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Genetic Testing

Genetic testing is a medical test that helps to diagnose the changes in the chromosomes, genes, or proteins. It helps to analyze whether a person has a genetic condition or a chance of developing a genetic disorder in the future. There are three types of genetic testing. They are chromosome studies, DNA studies, and biochemical, genetic studies.

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Are Gonal-F and Menopur 150 IU good for IVF?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two children already, and thankfully both conceived easily. My older son has a chromosomal anomaly. Although we are not sure that this was a hereditary problem, we wanted to do IVF with genetic testing to grow our family further, as it would be tough for us to have two children...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to for writing. I have gone through your history in detail, and I fully understand your concerns. It is better to go for IVF (in-vitro fertilization) with your whole history as it has a higher chance of healthy pregnancy. Kindly give some breaks and go for another cy...  Read Full »

How can the condition of HD chorea patient be improved?

Query: Hello doctor, My father aged 54 years is suffering from HD (Huntington's) chorea. The symptoms were visible eight years back itself, but we felt it is quite common and the days passed on, and the symptoms became more prominent. My father's elder sister also had huntington's disease (HD) chorea, and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, but unfortunatelythis is a progressive neurological disorder and there is no cure. It is genetic and it can be inherited in the patient's children. For this reason, I would recommend you and your brothers or sisters, cousins to perform the g...  Read Full »

What are the tests to be done before marrying a close relative?

Query: Hello doctor,As suggested by most of the doctor marrying a girl with the same blood group will not cause any problems, in my case the blood group is A+ve. She is my maternal uncle's daughter. She is a close relative. Can our marriage create a reduced genetic pool? Can I marry the girl? Will I have k...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you want to marry within your related family, I would suggest that you get yourself and your fiance genetically tested to estimate the risks based on both your genetic profiles. This will greatly help you with determining the chances of the child having genetic de...  Read Full »

Is there any test to determine the chances of a person having abnormal kids?

Query: Hi doctor, Can normal tests tell that a person will have abnormal kids or no kids at all? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry, but I am not sure which test you are referring to. If you are referring to semen analysis, then unless the tests remain normal, the likelihood of having kids is high. However, this test would not provide information about the abnormality of kids. If you ar...  Read Full »

What does mild ventriculomegaly in the fetus mean?

Query: Hi doctor, My antenatal USG done at 20 weeks of pregnancy showed mild ventriculomegaly of 9.2 mm at the level of the atria of the lateral ventricles of the fetus. Also, I am having hypothyroidism with mild hypertension. The rest of the USG is normal. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to My suggestion is to consult a fetal medicine specialist and gather further knowledge on amniocentesis to rule out any genetic issue. If the report of amniocentesis comes out to be normal, then there is no further concern. Hypothyroidism under control with medication is...  Read Full »

My little child has ataxia, hypotonia, seizures, and dysphagia. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, My 16-month-old presents with intermittent limb weakness, hemiplegia, gait disorder, dysphagia, intermittent ataxia, brisk reflexes, seizures, and intermittent hypotonia. There are sudden bouts of alternating limb paralysis. There is sudden difficulty with balance and walking with fal...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the images which you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are a fluid signal intensity and a short segment abnormality in the cervicothoracic part of the spinal cord which is likely representing a syrinx between C7 ...  Read Full »

I have been trying to get pregnant for the past two months. What tests do I need to take?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been trying to get pregnant for the past two months. Can you tell me whall all tests I need to take? So that I can proceed with my planning accordingly. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, Congratulations on your decision to start a family. When it comes to planning for a baby, there are several tests that you and your partner may want to consider to help ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. Here are some of the tests: Preconcep...  Read Full »

My Rh-negative sister is pregnant for the second time, and there is a problem with the placenta. Can it be dangerous for her?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is five months pregnant. She had her anatomy scan recently, and she was told that baby is in between 1 to 3 percentile, and there is a problem with the placenta (they suspect the baby is not getting enough oxygen and nutrition). The genetic test they did before (harmony test)...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If your sister had been pregnant previously, then whether she had taken an injection for Rh comparability previously or not? What is her blood pressure now? What are ultrasound reports which were showing placental problems? A problem for your sister if the baby dies...  Read Full »

Would my low sperm count have an adverse effect on IVF and ICSI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old male with a low sperm count of 1.9 million. My blood work shows that I have a high FSH. Our doctor highly suggested that I get genetic testing done before we proceed with an IVF or an ICSI. I would like to know why he would suggest that.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to inform you that the low sperm count and high FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) are indicative of organic disorders of the testes. In other words, the parameters indicate the possibility of either a partial or a complete testicular failure. Th...  Read Full »

I am afraid a possibly viable pregnancy has been prematurely ended. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I was given the hCG trigger shot on the 5th of last month after showing a good follicle in response to Letrozole. I first showed positive for pregnancy on the 19th of last month with an hCG result of 17. On the 2nd of this month, I had a transvaginal ultrasound with no visible gestation...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am extremely sorry for your loss. I would like to put forth a few facts. 1. Beta hCG is the pregnancy hormone that is produced by the baby, and it doubles in 48 hours. So, if the level was 17 on the 19th, then it would be 34 on 21st, and so on. The normal doublin...  Read Full »

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