It was found I have antibodies in my blood???

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i am booked to have my right TKR on 6th November I had my left one 26th February. 

Blood tests on my first one came back that I have antibodies in my blood? I asked the consultant at the time, because I had a blood transfusion in 1979 he said it could be to do with that.

blood taken at my pre admission day have shown that these have increased, I need another test two days before due date, this will ascertain if they do the op or not?  Read bits on Internet which can scare you,( they did) has anyone else had this if so what does it mean???

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    I wish I could give you some answers. I can only suggest asking the doctor and emphasize strongly your concerns!

    Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

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    I can ony tell you what happened to me and hope this helps.

    I had TKR 3 years ago.

    Everything was fine but 3 days after op they decided that I needed a blood transfusion. No idea why. Maybe my blood pressure readings.

    I was fine after transfusion but felt OK beforehand anyway.

    Never had a proper explanation as to why I needed transfusion.

    They just said "If we don't do this today we might not be able to do it."

    It wasn't that I did not think they were right or did not trust them, simply that they did not really explain things to me.

    Hope you manage to get your TKR

    Take care and keep in touch

    Love Sarah xxx

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    Antibodies to what? would be my question .... we all have antibodies in our blood to things like childhood deseases which we have become immune to ... (measles, chickenpox ...etc ). I had Scarlet Fever as a child and now I always have to have antibiotics before dental work ... ask some additional questions smile  Good Luck with your surgery ...
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