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Risk of negative blood group for second child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   My Blood group is 0+ and wife blood group is B-, recenetely she gave birth to a female child who is o-
Doctor :   ok
User :   Dr. i want to ask how much risk is now involved in second child
Doctor :   when did the childbirth happen?
User :   1 month back
Doctor :   since this child was with Rh negative blood group
Doctor :   there was no problem.
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the second child conceived is Rh positive
User :   what about second child ,he or she should be - blood group
Doctor :   then after delivery within 72 hours mother should recieve Anti-D
User :   oic
Doctor :   to prevent further problems
User :   once the child is born healthy is there any other risk for child in near future
Doctor :   since you are of Rh positive group, the chances of baby to be Rh positive
Doctor :   for the child there is no risk
Doctor :   if mother is not given Anti-D, then the third child might hav eproblems
Doctor :   during pregnancy, it can get aborted or be stil born
User :   ok .last question is if wife goes for some kind of abortion,do we need to give her Anti D
Doctor :   since there will be reaction between mothers blood and teh Rh positive third child
Doctor :   yes, she will need Anti-D even if she goes in for abortion
Doctor :   in any case whenever there is chances of external Rh positive blood mixing with hers, she will need Anti-D
User :   ok thnx Doc
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   are you there?
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