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Genetic disorder in the family. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   Last time I asked about a matter related to my young sister who was married and gave birth to two baby girls but unfortunately both of them were born with heiditary jaundice and were died. Is there any treatment for the mother to avoid this happening again
Doctor :   pls give the details
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Please provide the details asked as they are relevant here.
User :   patient age is 28 yrs female, not working living in now and she is a married defiently
Doctor :   What is her blood group?
Doctor :   what is her spouse's blood group?
User :   unfortunately I do not know right now but if if of importance I can provide later
Doctor :   There could be several factors involved.
Doctor :   The commonest cause would be if the mother's blood group is any -ve blood group and the father's group is +ve
Doctor :   and the babies have +ve blood group
Doctor :   then the baboes develop jaundice.
Doctor :   babies
User :   anyhow I will try to provide this later but what I want to add is that they are cousions
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have anyone in your family marry their cousins in the previous generation?
User :   It is common in our family me myself I am married to my cousion
Doctor :   Did the mother have any infection when she was pregnant?
User :   No there was not infection at all
Doctor :   Did this happen to anyone in your family previously?
Doctor :   any child dying of jaundice?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Were the circumstances similar to those of your sister's?
User :   I can say yes but those babies were boys and girls no broblems
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I suggest that you get your sister checked by a good geneticist.
Doctor :   The problem appears to be some inherited disorder in the family.
Doctor :   Does any one in your family have any health realted problems?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I suggest that you also get their blood groups checked.
User :   to make it clear actually what I told you is not my direct sister she is my sister in law she is my cousion and her mother she was he one who experienced this case where the boys dies and girls live
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then there appears to be a problem in her family.
Doctor :   A genetic problem.
Doctor :   I suggest that you get her evaluated.
User :   if this the case is there any possibility of treatment or do they have to separate
Doctor :   That have to be checked
Doctor :   the abnormality has to be first identified.
Doctor :   If it is due to blood groups
Doctor :   then it is treatable
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User :   sorry I was interupted
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User :   Yes i filled and marked it as excellent
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Doctor :   anything else?
User :   Thank you very much and I will let them go to genetic doctor to investiage their case
Doctor :   Ok.
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