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Pregnant, advised for a 75gm GCT, Is it safe? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-May-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Actually my wife is 31 weeks pregnant
User:we had her glucose challenge test done last week
User:and the reading was 186
User:does it pose a health risk?
Doctor:I do not think it should cause any problem
User:my doctor has advised for a 75gm GCT
User:the previous one was 50gm GCT
Doctor:You should go ahead with it
Doctor:75 gms test is the standard one
User:so, no risk for the mother or child going by the test results?
Doctor:Both are fine
Doctor:Please proceed with the test and check the results
Doctor:but, I do not think there should be any problem to both the mother and the baby
User:what is the effect in case of high sugar levels?
Doctor:It causes large for date babies
User:i didn't get you
Doctor:The birth weight of the baby will be more
User:ok...thanks doc
Doctor:Bye for now
Doctor:Take care
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