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January 2017 Moms

Antibodies in blood

I am 10ish weeks and my doctor just called back to tell me that when my blood work came back I had anti-E bodies and anti little C bodies. She is referring me to a specialist and would not really say much on the phone about what it meant other than I will need to be monitored closely and she doesn't have much experience working on cases like mine. I am supposed to call in the morning to make an appointment with my specialist. I have tried google but truly cannot find a lot of information about it. Do any of you have experience with this?
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  • No experience, just wanted to give you creepy internet hugs.  I'm sorry your doctor gave you so little information about it too.  Hopefully you can get all your questions answered by the specialist soon.
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  • I've never heard of such a thing! Interesting! Good luck with the specialist 
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  • cjs260cjs260
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    I don't have any experience, but I was curious so I had a poke around the Internet and found this: 

    https://www.babble.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-anti-e-antibody/

    From the very brief reading I did, it sounds like it works very similarly to the RH antibodies. But since it's so rare, it needs to be monitored by a doctor with experience in that area. 



                                        
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  • cjs260 said:
    I don't have any experience, but I was curious so I had a poke around the Internet and found this: 

    https://www.babble.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-anti-e-antibody/

    From the very brief reading I did, it sounds like it works very similarly to the RH antibodies. But since it's so rare, it needs to be monitored by a doctor with experience in that area. 


    Thank you! It's funny because this was the only thing I could find (from a seemingly reputable source) when I looked also! 
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    @scgirl6113 Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I'll take a look through the scientific literature to see if I can see anything more helpful! 

                                        
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  • i really appreciate that! @cjs260
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  • I can help a bit, as I have education in transfusion medicine....yes those ab are part of the Rh blood group system. In order to have those ab, you must have been exposed to antigens E and c, either through a transfusion or a prior pregnancy bleed. 
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  • Fyi about 80% of the population has the little c antigen, and 30% have the E. You would have neither in order to create those respective ab. Babe would inherit a combo of cde (can be any variety of capital or small letters) antigens from you and another set from dad. If the babe ends up getting a little c and a big E from dad then your body may attack it. Clear as mud?
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  • So I will miscarry if my baby has those? Also, I had a panorama done. Could this test tell what combo of cde my baby has? @mmg410625
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    So I will miscarry if my baby has those? Also, I had a panorama done. Could this test tell what combo of cde my baby has? @mmg410625
    @scgirl6113 No that doesn't mean you will miscarry. That means they will have to give you medicine to counteract the antibodies for the duration of your pregnancy. It used to be fatal but it's not anymore. Talk to your OB. Panorama tests for trisomy's, so that panorama test will not be able to tell you what it is. 
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  • scgirl6113scgirl6113
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    Thanks @juliehollz13 my OB referred me to a specialist but they can't get me in until the 13th. I'm going crazy for information until then. 
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