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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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 Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. The g...  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 »


Dr. Priyanka

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 »

Are bilateral congenital cataracts genetic?

Query: Hi doctor, I have bilateral congenital cataracts with no other issues. My parents do not have them. Please let me know the percentage of passing this to my kid? I knew that this is autosomal dominant. But, what is the possibility of this to become familial? Is my kid fifty percent prone to it?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It depends upon two factors. First we have to confirm whether it is genetic. There are many different reasons for having bilateral congenital cataracts. The second is the mutation itself. If one allele is affected and your partner does not carry the gene then the...  Read Full »

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 w...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks 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 to prevent the transmission of congenital glaucoma?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is blind and my father is partially blind. I have weak eyesight from birth. I operated my eyes for glaucoma after birth. I also have nystagmus. Myself and my wife is planning to have our first child. We do not want our children to suffer from it. Kindly recommend something to...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are few causes to have blindness running in families. Congenital glaucoma is one of the causes that result in vision loss when they are not treated properly in time. As you have operated it, there is nothing to be worried. I assume that your wife is healthy. I...  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 HD chorea, and she passed away due to...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, but unfortunately this 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 th...  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 icliniq.com. 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 n...  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 icliniq.com. I am sorry that I am not sure which test are you referring to? If you are referring to semen analysis, then unless the tests remain normal the likelihood of having kids is high. But, this test would not tell about the abnormality of kids. If you are referring to geneti...  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 deaf and dumb problem hereditary?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a marriage proposal where the girl's father and his brother are mute and deaf. But, surprisingly the children are at good health without any issues. Can I go ahead to marry her? Are deaf and dumb hereditary? Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is always a small risk of having a child with deafness, even if there is no family history of deafness (1 in 1000). In this case, the risk would increase. But this would be dependent upon whether the girl carries the gene for deafness. So, precise risk can only be s...  Read Full »

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