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Second opinion] - I was just tested for anti Antibody Id. #1

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Second opinion] - I was just tested for anti Antibody Id. #1 Anti-M. My husband and I are O positive. The doctor asked me if I got a blood transfusion? I stated I never got one. I had previous c-section. I did sign a consent form for blood transfusion but no one ever told me I had one. How did this enter my blood or how would I be expose to this?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

Anti-M antibodies are usually naturally occurring, cold reactive, and clinically insignificant antibodies. Anti-M is common in antenatal patients (pregnant women).

Anti-M antibodies can cause;

1) delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions so once it is known, patient need to be watched for 3-5 days after blood is given.

2) hemolytic disease of newborn, which means that babies born to Anti-M antibodies mother need to be watched after birth.

Most anti-M antibodies are not active at 37°C and are thus of no clinical significance.

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