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needles :(

Hi im 29 weeks pregnant and im rh negtive. I haveo get a shot to make sur mie and y babies blood dont cross. Im wondering where its diatributed. Thigh or arm?
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Hi!
If you were my patient, I would advise you that Rhogam is an intramuscular injection.  Usually these are given in the arm, but it could probably also be administered in your hip.
Good luck!
Dr B
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Upper arm. I had mine on Thursday x
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I got mine in my hip...just got one last week when they found out I have a hemorrhage between the uterus and placenta.  Didn't want the blood to mix.
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Iam a super wimp but the rhogam shot didn't hurt at all and it was done and over with in no time. I've had a few. I received mine in the arm. Like i said it wasn't to bad.
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I got my in the hip, you should get it at28 weeks and then again after the baby is born if the baby doesn't have your blood type..
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I am also rh negative and have had the shot three times as i have three children and every time i have received it just above my.bum kind of in the hip area.
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It depends on where you want it. They give you a choice so ask them to do it where ever you are more comfortable
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Its the only shot ive gotten tht didnt hurt!
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I got it on my ***. It hurt. Never was given the option for arm
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I am Rh pos so I never personally experienced the rhogam injections, but I give them all the time. Unless the woman makes a request to have it in her arm I give them in the hip, it's quite a bit of fluid to be giving in the arm, so I shoot for the bigger muscle in the hip because it usually doesn't cause as much irritation. It's a matter of personal preference, either muscle is ok.
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I found it to be the most painfully needle I ever had the first time, at the time I put it down to the plasma that made it a thicker liquid. But the second time it didn't hurt at all. The first time I had a mild reaction but that was no cause for alarm just a small rash second time nothing.
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Please get the shot if you haven't yet. My sister lost her daughter today because she is RH negative and the baby had hydrops fetalis. It's not worth the risk.
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I have several both in arm and hip its cold but not to bad and very necesary if babies rh positive
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I'm the negative I'm 26 weeks I get another shot at 28 weeks I got my first one in the hip at 10 weeks it didn't hurt at all.
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Get it on the *** cause more tissue is good for thick needle. It doesn't hurt there.
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