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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi.and in love with my Uncle's daughter(my mother's brother's daughter)...she also in love with Parents and parents agreed for marriage...Recently she is worrying about the childeren...Her blood group (B+ Ve).. and mine is (O+Ve) is there any problem.if we marry..Can you plz suggest me....
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   can you plz suzzest me above query
User :   hi
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me first congratulate you that you both do not have any blood compatibility problems , you can go ahead.
User :   ok thanks
User :   is there any other problems
Doctor :   There would be a problem if one of you are negative.
Doctor :   You can go ahead
Doctor :   But if there are any other genetic disorders in the family, they show up in consanguinous marriages
User :   ok
User :   genetic disorders means
User :   u there
Doctor :   Yes, like Cardiac problems
Doctor :   And many other genetic disorders
User :   ok
Doctor :   Like cartilage, connective tissue or enzyme defficiencies , etc.
User :   thease problems are sowing every consanguinous marriages ?
Doctor :   Not all, but 75% of genetic diseases in India are due to consanguinous marriages
User :   ok
Doctor :   I would advise some steps , dont worry.
Doctor :   You can go ahead with the marriage'
User :   yes tell me
Doctor :   You have to just get a screening of the amniotic fluid before 6th week of the baby to rule out any genetic problems , if you have any in your family.
Doctor :   That will do the need ful and you need not be anxious about your progeny.
Doctor :   And you can go ahead with the marriage .
Doctor :   Do you have anything else to ask ?
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care, bye for now.
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