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I had medical abortion in the month of July 2010, it was my first pregnancy. Since then although my periods are regular but my concern is that before my periods starts spotting takes place sometimes a few hours earlier but sometimes there is spotting a day before then for almost 24 hours nothing happens and after that normal bleeding starts and continues for five days. Is it normal? Please help me out? Also i wanted to ask that we are not planning a child for another two years, would that delay affect my fertility as i had an abortion. there were no complications during abortion. My blood group is O-ve and that of my husband is B+ive, at the time of abortion i was pregnant for 4weeks 6 days and the doctor didnot tell us about the Anti-d injection and later on told us that since it was too early, the blood group of the foetus could not be determined and it will not have any effect on my blood. i am scared as i don't know whether it will effect my next child. Please help me.


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replied January 25th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A18950
Hi,
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The blood group of the fetus should have been tested after abortion since you have Rh incompatibility issue and Anti-D injection should have been given as precautionary measure. You might need to take the immunoglobulin in your next pregnancy or before that to avoid complications due to the Rh incompatibility. Spotting before your periods should not have any harmful effects on your fertility levels unless associated with severe cramps, pelvic pain etc. Visit another gynecologist to take second opinion on your future pregnancy plans and care during pregnancy. Request for getting Rh antibodies tested to see if they have already developed. If they have not yet developed, you will need to take injection of Rh-immunoglobulin (also known as Rho-GAM). If they are tested positive, then your next pregnancy has to be closely monitored for increasing levels of antibodies.
Visit these links for better understanding: http://www.umm.edu/pregnancy/000203.htm
http://www.ehow.com/how_2301129_deal-rh-in compatibility-pregnancy.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/ar ticle/001600.htm
Take care.



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