blood product which has rh antibodies. It is given to rh neg person if they are exposed to rh antigen to neutralize it. ...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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Rh- I am almost 29w and haven't gotten rhogam yet I am waiting on my insurance to approve it. Will my baby be ok if I have to get it a little later?

Yes: Rhogam is given to prevent problems in your subsequent pregnancies. Getting it (or not getting it) in this pregnancy will have no effect on this pregnancy. It should be given in every pregnancy around 28 weeks but if you are a few weeks late, the odds of there being a problem in a subsequent pregnancy are quite low. Best wishes! ...Read more