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Hashimoto's and rhesus negative blood type?

Any link between blood type and thyroid? I just wondered as I just read an article on Facebook about the origin of people with rhesus negative blood. I then recalled having to have injections when I was pregnant so my antibodies didn't attack my foetus. Anyone heard of any correlation with Hashimoto's? Wonder how many of us on here are rh negative?

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I think thyroid disease is common in Japan where there are hardly any rhesus negative blood groups.

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Hi BBBOA. This is an interesting theory and one I am curious to learn more about. My blood-type is A-negative and i have thyroid disease. I did read the first reply re Japan and as there are so many known and unknown triggers for thyroid problems perhaps the reason for their high numbers could possibly have (as yet uncovered) a connection to iodine as fish make up a large part of their diet. I don't have answers but maybe someone is doing research. Hope so. irina1975

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Im rhesus negative was diagnosed in 2015 x

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No all 5 in my lot are O positive

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I'm O rhesus negative. I remember my mother saying something about her and my dad being rh negative/positive and she had to have some sort of injection because of this? I must admit I never took much notice but I'm really interested now!

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the injection is given to prevent a woman rejecting any pregnancies my sis is rh and had to have it, the rest of the family are o positive so were not sure where she came from 😂😂😂

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I'm O negative

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I, for one, am O negative.... and having a terrible time right now

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Feeling the same last two days. I am O Negative

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I’m rhesus positive but my mother was O negative. The injection was not available when I was a baby so I was what was known as a ‘blue baby’ . I had 2 blood transfusions in my first few days of life. Amongst Hashimoto’s I have 3 other autoimmune disorders that are diagnosed and generally my blood test results bump along the bottom of the sea bed. It’s an interesting thought that I’ve always wondered as out of 8 siblings 7 have autoimmune disease the one that doesn’t had a different father

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My cousin was a blue baby but doesn't have any obvious medical problems (certainly not thyroid) and didn't as a child either

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Ditto ~ my mum was rh neg and I had the blood transfusions too ~ I'm also riddled with AI disorders!😕 I was only 2lb 2oz ~ I did pretty well considering it was the 1950's! And my mum was 48! Midwife said "just keep her warm (it was December) and then she put me in a shoebox! 😱. I have a photo of said box! My mum had AI's and all of my 5 aunties ~ I didn't stand a chance I suppose! I didn't see the fb item, but just thought I'd add my two penneth to this thread. x

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Love the shoebox! Clearly a survivor!

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Never get rid of shoe boxes they are extremely useful 😀. Love your story. As BBBOA says you are a survivor, attitude over influence and mind over matter keeps you strong

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I’m RH Negative, and supposed to be an alien from outer space.

Was that the article you saw on fb? I read that yesterday and shared it.

When I first gave blood in 1981, I was Rh D neg, a few years later blood groups were reclassified and they put me in blood group A.

Negative donor, but Positive recipient was on my blood card.

(Oddly enough I have always wondered if that was the reason I could never conceive. We had all the tests going at the time including a laparoscopy, but no reason was ever found. My husband always used to tell me I was killing his soldiers! he doesn’t know his blood group but I have a sneaking suspicion that he might be RH positive and my body could have been rejecting because of a possible problem. He never had his blood group tested even when they ran the usual tests on him).

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Yes I read the alien article! I seem to reject everything going! All meds etc!

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I'm now intrigued by the 'alien' angle ~ what did article actually say about rhesus neg folks?? x

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It was on a Facebook thing, possibly an Independent article?

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Oh I see ~ I'm not on fb. Just wondered what the alien thing was. x

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I'm O Rh.Negative, so perhaps there might be a reason for a poll to see whether we can do a small scientific survey on any connection...

I had to have the Anti-D jab after the birth of each of my 4 children so that any antibodies my body made during the pregnancy of a Rh.Positive baby wouldn't attack the next baby...

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My cousin is AB- and doesn't have any thyroid problems. I am AB+ and I do, but not Hashis.

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I’m o negative with anti k, last pregnancy you was a nightmare. Had anti d jab but there’s nothing for anti k. I have undractive thyroid but there’s a disagreement with hospital and gp wether I have hashi’s. Will get a private test soon to confirm, so when I suddenly went over treated on Levo and then again When she dropped me down my gp refuses to believe it could be hashi’s giving a false reading.

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Blood Type O neg with Hashi's

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My mom was A2 positive

My father was B2 negative

I am B2 negative

It said that the girl will take the father’s blood, and the boy, the mother’s

I am hypo, as my mom

Great to learn more !

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BBB0A,

I'm not rhesus negative but I had Hashimoto's.

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o positive with Hashimotos autoimmune hypothyrodism

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a negative and hashi hypo

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O negative, hypo but no Hashi’s

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B neg with Hashi’s

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I'm O -ve too - (with hypothyroidism) - I think all babies take their father's blood group? My son and daughter are both 0+

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O Rhesus Negative with Hashimotos

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I'm A-Neg and have 100% Hashi's Curse, also severely hypo and obese on a very limited diet but Drs won't give me T3 or restore my thyroxine to previous levels as "my T4 blood results are mid-range". Grrr I feel ill !

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Don't put up with that Clare, buy it yourself and self medicate. (But start separate thread for sourcing it)

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O pos with hashimotos too !

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A negative and have Hashimoto’s

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I'm hypothyroid and B-negative

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O positive and had Hashimoto's before TT.

Interested in knowing if there is any correlation. My theory is the electromagnetic soup we now live in. Of course we would have to know the distribution of Hashimoto's from about the 1950's and earlier before we could make a comparison. But that's just my theory.

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I am in US and have hashimotos and neg blood type, which is very rare here too.

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I am RH negative, diagnosed with Hashimotos in Jan 2017.

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I’m O negative - but have Graves’. Was the connection to Hashi’s specifically, or autoimmune disease.

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