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

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

Dr. John Chiu
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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

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If a rhogam shot only stays in your system 12 weeks how does it help future pregnancies?

Rhogam: When a mother with rh- blood has a baby with rh+ blood, the immune system of the mother will make antibodies against the baby red cell at delivery and will stay in the mother's blood and if another baby of rh+ is conceived this baby will be attacked in utero, Rhogam prevent the mother from making antibody angainst the bady, s blood thus prevent attack to the next rh+ baby. ...Read more

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Do I need to get the rhogam shot earlier for 2nd pregnancy? I am rh- and my husband is rh+

Do I need to get the rhogam shot earlier for 2nd pregnancy? I am rh- and my husband is rh+

Yes: So u do not get sensitized as this could be very bad for an unborn fetus and it will make it very hard in the future for u to be typed if u need blood. ...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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I had to have a pregnancy terminated. I'm Rh neg but I didn't get my rhogam shot until 81 hours after. Could it still work? When can I find out?

It still could work: Rhogam can work up to 96 hours, so you have a good chance of being protected. You need an antibody screen drawn in about 6-8 weeks to be sure. Good luck! Dr. S ...Read more

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What happens if the mother has rh+ blood and her newborn has rh- blood, is she exempt from the rhogam shot?

Yes: Rh+ mothers will never be given a Rhogam shot on purpose. It is specific treatment for Rh negative mothers who might at some point carry a Rh+ baby. ...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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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 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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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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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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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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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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After having a baby and I'm b neg blood type and I didn't get a rhogam shot can I still get pregnant or what will happen?

After having a baby and I'm b neg blood type and I didn't get a rhogam shot can I still get pregnant or what will happen?

Depends: If the first baby was rh negative you did not need rhogram and there will be no problem with a future pregnancy. If the baby was positive you could form antibodies to a future baby which can destroy that babies red blood cells and harm or kill a future baby. Check with your OB and see. Most likely you did not get Rhogam because the first baby was rh negative. ...Read more

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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?!

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

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I had an abortion and never got the rhogam shot, I am 2 mo preg now & having slight bleeding, if I have this baby is my life at potential risk?

Rhogam post AB: If your blood type is "Rh negative", and you did not receive a "Rhogam shot" after a pregnancy, you may be sensitized to a fetus which is "Rh positive", and this could put your current pregnancy in jeopardy. Without knowing the Rh type of the earlier pregnancy, your present fetus may not be at risk. This will not affect your personal health in either case. ...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 should've 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 should've 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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If I suffered a miscarriage without a rhogam shot, what happens if I get pregnant again?

If I suffered a miscarriage without a rhogam shot, what happens if I get pregnant again?

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

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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?

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

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