Rh Incompatibility

When the fetus's Rhesus (Rh) protein is different from the mother's Rh protein, it is called Rh incompatibility. Rh incompatibility symptoms seen in the baby include hemolytic disease (RBC are destroyed), increased bilirubin, yellowish discoloration of the skin and sclera (jaundice), lethargy, and decreased muscle tone.

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Mine and my wife's blood group is B. Will it cause any problem in our married life?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife's and mine blood groups are the same. Both of our blood group is B. Will there be any problem in our married life?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two major blood group systems. ABO - According to this system, the blood group can be A, B, O, or AB. Rh system - According to this system, the blood group can be Rh positive or negative. You have not mentioned the Rh grouping. You both have the same blo...  Read Full »

My fiance's blood group and mine are different. Will it create problems to our baby's health?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood group is AB+, and my fiance's blood group is AB-. Will different blood groups create problems in future, regarding baby's health or other issues?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You and your fiance can marry without any problem. Do not worry about that. The only thing that has to be done is to check the baby's blood group. As your blood group is Rh negative, so if the baby's blood group is Rh positive then it might lead to Rh incompatibility, ...  Read Full »

Is marrying a partner with same blood group harmful?

Query: Hello doctor,The blood group of the male is A positive and the blood group of the female is A with Rh positive. Can they get married? Will they face any problems in getting pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no harm in marrying a partner of the same blood group. Every individual has a unique own blood group and ABO and Rh systems are used most commonly. If you want to do preconception counseling then investigate with CBC (complete blood count) and if needed HPLC ...  Read Full »

Rh was given as 'weak D positive'. Does that affect mother or baby?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is pregnant for the first time and it is her 12th week. We did a blood grouping and urine culture testing last week. It is found that the blood group is 'O' but the Rh was given as 'weak D positive'. We did a second opinion testing in a different laboratory and the result was the s...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Weak D in itself is a specific category of blood group. Weak D expression primarily results from single point mutations in RhD which encode amino acid changes predicted to be intracellular or in the transmembrane regions of RhD. Molecular RhD blood group typing is ve...  Read Full »

Is it alright to marry someone with the same blood group as you?

Query: Hello doctor,I am planning to get married. But my partner and I have the same B-positive blood group. In this case, when we can plan a baby, is it harmful? I have heard that the same blood group cannot conceive a baby together. Please advise me regarding the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Every individual has a unique ABO and Rh blood group. It remains same throughout the life. You and your partner have the same blood group which will not lead to any problem in conception or harm to you or the baby. If your blood was negative, and the fetus had a positive...  Read Full »

Can a couple with different blood groups have problems conceiving?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 28 years old. I am planning to get married to a girl who is known to me. We have a very good understanding. But, we have different blood groups. Mine is B positive and she is AB negative. Since the blood group is a factor in having babies, do you think having a different blood grou...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: You are Rh positive and she is Rh negative, if the baby is Rh positive with any blood group, your girlfriend will require Rh immunization during any failed or complete pregnancy. The condition is called hemolytic disea...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use Rhogam shot? Does it cause any side effect?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is pregnant. She is O negative, and she has a Jka antigen. They want to give her a Rhogam shot this weekend. I know it is a blood product. Is it safe?  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rh incompatibility is a mismatch that occurs between the blood of the mother and the blood of the fetus. It happens when the mother is Rh-negative, and the fetus is Rh-positive. When Rh-negative blood is exposed to Rh-positive blood, the Rh-negative blood responds by prod...  Read Full »

My newborn has a bilirubin level of 9.1. Is it a cause for concern?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 48 hours old now. Her bilirubin level is 9.1 mg/dL. Is it a cause for concern? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will need more details to analyze the report. 1. What was the birth weight? 2. What is the blood group of the mother and baby? Usually, for a full-term baby with a birth weight of more than 3 kg, the mother's blood is not Rh negative or O Rh negative; it is cons...  Read Full »

Will our blood group combination create a problem at the time of conceiving?

Query: Hello doctor, I am going to marry next month. Actually, problem is, I have A +ve blood group and she has B -ve blood group. So, I want to know, will this blood group combination create a problem at a time of conceiving to the mother and the fetus in the future?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having a positive group and your wife is having a negative group. So, in the first pregnancy, it will not create any problem in the mother or child. But, sensitization to Rh antigen can occur and mother forms antibody against Rh D antigen. If she conceives fo...  Read Full »

What is the importance of rhesus during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, What is Rhesus? My wife is pregnant and started clinic today.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At first visit, the pregnant lady's blood group needs to be checked. There are many blood groups like A, B, O, AB and another thing which we need to know is rhesus positive or rhesus negative. So on the basis of rhesus, it is A+, A-, B+, B-, O+, O-, AB+, AB -. So, ever...  Read Full »

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