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Rhogam Shot After Miscarriage
No rhogam shot after miscarriage in 2006. Just had a miscarriage at 13 weeks in nov. 2012. O neg. Bloodtype. Could this be related to not receiving shot?
Unlikely: This is an unlikely cause. However, there are blood tests the doc can run on you to see if you have been sensitized in any way to the rh factor due to that earlier event. It is a test that is often performed early in pregnancy, so it may have been part of your 2nd pregnancy workup but never discussed (if it was negative). ...Read more
I am Rh-, 9 months ago I got Rhogam shot after I miscarried in the 8th week. Now I am 4 weeks pregnant. When do I need the Rhogam shot again?
13 wk or later: Rhogam is usually given at or beyond 13 weeks of gestation, and usually before the end of the second trimester, about 26 weeks ...Read more
I recieved rhogam shot after a miscarriage at 5 wks last tues because I am o-. Not ready to try and conceive. How soon can start birth control pills?
Yes: You need another shot as you may have been exposed to significant blood from your baby and if that baby was rh+ you have a risk of developing rh antibodies. ...Read more
Miscarriage at 4 weeks do I need a rhogam shot, I had one shot june1, had a misscarriage at 9 weeks, do I need one now again?
See below: Most people will receive a Rhogam injection at the time of the miscarriage. ...Read more
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
Will getting the rhogam shot help with the next pregnancy if I've previously had two miscarriages?
Rhogam: If you are Rh Negative, then rhogam is indicated by 2nd trimester to decrease the risk of inducing red blood cells break down (hemolysis) in the fetus. Close follow up with maternal fetal medicine (high risk pregnancy) specialist will be needed. ...Read more
Miscarriage in Jan. Now 6 months. Got the rhogam shot when I miscarried. Dr. said I will get 1 at 28w, birth. Is that fine or should've had 1 earlier?
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
Rhogam: If you are rh positive there is no problem and Rhogam is not indicated. If you are rh negative there is a potential chance that you will get sensitized depending on whether you get transfused a certain amount of blood from a rh positive miscarriage. ...Read more
I am rh- and after my miscarriage I did not recieve the rhogam shot, will I ever be able to carry a baby to term?
Get tested: Only a small percentage of rh negative women will develop antibodies to the rh protein after a miscarriage. Ask your doctor or midwife to test you with an antibody screen to see if you have any antibodies. Even if you did develop antibodies the chances would be very good that your next pregnancy would be relatively normal. ...Read more
I'm rh-. Had miscarriage on Sat. Lots of bleeding. Took preg test it was negative. I took rhogam shot Monday. Not sure if past 72 hr mark. Too late?
Unclear: It is not clear what is going here. If you took a pregnancy test right after a miscarriage then the test would still be positive to some degree. The doctor treating your miscarriage can clarify what happened and clear up the timing of the Rhogam shot. ...Read more
Rh- I Had a Miscarriage I got the rhogam shot then now I am 28w I haven't received it yet for this pregnancy Is it safe to get it after 28w? Scared
Strict time line: There is a strict time line for the administration of rhogam. If it is not given at 28 weeks, the potential beneficial effect may be diminished or there may be no benefit at all. ...Read more
I had a miscarriage and received a RhogAm shot because I am rh negative. 12 days later I had a positive ANA (1:160). Could RhogAm cause a false +?
I had miscarriage a year ago and never received a rhogam shot. I have A- blood and hubby is A+. Will I be able to conceive again or do I need the shot?
OK to conceive again: If you were to have any problems after the miscarriage it would have already happened. When you get pregnant it will be necessary to receive the injection during the pregnancy and or after delivery to protect you from a blood reaction. You will be fine. The Rhogam is to protect you from the babies blood should you be exposed during delivery. Good luck with your new family. ...Read more
Rhogam shot for miscarriage. Will this protect my future babies from harm until 28 weeks of pregnancy?
Should do: Good that you took it after miscarriage, within the timeframe, once pregnant again, please have good prenatal care from day one, good luck ...Read more
Had miscarriage at 6w3d. On 4/2/13. Have a neg. Blood. Er/urgent care docs did not give rhogam shot. Is it needed? Not sure of hubby's Rh factor.
You need it soon: 85% of people have rh+ blood, so playing the laws of averages, there is a very strong likelihood that the father was rh+. There is always the chance that the baby would have been rh- and Rhogam wouldn't be necessary, but why take the chance. It's to prevent a problem with future pregnancies. ...Read more
I have pcos, and I think I might be pregnant, if I am. Should I get another rhogam shot since I'm ab-. I had a miscarriage @ 6wks last year?
First take test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. This is the first step. Since you are rh negative you will need a Rhogam shot if you have bleeding and when you are 28 weeks pregnant. You do not need to do one simply because you in early pregnancy. Our office is near you and we would love to help you out if you need. ...Read more
I had a miscarriage & D&C many years ago. I am now 6 wks pregnant, RH- & worried about being sensitized. Is a RhoGAM shot after a D&C standard practice? Would they have tested my blood type? I can't remember the ob's name so am unable to find out.
1- IF you are RH+ you do not have to worry
2- IF you are RH - you should have received RhoGam, that is standard. ...Read more
8weeks preg, Rh negative, red bleeding and cramp, could it be miscarriage, do I need anti d rhogam shot as b4 12 weeks?
I am o negative and had a miscarriage, but never went to the doctor or told anyone other than my husband. Now that I understand what it means to be Rh negative I am worried because I am 26 weeks pregnant. My doctor plans to give me the rhogam shot at 28 w
Please inform OB: You need to be up front with your OB in this matter so appropriate surveillance testing can be done during pregnancy. There is a possibility you were not sensitized during the first pregnancy but I wouldn't count on it. If testing shows the baby starting to have problems they can proceed with treatment. ...Read more
My sister in law has polycystic ovarian syndrome and type o negative. She had her first miscarriage during the 24th week of her first pregnancy. She didn't recieve rhogam shot then got pregnant for the 2nd time and now she has a miscarriage again 4hrs. Ago. I
Get rhogam: No question is asked. I will assume the question is whether to have Rhogam now. The answer is yes. ...Read more
I don't think I got my rhogam shot after last delivery of 3rd child (did w previous 2 births). Now pregnant again. Will I miscarry baby?!
Unlikely: If you miscarry, it is likely not related to the Rh problem. Usually the first pregnancy after a missed Rhogam results in fairly mildly hemolytic disease, but subsequent pregnancies have increased likelihood of hydrops. Be sure your OB is aware of your situation, and your baby will be monitored carefully. Your baby may need phototherapy or exchange transfusion after birth. ...Read more
Rh neg. Had miscarriage got the rhogam. Pregnant now What will happen if I don't get the shot until after delivery as long as I have no bleeding?
Not good: It is the standard of care to administer Rhogam at 28 weeks gestation. Unless you bleed, you will probably not be exposed to the baby's blood until you give birth. However, large amounts of the baby's blood often leak into the mother during delivery. If the baby is Rh +, that results in the formation of antibodies in the mother. This is dangerous for subsequent Rh + pregnancies. ...Read more
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