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Old 08-19-2008, 08:30 AM   #1
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Rhogam shot

I am rh- and have had three miscarrages in the past year. The first was in Dec 2007. After the first two I requested the rhogam shot and it wasn't given to me. Could this be the reason I keep miscarraging?

 
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:24 PM   #2
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Re: Rhogam shot

I am pregnant and I am also RH-. My understanding is that you must have the Rhogam shot after any time there is any bleeding, which I think would include a miscarriage. At about 13 weeks, I started bleeding, they called it a threatened miscarriage, and I was given a shot then. Thankfully, all turned out OK. I am not sure why your doctors would not give this to you if you are RH-....that is strange.

 
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:08 PM   #3
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Re: Rhogam shot

You might want to get a blood test for the presence of Rh antibodies in your bloodstream.

 
Old 08-20-2008, 06:49 AM   #4
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Re: Rhogam shot

Thanks, I am really afraid. All the dr. I have talked to say that it could not be caused by not taking the shot but the reading I've done says differently.

 
Old 08-20-2008, 07:44 PM   #5
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Re: Rhogam shot

Hey. I just wanted to say that I am going through my 2nd miscarriage and I am also RH-. My first miscarriage was in March 07 and I called the office to ask if I needed Rhogam and the nurse said no it was not necessary. My HCG levels dropped from 115 to 5 in 6 days and I was on the 38th day of my cycle. This time my HCG levels went from 86 then 40 then 77 then 78. The doctor on call told me I needed to get to the office right away for a Rhogam shot. I asked why since I was on the 38th day of my cycle again when I miscarried and he told me that if I didn't get the shot that it could cause antibodies that could affect my next pregnancy. When I saw my doctor today I asked her about it and she said they usually give it when you are around 7 weeks but I have heard from other doctors and on my Rhogam card I was given that you need it anytime the fetal blood could reach your blood. So if I experience this again, wish I pray none of us do.... I know next time to get the shot as soon as I see blood.

 
Old 08-22-2008, 02:38 PM   #6
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Re: Rhogam shot

I am so sorry and I know the feeling. I have done alot of research on the rhogam shot and rh- factor since Monday and am now going to start seeing another ob-gyn. I will have to go throught testing to prove that I have built up antibodies. My current ob-gyn won't even see me anymore, which to me is stateing that he knows he was wrong. I have a long road ahead of me and I just hope that it includes a healthy pregnancy. I wish the same for all that has lost a baby.

 
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