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What happens if i don't get a rhogam shot after miscarriage?

What happens if i don't get a rhogam shot after miscarriage?

RhoGAM: If your blood type is negative, and don't receive the rhogam, you may reject the next fetus, if you become pregnant with a blood type positive baby ( if your partner is blood type positive). ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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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?

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

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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?

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?

Need a neg preg test: i'm sorry you miscarried. you may start birth control as soon as you have a negative pregnancy test. that may be as soon as 2 weeks after a miscarriage. ask your doctor for a blood test or a urine test. ...Read more

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I had a rhogam shot when i found out i was pregnant i miscarried, do I need another rhogam?

I had a rhogam shot when i found out i was pregnant i miscarried, do I need another rhogam?

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

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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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Will getting the rhogam shot help with the next pregnancy if I've previously had two miscarriages?

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

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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 shouldve had 1 earlier?

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 shouldve had 1 earlier?

That's fine: Your doctor is right, you would get one earlier if any other problem like bleeding or so, but otherwise with stable pregnancy that would be the routine, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...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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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more


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

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