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Doctor insights on: Successful Rhogam Abo Incompatibility

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How successful is rhogam for ABO incompatibility?

How successful is rhogam for ABO incompatibility?

Not used for it: The ABO and rhesis blood grouping systems are separate issues altogether. Rhogam is used to prevent an rh- mother from becoming sensitized to a rh+ baby & developing antibodies that would destroy some of the babies blood for that or future pregnancies. The Rhogam has no effect on potential ABO issues. ...Read more

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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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Mom is type o+ and dad is ab+: is this ABO incompatibility and is there a need for rogam coz she had a miscarriage for her first and 2nd preg..Wat would be the probable cause?

Mom is type o+ and dad is ab+: is this ABO incompatibility and is there a need for rogam coz she had a miscarriage for her first and 2nd preg..Wat would be the probable cause?

Miscarriage &Rhogam: Rhogam is used only in rh negative mothers. This mother is +. A baby she carried would be a or b, and she could have high anti-a and/or anti-b antibody levels. If she did, that would be ABO incompatibility. It's not usually so severe. http://www.pregnancy.com.au/resources/topics-of-interest/postnatal/abo-incompatibility-in-newborns.shtml after 2 losses, she needs a high risk pregnancy specialist. ...Read more

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Is ABO incompatibility genetic?

Is ABO incompatibility genetic?

Yes: Your blood group is based on presence of specific antigen on your red cells, if you have "a" antigen, you are "a" blood group, if "b" antigen then "b" blood group and if you neither have "a" nor "b" antigen, then you are "o" blood group. Both "a" and "b" antigen are based on genetic make up. However, the ABO incompatibility that can lead to jaundice only happens when mother is "o" blood group. ...Read more

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Does the mom suffer any effects of ABO incompatibility?

Does the mom suffer any effects of ABO incompatibility?

No: The maternal antibodies that cross the placenta react with the fetus' blood, causing hemolysis (blood breakdown) in utero or soon after birth. The baby does not have a mature immune system, so cannot mount a clinically significant response that would affect the mother. Mothers of course suffer emotionally along with their babies, but there is no medical suffering for the mother. ...Read more

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How can you treat ABO incompatibility if you want to do a home birth?

How can you treat ABO incompatibility if you want to do a home birth?

Home Hospital?: Under usual circumstances, we won't know until after your baby is born if ABO incompatibility, and its ensuing issues, will occur. When a risk is suspected or issue arises, your baby is checked closely (labs, physical exams), especially during 1st 24 hours of life. Treatment, if needed, initially includes close monitoring of feeds & phototherapy. So, this would be difficult to do at home. ...Read more

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Is it the mom or dad's fault when it comes to ABO incompatibility?

Is it the mom or dad's fault when it comes to ABO incompatibility?

Nature's: Only if mom is o type blood you get ABO incompatibility, at the same time dad's blood type has to be a, b or ab. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for ABO incompatibility?

Are there any natural remedies for ABO incompatibility?

No: Abo incompatibility means that two individuals have blood types that are not compatible, and that one's blood has antibodies that can react with the other's blood, leading to destruction of blood cells. There is no remedy, natural or synthetic, to this condition. However, one's antibodies can be temporarily blocked from attacking the another's by giving large doses of gammaglobulin. ...Read more

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What is ABO incompatibility?

What is ABO incompatibility?

Exposure to differen: Blood types. Typically refers to a baby having different blood type than mom. Therefore, there is prolonged breakdown of red blood cells, causing jaundice. This can occur in transfusions, where the wrong blood type is given. This is uncommon. ...Read more

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Mother has type a+ blood, baby had type o+ blood... Blood mixed during birth. Can this result in ABO incompatibility? Baby didn't have any jaundice.

Mother has type a+ blood, baby had type o+ blood... Blood mixed during birth. Can this result in ABO incompatibility? Baby didn't have any jaundice.

Unlikely: They are both positive. The. Positive represents a protein on the blood cell, thus the mother will not have an allergic reaction to that part, the rh factor protein part. There is a chance for allergies to other parts of the cell making something anti, just not anti -rh. Usually doesn't and not a big deal generally. It is mostly in moms with an rh neg cell that gets infused with rh pos blood. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine transfusion reactions, ABO compatibility, Rh incompatibility?

How do doctors determine transfusion reactions, ABO compatibility, Rh incompatibility?

Huge subject: Whole textbooks deal with this subject. It's so large I wouldn't even be able to refer you to a reliable website. You may want to start with the AABB American Association of Blood Banks. Blood for transfusion should only be given when it is truly, really required -- and when it does, it's a huge life-saver. ...Read more

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What are the long-term health effects of blood group incompatibility (rh or ABO problems) post transfusion?

What are the long-term health effects of blood group incompatibility (rh or ABO problems) post transfusion?

Only Rh: If there is no immediate adverse reaction to ABO incompatible transfusion, there are no long term effects. For Rh mismatch, it could result in developing antibody to Rh that would cause transfusion reactions in the future if given Rh positive blood to a Rh negative person if s/he received Rh positive blood. It could also put the Rh positive fetus of the Rh negative woman at risk. ...Read more

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How much rhogam is given after delivery?

Depends: In most hospitals they will test the mom's and baby's blood to determine how much you need (if any). You only need Rhogam if you are rh negative and baby is rh positive. So if baby is negative, you don't need any. On the other hand, if there was a large amount of transfer of fetal cells to mom from baby, you may need more than one dose of rhogam. ...Read more

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Can you get two rhogams during pregnancy?

Can you get two rhogams during pregnancy?

Sure, if needed.: Several not uncommon scenarios would merit Rhogam administration at least twice in the same pregnancy: e.g. After amniocentesis and at 28 weeks/postpartum, after fall/trauma and at 28 weeks/postpartum. ...Read more

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Didnt get rhogam until 32 weeks will my baby be ok?

Didnt get rhogam until 32 weeks will my baby be ok?

Likely: Your doc can and likely does test to see if you are developing any antibodies that would affect the baby.Bring this up at a visit and they can provide you that information. While this is usually given earlier, this does not mean you (and baby) have not benefitted from the procedure. ...Read more

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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

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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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Can you get fatigue after receiving rhogam shots?

Sure.: Immunoglobulin administration is meant to modify your immune system's response to fetal antigens and can certainly cause some mild fatigue along the way. ...Read more