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What is the definition or description of: amniocentesis fluid shows bilirubin?

What is the definition or description of: amniocentesis fluid shows bilirubin?

Red blood cells: Bilirubin is a breakdown pigment found in the amniotic fluid when red blood cells are present. These cells could be maternal or fetal. A maternal-fetal medicine specialist can help to figure things out, so ask your OB if a referral is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch (Definition)

Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch, also known as ABO incompatibility, occurs when a pregnant mother has a different blood type than the developing baby. Exposure to the baby’s blood type, either from that pregnancy or a previous sibling, causes the mothers body to develop antibodies to the blood type. The condition is dangerous as antibodies can cross the placenta and cause anemia (blood cell destruction), jaundice, or fetal ...Read more


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How long does pregnancy with Rh isoimmunization last?

How long does pregnancy with Rh isoimmunization last?

Depends: It is the fetus that is affected by rh isoimmunization. In a mild case pregnancy may last the normal period of 40 weeks. In very severe case the fetus may not be viable around 20 weeks of gestation or even sooner. ...Read more

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Just got home from doctor. She said I have Rh isoimmunization. Looked it up online and now more confused that ever. Can you explain what it means to have it?

Just got home from doctor. She said I have Rh isoimmunization. Looked it up online and now more confused that ever. Can you explain what it means to have it?

Pregnancy concerns: The rh factor is found on the red blood cells of 85% of people in america, they are rh positive. You would be rh negative, because you do not have the rh factor on your red blood cells and because of that you have developed an antibody against the rh factor. That antibody protects you but can cross the placenta when you are pregnant and can cause severe problems for your unborn baby. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Rh isoimmunization?

What are the tests for Rh isoimmunization?

Blood type & screen: The basic test is a blood type and screen in which your blood type is determined and any antibodies to blood cell antigens your body may have produces are detected. If your blood type is rh positive, then you should not worry about rh isoimmunization. A type and screen is a normal part of prenatal care, so if you are pregnant, please see your obstetrician. ...Read more

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If I develop Rh isoimmunization, how will it be treated?

If I develop Rh isoimmunization, how will it be treated?

Rh Incompatability: If maternal antibodies develop against rh-positive proteins, then these antibodies could affect a current or future fetus during pregnancy. This is called rh isoimmunization. Since rh incompatibility is almost completely preventable with the use of prophylactic immunization (immune globulin injection of rhogam), prevention remains the best treatment. ...Read more

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How can I prevent having a miscarriage as a result of amniocentesis or cvs?

Follow instructions: No matter what you do, there is always a risk of miscarriage following these procedures. Most doctors who perform them will tell you to limit your activity for 24-48 hours after the procedure. Make sure to follow all instructions you are given to minimize the risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get the results of an amniocentesis?

How long does it take to get the results of an amniocentesis?

Days: If you are waiting on chromosomal analysis, it should be final within 2 weeks, usually sooner. Other tests, such as for infection, are within hours. AFP levels are known the next day. ...Read more

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What should I expect as far as procedure and pain with my upcoming amniocentesis? How accurate are the results for lung function test?

What should I expect as far as procedure and pain with my upcoming amniocentesis? How accurate are the results for lung function test?

Not too bad: An ultrasound will ensure a healthy infant & find a good pocket of fluid. Your doc will inform you of the rare risks & obtain consent. Then after a prep, a long thin needle will be placed through the abdomen into the fluid which is removed with a syringe. This part is not too painful. Us ensures a safe procedure & the fluid is sent for tests. Lung maturity tests are accurate to ensure delivery. ...Read more

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My quad results showed I have a 1:454 of having a child with Down's Syndrome. Should I have an amniocentesis performed? I am currently living in China and my doctor recommended I get the amniocentesis but I am not sure I should since the risk for DS is so

Amnio has risks too.: Only you can make a decision regarding your pregnancy, but how will the results of the test alter your decision to carry pregnancy to term? Will it affect you ability to bond with your unborn baby? Overall lifetime risk of DS is 1:800 but slightly less in women under 30 and significantly higher after age 40,, so your risk is still low. www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/amniocentesis/basics/ ...Read more

Dr. Monica Popov
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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more