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Anti Rh D Immunoglobulin Health Feed

My blood group is A+ve and my wife is A-ve we have a son born on 01-08-2011 after the birth she got rhogam injection now she is again pregnant my question is that whether she needs a fresh injection or not as the gynecologist told that she will be protectected upto 5 years. You are requested to advise me in this situation. Thanking you in anticipation.

Dr. Upasna Setia 95% (1235 ratings)
MBBS, DGO - Preventive & Social Medicine
Gynaecologist, Sri Ganganagar
My blood group is A+ve and my wife is A-ve we have a son born on 01-08-2011 after the birth she got rhogam injection ...
When baby will deliver, you will have check his/ her blood group. If negative then injection is not required but if blood group is positive then you have to give her injection.
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I am 25 years my brother is suffering itp (immuno thrombocytopenia) can you give any suggestion or treatment details please.

Dr. Vandana 92% (413 ratings)
MD - Pathology
General Physician, Amritsar
I can give you a general line of treatment. Choice of treatment is individualised. Steroids are first line of treatment. Given when platelet count falls. As count improves steroids are gradually reduced and then stopped. Long term steroids are avoided because of side effects. Patient goes into remission for a variable period of time. Next is use of immunosuppressants. In refractory patients with dangerously low platelet count intravenous immunoglobulins help. Splenectomy may be done in resistant cases. What treatment is indicated in your case is decided by your treating physician.
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My wife is pregnant of 3 months. Her blood group is o-ve & mine is o+ve. At what time ICT test should be done.

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
My wife is pregnant of 3 months. Her blood group is o-ve & mine is o+ve. At what time ICT test should be done.
Should be done now then every month till 28weeks of pregnancy. At 28 weeks, she should take inj rhoclone, there after no need for ict.
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Good afternoon doc my wife blood group is negative each time she is pregnant we always loose the baby at birth we have loose up to 4 babies now. Currently she is 26 weeks pregnant. please what we do so as not to loose this baby.

Dr. Unnikrishnan 87% (69 ratings)
BHMS, MPH(Public Health), CNCC
Homeopath, Pathanamthitta
Good afternoon doc my wife blood group is negative each time she is pregnant we always loose the baby at birth we hav...
The Rh factor, also called the Rhesus factor, is a protein found on the surface of red blood cells. People with Rh-positive blood, about 85 percent of the U.S. Population, have this protein; those with Rh-negative blood do not. If both you and your partner both have Rh-negative blood, there's no need to worry because you'll have an Rh-negative baby. But if you are Rh negative and your partner is Rh positive, your baby could be either positive or negative. A potentially dangerous condition, called Rh Disease, can result when the mother is Rh negative and the baby is Rh positive. Similar to an autoimmune condition, Rh disease occurs when the Rh-negative mother's body detects Rh factor in the baby's blood and develops antibodies to protect itself. (The body sees the Rh factor as an infection.) The antibodies cross the placenta to fight the Rh-positive cells in the baby's body. As the antibodies destroy the red blood cells, the baby becomes anemic, which can lead to complications like jaundice, heart failure, organ enlargement and possibly death. The risk of Rh disease during a first pregnancy is low, but it becomes a problem during future pregnancies with other Rh-positive babies. That's because the risk of an attack increases any time your blood mixes with your baby's blood. This can happen during an amniocentesisor a C-section, but also during delivery as the baby exits the body and the placenta is delivered. New research reviewed by Paula Grantham, RN, BSN, and published by the University of Rochester Medical Center suggests that a Rh-negative woman may not always have trouble during her first pregnancy, but she can build a sensitization for subsequent pregnancies. This means that while you may actually carry and deliver a Rhesus-positive baby full term without your body attacking it, your system might become "triggered" so that future pregnancies will likely require treatment in order to prevent your body from attacking the baby. However, treating a woman with Rh immunoglobulin, or RhoGAM, during her first pregnancy can prevent her body from developing antibodies that could affect her future pregnancies. Because doctors generally don't test the blood type of the baby before birth, Rh-negative moms will require treatment regardless of whether the child is positive or negative. Treatment involves an injection of RhoGAM, which prevents your blood from developing antibodies, around week 27 of your first pregnancy and another injection after the baby is delivered. Some doctors will administer the post-delivery RhoGAM injection only if the baby tests Rh positive, and other doctors give the injection even if the baby tests negative.
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Dear Sir, My sister had a scratch from a stray dog on 25.03.2017 where a red spot is visible on the thigh. She has now been administered anti rabies vaccine on 26.03.2014 i.e. After completion of 24 hours. Still how many are required? Also is it compulsory to have immunoglobulin along with a rabies vaccine?

Dr. Girish Dani 88% (3713 ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Dear Sir,
My sister had a scratch from a stray dog on 25.03.2017 where a red spot is visible on the thigh. She has no...
A person who is exposed and has never been vaccinated against rabies should get 4 doses of rabies vaccine - one dose right away, and additional doses on the 3rd, 7th, and 14th days. They should also get another shot called Rabies Immune Globulin at the same time as the first dose
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Hello. Dr. Does RH negative blood group cause miscarriage or any other type of problem in pregnant lady?

Dr. Neelam Nath 92% (7918 ratings)
Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hello. Dr. Does RH  negative blood group cause miscarriage or any other type of problem in pregnant lady?
If anti d injection was not given within 48 hours of previous delivery or miscarriage, future pregnancies do carry a risk of miscarriage. If woman gets pregnant, she should be monitored through indirect coombs test. If husband is rh negative there's no risk of a miscarriage.
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Dr. I am 26 year old I have a 3 years old baby. My blood is rh- after 1st delivery I have taken anti d injection. Now I have 2mnth miscarriage Dr. said that anti d injection should have taken within 72 hrs of miscarriage. But I had no idea about the before. Can any problem occur if I take injection after 72 hr.

Dr. Sujatha Rajnikanth 89% (324 ratings)
MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), (MRCOG)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Dr. I am 26 year old I have a 3 years old baby. My blood is rh- after 1st delivery I have taken anti d injection. Now...
If it was complete miscarriage, with no D and C done, and less than 12 weeks pregnancy, then do not worry. You do not need Anti D If more then 12 weeks, then its ok if its more then 72 hours, you can take Anti D.
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Immuno Shots - How They Can Help You?

Dr. Shweta Saraf Gargiya 91% (257 ratings)
DNB (Respiratory disease), Fellowship Bronchoscopy, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Ahmedabad
Immuno Shots - How They Can Help You?

Immuno Shots or allergy shots, in other words, are known as allergen immunotherapy. As the name suggests, it provides a complete relief from severe allergies for longer durations. Severe allergy symptoms can play havoc with life and can curtail your daily activities. You can opt for immuno shots when none of the other treatment plans are working out. Allergies can be due to many reasons, such as dust mites, pollen, feathers, insect bites, pets and pollution.

How can immuno shots benefit you?

  • Immuno shots can easily reduce the signs of different allergens

  • Helps build immunity naturally in your body

  • Reduces your long-term usage of allergy medication

  • Cost effective in the long-term

  • Has reduced side effects as compared to other medications

Immuno shots can easily control allergies triggered by

  • Seasonal allergens

  • Indoor allergens

  • Insect stings

Who can go for immuno shots?

  • Immuno shots can easily benefit people suffering from asthma, allergic rhinitis, and eye allergies

  • They also work effectively on allergies caused by dust mites, pollens, pet dander and bee stings, etc.

  • Immuno shots are not recommended for children less than 5 years of age, pregnant women, people suffering from cardiovascular diseases

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hi , I am 36 5 weeks pregnant with my first baby having RH -ve and my husband RH ve . Gyne have given me anti D dose during 32nd week. Now Gyne is saying that I should not wait for delivery till 40th week. She wants me to deliver in 38th (/-) week by inducing. Please suggest whether I should go with her advice or wait for natural labor. Please help with your valuable advice. Thanks in advance.

Dr. Anju Ahuja 94% (603 ratings)
DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi , I am 36 5 weeks pregnant with my first baby having RH -ve and my husband RH ve . Gyne have given me anti D dose ...
Hello lybrate-user, it's very difficult to advise you just like that. If your gynaecologist has advised you for induction of labour she must have taken many factors into consideration. Every patient is different and we have to decide the management individually. Please have trust in your gynaecologist and relax. Your treating gynaecologist is the best judge for you. All the best.
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