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Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by Ebookmathswaec: 3:54pm On Aug 27, 2017
Rhesus Factor is an antigen that exists on the surface of red blood cells in most people (about 85% of humans). It is also referred to as Rh Factor. People who have the Rh factor have “positive” (+) blood types, such as A+, O+ or B+ while those who do not have the Rh factor have “negative” (-) blood types, such as A–, O– or AB– . The “+” and “-” in front of the blood group is the Rhesus factor. Generally, we have A+, A–, B+, B–, AB+, AB–, O+ and O–. Rhesus factor is genetic in nature. It is inherited from the parents, emphatically the father.

How does Rhesus Factor cause miscarriage?

If a Rh– woman is impregnated by a man with Rh–, there wouldn’t be any problem. However, if a Rh– woman is impregnated by a man with Rh+, there would be a problem. We have here what is medically called Rhesus Factor Incompatibility. The baby would obviously be Rh+. During child birth, baby inherits their Rh+ from the father. Once the baby’s Rh+ comes in contact with the woman Rh- during delivery, the antibodies are immediately activated by the woman’s body’s immune system.

The activated antibodies would see the new Rh+ as foreign body or a threat and consequently they would be at alert to attack and get rid of the foreign body. Unfortunately as such, after this particular child birth, the woman would keep having miscarriages because the activated antibodies would see subsequent Rh+ pregnancies as foreign bodies and would keep fighting and taking them off.

Women with Rh activated antibodies are said to be Rh sensitized and once these antibodies are activated , they can never be deactivated until the woman dies. Rh induced antibodies are activated in a Rh- woman by child birth, abortion, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.

If a Rh– woman commits an abortion for a Rh+ man and the antibodies are activated in her system, the woman might end up childless throughout her life except if she later marries another man with with the same Rh–. The possibility of a Rh– woman finding a Rh– man is slim as about 85% of human beings are Rh+. This is a warning to our young girls who commits abortions all in the name of boyfriend-girlfriend relationships.

If you’re a woman with Rh– and your fiance is Rh+, and you haven’t committed abortion for him and you don’t want to leave him, then, you need to take note of the following:

In order to prevent the activation of the antibodies, doctors would give women in this category an injection called Rhogam during and after pregnancy to prevent spontaneous abortion due to Rhesus factor incompatibility. The injection is normally administered 28 weeks into pregnancy, 72 hours after delivery, after ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or abortion. If the injection is not administered and the antibodies are activated, they would never be deactivated again!

In many African cultures up till today, women who are so unfortunate to find themselves having serial spontaneous abortions due to Rhesus factor incompatibility are considered witches by some of their people. Some of the women would accuse their in-laws of being behind their predicament.

So, if you’re a woman with Rh– , you need to be very careful. It might be difficult for you to get a husband with a Rh– because about 85% of human beings are Rh+. So, in order not to find yourself in the aforementioned problem, put all that have been said at the back of your mind and go for genetic counselling. If you have a daughter or a sister with Rh–, counsel them on Rhesus Factor Incompatibility and the dangers lying therein.

It should also be noted that a Rh– person(man or woman) cannot receive blood donation from a Rh+ person even if they have the same blood group. The consequence of such blood transfusion is fatal. It would lead to death as the blood would clot. This is due to the incompatibility in their Rhesus factor.

Know your Rhesus factor today!
www.edmaths.com

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by Harwehroh1(f): 4:27pm On Aug 27, 2017
Nice one OP... Dis is really educative

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by dominique(f): 5:13pm On Aug 27, 2017
For better understanding

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by jashar(f): 5:22pm On Aug 27, 2017
It's true ooo... I learnt this in my Secondary school biology. smiley

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by sgtponzihater1(m): 5:22pm On Aug 27, 2017
Who u epp!, Nigerians doctors are d biggest problem in out health sector. Agreed by all quartets including Johesu.

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by Flexherbal(m): 5:22pm On Aug 27, 2017
We learn everyday !

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by WhiteSoup: 5:23pm On Aug 27, 2017
I does not even knows how to understand what these OP have post here sad

As far has I have concerned anything miscarriage is from the village people. undecided

Oyibo people and confusion!

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by Sleekydee(m): 5:23pm On Aug 27, 2017
ok
Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by baike: 5:25pm On Aug 27, 2017
biology students please come
there is question for you
from lala
Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by GeneralOjukwu: 5:25pm On Aug 27, 2017
grin grin grin grin...Wicked guy @ OP...

I knew this, but great for those unfamiliar with the subject. These are the kind of educative posts that should be making FP.

Ebookmathswaec:


If a Rh– woman commits an abortion for a Rh+ man and the antibodies are activated in her system, the woman might end up childless throughout her life except if she later marries another man with with the same Rh–. The possibility of a Rh– woman finding a Rh– man is slim as about 85% of human beings are Rh+. This is a warning to our young girls who commits abortions all in the name of boyfriend-girlfriend relationships.

If you’re a woman with Rh– and your fiance is Rh+, and you haven’t committed abortion for him and you don’t want to leave him, then, you need to take note of the following:



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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by thenny312(m): 5:26pm On Aug 27, 2017
This is the kind of info we need more of on nairaland
Not small doctor's Masturbating news grin

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by Lollipop247(f): 5:27pm On Aug 27, 2017
Highly educative. This is what happens that some people blame witches in their village. Knowledge is power!!!

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by Pilot4Airbus(m): 5:27pm On Aug 27, 2017
How do we figure if our partners are Rh-


So someone needs HIV genotype n Rhesus factor test before marriage undecided

Someone should tell me something.

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by Nobody: 5:28pm On Aug 27, 2017
sgtponzihater1:
Who u epp!, Nigerians doctors are d biggest problem in out health sector. Agreed by all quartets including Johesu.
ur not making sense

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by DrholuwaTOBI(m): 5:28pm On Aug 27, 2017

Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by happney65: 5:29pm On Aug 27, 2017
Could remember a Family Friend.A good family friend..Always had stillborn for years..That was when i knew about this RH and RH whatever..I really pitied the wife..I could not count the total number of still births she had..It was frustrating and touching..This led to both husband and wife separating after a while..Wife later died not too long ago..Nearly cried when i knew she passed away..May she rest in peace..I do not wish for any sort of infertility issue for even my enemy that is if i have one sef..

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by goslowgoslow(m): 5:29pm On Aug 27, 2017
sgtponzihater1:
Who u epp!, Nigerians doctors are d biggest problem in out health sector. Agreed by all quartets including Johesu.
U be real mumu! This is a very educative topic and you just type rubbish.

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by darlenese(f): 5:29pm On Aug 27, 2017
chaii families go don accuse grand mama and village people tire, as the witches and wizard eating their unborn

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by Nobody: 5:29pm On Aug 27, 2017
sgtponzihater1:
Who u epp!, Nigerians doctors are d biggest problem in out health sector. Agreed by all quartets including Johesu.
Y naw? We should not always b looking for faults,, just mk ur contributions and stop d blame... N am part of Johesu if u need to know. . Proudly a Medical laboratory scientist
Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by mccoy47(m): 5:31pm On Aug 27, 2017
Thanks OP. Really educative. Even though I've known it for some time

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 5:31pm On Aug 27, 2017
nice

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 5:31pm On Aug 27, 2017
yellowb:

Y naw? We should not always b looking for faults,, just mk ur contributions and stop d blame... N am part of Johesu if u need to know. . Proudly a Medical laboratory scientist
lol

una go abandon the hapless patients, enter POLITICAL battle with yourselves. grin grin

you wonder why no one is investing in health sector, even your presido went to London for alleged prolonged treatment recently.

they have lost confidence, faith and trust in you people.

what you guys dont know is that everyone personnel in health sector is important.

all this bickering among yourselves will take you no where.

DOCTOR attacks NURSES, in turn they attack the DOCTORS again, PHARMACISTS and MED LAB Scientists attack DOCTORS and vice versa, the MEDIC LAB SCIENTISTS have since long time ago outlawed/banished BASIC HEALTH SCIENCES (these ones they call biochemists, chemists and microbiologists) from medical and research institutions.

is this how people in the MED/HEALTH industry conduct themselves in other countries UK and US included?

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by mccoy47(m): 5:32pm On Aug 27, 2017
sgtponzihater1:
Who u epp!, Nigerians doctors are d biggest problem in out health sector. Agreed by all quartets including Johesu.
I feel like slapping you for this senseless post! angry

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by canalily(m): 5:32pm On Aug 27, 2017
Yes one thing one should know here is that according to knowledge of charges in physics, we employed it here in medicals that like charges repel while unlike charges attract. So this attraction of +ve and -ve charges on blood for newly developing feotus causes Erythroblastosisfetalis ie death of red cells forming feotus nd discharging of it as miscarriage. Please know your Rhesus factor b4 marriage.

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by MrOlai: 5:32pm On Aug 27, 2017
Ebookmathswaec:


If a Rh– woman commits an abortion for a Rh+ man and the antibodies are activated in her system, the woman might end up childless throughout her life except if she later marries another man with with the same Rh–. The possibility of a Rh– woman finding a Rh– man is slim as about 85% of human beings are Rh+. This is a warning to our young girls who commits abortions all in the name of boyfriend-girlfriend relationships.


www.edmaths.com

Hmmm! This is serious!
Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by sgtponzihater1(m): 5:33pm On Aug 27, 2017
yellowb:

Y naw? We should not always b looking for faults,, just mk ur contributions and stop d blame... N am part of Johesu if u need to know. . Proudly a Medical laboratory scientist

Are u a Nigerian doc?, I maintain that Nigerian doctors are d biggest problem of our health sector. If u are not one, I didn't insult u so pls don't be offended. Shun Nigerian doctors they know nothing.

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by cantok(m): 5:33pm On Aug 27, 2017
This is the story of how lovers are broken apart and marriage prevented by nature
Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by Kennitrust(m): 5:34pm On Aug 27, 2017
op
could this be the reason my brother's wife has lost.up six pregnancy with either miscarriage or premature birth the babies ended up dying


?
Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by yomalex(m): 5:34pm On Aug 27, 2017
hmm
Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by obidevine(m): 5:35pm On Aug 27, 2017
Ebookmathswaec:
Rhesus Factor is an antigen that exists on the surface of red blood cells in most people (about 85% of humans). It is also referred to as Rh Factor. People who have the Rh factor have “positive” (+) blood types, such as A+, O+ or B+ while those who do not have the Rh factor have “negative” (-) blood types, such as A–, O– or AB– . The “+” and “-” in front of the blood group is the Rhesus factor. Generally, we have A+, A–, B+, B–, AB+, AB–, O+ and O–. Rhesus factor is genetic in nature. It is inherited from the parents, emphatically the father.

How does Rhesus Factor cause miscarriage?

If a Rh– woman is impregnated by a man with Rh–, there wouldn’t be any problem. However, if a Rh– woman is impregnated by a man with Rh+, there would be a problem. We have here what is medically called Rhesus Factor Incompatibility. The baby would obviously be Rh+. During child birth, baby inherits their Rh+ from the father. Once the baby’s Rh+ comes in contact with the woman Rh- during delivery, the antibodies are immediately activated by the woman’s body’s immune system.

The activated antibodies would see the new Rh+ as foreign body or a threat and consequently they would be at alert to attack and get rid of the foreign body. Unfortunately as such, after this particular child birth, the woman would keep having miscarriages because the activated antibodies would see subsequent Rh+ pregnancies as foreign bodies and would keep fighting and taking them off.

Women with Rh activated antibodies are said to be Rh sensitized and once these antibodies are activated , they can never be deactivated until the woman dies. Rh induced antibodies are activated in a Rh- woman by child birth, abortion, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.

If a Rh– woman commits an abortion for a Rh+ man and the antibodies are activated in her system, the woman might end up childless throughout her life except if she later marries another man with with the same Rh–. The possibility of a Rh– woman finding a Rh– man is slim as about 85% of human beings are Rh+. This is a warning to our young girls who commits abortions all in the name of boyfriend-girlfriend relationships.

If you’re a woman with Rh– and your fiance is Rh+, and you haven’t committed abortion for him and you don’t want to leave him, then, you need to take note of the following:

In order to prevent the activation of the antibodies, doctors would give women in this category an injection called Rhogam during and after pregnancy to prevent spontaneous abortion due to Rhesus factor incompatibility. The injection is normally administered 28 weeks into pregnancy, 72 hours after delivery, after ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or abortion. If the injection is not administered and the antibodies are activated, they would never be deactivated again!

In many African cultures up till today, women who are so unfortunate to find themselves having serial spontaneous abortions due to Rhesus factor incompatibility are considered witches by some of their people. Some of the women would accuse their in-laws of being behind their predicament.

So, if you’re a woman with Rh– , you need to be very careful. It might be difficult for you to get a husband with a Rh– because about 85% of human beings are Rh+. So, in order not to find yourself in the aforementioned problem, put all that have been said at the back of your mind and go for genetic counselling. If you have a daughter or a sister with Rh–, counsel them on Rhesus Factor Incompatibility and the dangers lying therein.

It should also be noted that a Rh– person(man or woman) cannot receive blood donation from a Rh+ person even if they have the same blood group. The consequence of such blood transfusion is fatal. It would lead to death as the blood would clot. This is due to the incompatibility in their Rhesus factor.

Know your Rhesus factor today!
www.edmaths.com

I'm remember reading years ago how monkeys were used to test this rhesus factor theory. Op am I right?

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Re: Rhesus Factor Incompatibility, One Of The Causes Of Miscarriage by XwhY(m): 5:35pm On Aug 27, 2017
Very educative

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