Genetic Counseling

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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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 »


Dr. Priyanka Agarwal

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. Parth R Goswami

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 »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

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. Parth R Goswami

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 »

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 »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

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 »

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 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. Parth R Goswami

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 »

Can same group people marry and have healthy children?

Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to marry a boy who is known to me. But we have the same blood group B positive. Can we have a problem in having children? Or any other health problems? Please clarify my doubt. If a problem is present, give me a solution to avoid it.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The same blood group people can marry and can produce a healthy child. Do not get worried as far as the blood group is concerned. If you both are relative, then genetic counseling before conception is advisable. You can rule out hemoglobinopathy by HB (hemoglobin) elect...  Read Full »

Will same blood group of husband and wife cause problem in pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I and my husband belong to A+ blood group. Is there any problem to get pregnant? And I may attain my periods one week before the date. Is this good for me?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The same blood group people can marry and produce a normal child. As far as same blood group people are concerned, do not worry about that. Rule out hemoglobinopathy before marriage by Hb electrophoresis by HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography) method. If you...  Read Full »

Will marrying a girl of same blood group create any problems in having children?

Query: Hi doctor, I have A+ blood group. But, will marrying a girl of the same blood group (A+) create any problems in having children or they lead to a diseased child?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The same blood group people can marry and can produce a normal child. Check your both thalassemia minor report before marriage by HB electrophoresis, by HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography) method that is necessary. If you both are relative, then genetic cou...  Read Full »

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