Rh blood protein

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3198629 tn?1367038423 "Rhesus (Rh) factor is an inherited trait that refers to a specific protein found on the surface of red blood cells. If your blood has the protein, you're Rh positive — the most common Rh factor. If your blood lacks the protein, you're Rh negative. Although Rh factor doesn't affect your health, it can affect pregnancy. Your pregnancy needs special care if you're Rh negative and your baby's father is Rh positive.
Avatar f tn If u are rh positive you do not need the rhogam shot. Being rh negative means only that your blood is missing a protein that most people have. If u are positive and daddy is neg then baby could be either pos or neg but even if baby is neg and your blood does cross then nothing with happen because there is just an absence of the protein.
Avatar n tn , the term "Rh" refers to a particular protein, the Rh factor, that sits on the surface of red blood cells (the surfaces of all cells are dotted with some protein or another). About 85 percent of the population carries the Rh-factor protein on their cells. That makes them Rh-positive. Some folks, such as you, don’t have the protein and are Rh-negative.     Does it make any difference in your daily life? Not in the slightest.
Avatar f tn In the unlikely event mixing occurs, the Mother’s Rh negative blood would encounter the Rh protein from her Rh positive child’s blood and develop antibodies against it. This process is called “sensitization”. No harm can come to the baby the first time mixing occurs.
Avatar f tn If you are RH positive you have the protein on the surface of your blood cells if you are RH negative you don't. Most people are RH positive.
Avatar f tn You mean Rh negative. This means your Blood doesn't contain the Rhythm protein. It has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with your Blood type.
Avatar f tn Everyone is either RH negative or RH positive it has nothing to do with pregnancy.
Avatar f tn It isn't a huge problem at all. If the baby's dad is rh positive then your body will want to reject the baby because it's seen as a foreign body. It will not reject your first baby but it will create antibodies so the next baby you have is at risk. They use to give you immunosuppressant shots during your second pregnancy to prevent miscarriage but I believe (you can ask your doctor for sure) now they give you one while delivering your first child and it will prevent it.
Avatar f tn I am now 25 weeks. With another girl. my first born girl has the exact same blood type that I do including the lack of rh protein coating her blood. I'm thinking this little girl will be the same.
476246 tn?1418870914 Blood groups are determined according to whether you have certain protein molecules on the surface of your blood cells. The rhesus (Rh) factor is one of these blood groups. If you have the Rh factor in your blood cells, you're considered Rh positive. If you don't, you're Rh negative. There's nothing inherently wrong with being either Rh positive or Rh negative. But problems can arise when an Rh-negative woman is pregnant with an Rh-positive baby.
10389360 tn?1410823968 The rhogam shot is for Rh- women. I am Rh- and have gotten this shot already (I'm 35 weeks). Maybe you were confused by the doctor's wording? Rh- does not refer to your actual blood type A, B, etc. But to a specific protein in your blood. I would definitely talk it over with your doctor as this is important information for you and baby.
Avatar f tn They will automatically give you the shot around 28 weeks since babies blood type is unknown. If they Abby has your blood type after delivery you won't need another shot. If baby has positive blood type they will give you the shot. Don't freak yourself out , I'm rh- as well and I'm pregnant with my third healthy babyboy.
2174396 tn?1337605170 i agree with sorenr... if your talking Rh factor they can test to see if you have antibldies towards it and there are shots like she said.... the Rh factor doesnt cause MCs in the first trimester either, its effects(if not treated) are towards the end of the second trimester towards the third.... as far as what i have been able to find reading up on it...
Avatar f tn Yes, you can have repeat miscarriages if you have Rh blood group incompatibility (you are Rh negative and your partner is Rh positive). When there is Rh incompatibility, an atypical antibody called Anti-D antibody usually develops in response to it and is the cause of miscarriage. If both you and baby's father have same blood Rh type (either positive or negative), then chances of any antibody formation is less.
Avatar n tn s response to invaders) against Rh-positive blood cells, even against those of her own baby. This is called Rh sensitization. These antibodies have the potential to cross the placenta and attack the fetus' red blood cells, which in turn can cause low blood count (anemia), congestive heart failure, and even fetal death. This is called hemolytic disease. Fortunately, Rh sensitization is preventable with a medicine called Rh immunoglobulin (RhIg, or Rhogam™.
1230912 tn?1273492770 ) So I guess my question is how many of you on the board have RH negative blood? Does being RH negative with MS have any cause/effect on the situation? Thank you all knowledgeable ones!
458509 tn?1208394402 I have A- blood with RH- factor. I just had a miscarriage at 7 weeks. Is this the reason why and will i be able to have a child in the future?
Avatar n tn Anti-c antibody (little c antibody) A protein made by the immune system that binds to a molecule called the c antigen found on the surface of red blood cells. The c antigen is part of the Rhesus blood group system which consists of several antigens (D , E , e , c, C, ). The antibody hastens removal of the c antigen (and the foreign blood cells) from the body. Anti-c antibody is capable of crossing the placenta and causing anemia in the fetus and hemolytic disease of the newborn.
971283 tn?1247767572 Hello, In March I started a project using a roto-tiller, the vibration and strain on my hands was intense, my fingers ached for days, I was also taking abour 64 grms. of whey protein a day (weight /workouts, lost 16 lbs), I didn't put the two together but The pain in my hands (fingers got worse and now I'm having trigger fingers, pain, and some blistering on the skin of my knuckles..I'm also having slight pain in my feet..
Avatar f tn The things that consistently show up as abnormal on my blood work are SED rate and c-reactive protein (both inflammation markers), vitamin D (always low), and some borderline abnormal thyroid stuff (slightly high TSH, low positive for thyroid antibodies). Do you have classic symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis? I know with RA the joints get really red and hot, and the joints start to erode, while Lyme arthritis tends to be less destructive.
Avatar f tn From what I understand (and I could be wrong) its not about being o negative or a negative or whatever, its about lacking the rH factor making you rH negative. If they had found that your blood was rH negative, they would have tested dad's blood too. If he is also negative. No issues. Negative is a recessive trait so if dad was positive, baby would be positive and the difference in you and baby is what would cause issues. Hope this helps a little.
Avatar f tn A+ is not bad blood -_- its one of the more common blood types! They only give you O type blood if they have to because its a neutral blood type and your body wont reject it.
Avatar f tn As far as I know it not the blood type but if your negative or postive. Negative means your rh-. You dont have a protein in your blood that postives do. The doctor told me the samething about a month ago and that wasn't good answer. So i researched it.rh- is not common and actually only 15% of the world have to deal with this. And the lady above is right and that's only if the baby's blood leaks into you and it's different from yours (rh+). If you get the shot your fine.
Avatar f tn I was wondering if any of you have the RH- blood type and have had successful or non successful pregnancies/ability to concieve? I'm 21 years old and am TTC. When I was 16 years old I had a miscarriage at about 6 weeks, then is when I found out that I am RH-. They did regular blood tests on me post mc for about a week or two then game me a shot in my hip. I am wondering if being rh- will affect my ability to have a child now that I am ready? My husband is RH+.
1383644 tn?1286935693 I know that because of the placenta that you can have a completely different blood type then your child and not have it be a problem. I think it is only if your blood test comes back as being RH negative that you need to get the shot. Best thing to do though would be to talk to your doctor though. I'm going to assume since she didn't say anything though that it isn't an issue.
Avatar f tn Baby will be fine! Nothing happens with blood types. If your RH- (have a negative blood type) you'll be getting RH- shots throughout pregnancy, so say your baby has a positive blood type, the shot will prevent your body from attacking the baby!
Avatar f tn why is it that if you are rh neg they say that if u get preg for the second time if more resky? i was preg twice and of corse rh with both the first ended in miscarriage but the second was fine. i t ook rogam with both. so if i was to get preg a third time then what?
Avatar f tn Ok, so I'm blood type A+ which means I have rh positive blood? And my baby should be fine? I read the only time there is a problem is when the baby is positive and the mother is negative. Does anyone know if I'm understanding everything correctly? Ps. My new doctor wants me to get retested, I guess it wasn't in my medical records. I just want to put my mind at ease, and not feel the need to rush/worry just yet.