Genetic tests are done to diagnose genetic issues, and it is done by taking a sample of blood. It helps to determine whether you, your partner, or the baby have some inherited disorders. Genetic counseling is needed when there is an abnormal result shown in a prenatal screening test, amniocentesis showing abnormal results, either of the parents having inherited diseases, mother having more than two miscarriages, mother's age is more than 35 years, and either of the parents are having infections or radiation exposure. Genetic counselors give genetic counseling to overcome the issues faced by you due to these abnormal results.
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69-year old smoker diagnosed with colon cancer. Does she need chemotherapy?
Query: Hi doctor, My mom is 69 years old, smoker and she was diagnosed with colon cancer. She used to suffer from her stomach pain and we ended up doing a colonoscopy for it and the doctor found a tumor. We need to know what is the best way to help her and what is recommended in her case? Should the docto... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports of your mother (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per reports she has a sigmoid colon cancer. There is no distant spread of cancer (not spread outside colon) as per CT scan reports. The report is also showing multiple re... Read Full »
I am planning to marry my cousin. Will it affect my baby with genetic issue?
Query: Hello doctor, I am planning to marry my own cousin (my mother's own brother's child). Is there any precautions to avoid genetic problems for my baby or do we need to take any medication or treatment for a child. Please suggest with a better solution. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be better if you would send me the background of your question. Any specific family history like thyroid, diabetes or any congenital anomalies, thalassemia, sickle cell disease or any other family history, then it needs precautions and even investigations. The ... Read Full »
Report says breast nodules are fibroadenoma, but I am terrified. Please help me.
Query: Hi doctor, They found two solid nodules around 0.09 cm on my left breast, one of which was suspicious finding BIRAD 4. On the ultrasonography, it looks black inside, wider than tall. Please help me out. I am terrified. The report said although it could be a fibroadenoma, it is still suspicious. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the ultrasound report of the breast (attachment removed to protect patient identity) which is showing two suspicious solid nodules. Now, it is highly recommended to take a biopsy from both the solid nodules to confirm the diagnosis. Biopsy report ... Read Full »
Should I repeat the torch test done earlier during my pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, During my previous pregnancy last year, due to a Down syndrome issue, the baby's brain was not formed properly. This was detected at the end of the fourth month. At that time, I did not go for a TORCH test. Now, I am pregnant again. At the third week check up, he did a TORCH test. IgG and... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand the concerns. You having a history, of the brain of the baby not forming properly due to Down Syndrome in the last pregnancy, is not an indication for getting a TORCH (toxoplasmosis, rubella cytomegalovirus, herpes sim... Read Full »
I have keratoconus in both eyes. Kindly advise on my planning for pregnancy.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 years old. I got my eyes checked recently and came to know that I am suffering from keratoconus. Both my eyes are damaged. I got my right eye treated and left yet to be done. I have done research on keratoconus and came to know that the cause of this disorder is unknown, but ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Keratoconus is a genetic disease, and it depends on both the parents. As you did not show any inheritance, there may be chances that your kids will not show it. Moreover, your husband does not have it, so you are on a safer side. But there is... Read Full »
My wife gave birth to a dead baby. Has it occurred as we are cousins?
Query: Hi doctor, I am married to my cousin, blood relatives. My blood group is B positive, and my wife is A positive. She gave birth to a dead baby, and it was the first pregnancy. I am deeply concerned if this because of our relationship. Please guide me. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.In consanguineous marriage, the chance of spread of autosomal recessive disorder and certain congenital malformations is present.Hence, both of your CBC (complete blood count) report and HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography) should be done to rule out hemoglobinop... Read Full »
Can two O positive blood group people get married?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. I am planning to get married to a girl who is known to me. We have very good understanding. But, we have the same blood group that is O positive. Since blood group is a factor for having babies, do you think having same positive blood group could create problems for fut... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: There are two major blood group systems and more than 400 minor blood group systems. The major blood group systems are ABO system and Rhesus system, which are important. In the ABO system, there is A, B, AB and O. While in Rh... Read Full »
Is marrying a partner with same blood group harmful?
Query: Hello doctor, Blood group of the male is A positive and blood group of the female is A with Rh positive. Can they get married? Will they face any problem in getting pregnant? Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no harm in marrying the partner of same blood group. Every individual has unique own blood group and ABO and Rh system used most commonly. If you want to do preconception counseling then investigate with CBC (complete blood count) and if needed HPLC (high-per... Read Full »
As me and my fiance are carrier of Hb E beta thalassemia, we need your valuable advise.
Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I found out that I am a carrier of Hb E beta thalassemia. The problem is that my fiance is also a carrier and he is carrying Hb E trait. We do not want to separate. If you can give us your valuable advice, then it will be a great pleasure for us. Read Full »
Dr. Veerendra Channabasappa Patil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the information you provided, it seems that you has Hb E beta thalassemia trait and your fiance has only Hb E trait. If so, then the chance of having a child with severe thalassemia is less. But, if you both have same Hb E beta thalassemia trait, then there is a chan... Read Full »
Will same blood group of couple create problem in the baby?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I am planning to get married to a girl who is known to me. We have a very good understanding and we love each other. But, we have the same blood group that is B positive. Since blood group is a factor for having babies, do you think having the same positive blood group ... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The same blood group people can marry and can produce a normal child. The same blood group is not at all contraindication for marriage and to produce the child. So do not worry about that. But if you both are relative, then genetic counseling before conception is nec... Read Full »