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Thalassemic couple. Trying for kid. Precaution to take? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:this is Gynae related question. Should i go ahead
Doctor:please proceed
Doctor:i can help u with that
User:me and my wife were planning to have a baby.
User:I am 34 and she is 28 years old.
User:We were wondering before trying/starting are there any health concerns that we should get check or addressed?
Doctor:how long have you guys been married ?
User:We are both not thalesemic so that concern is taken care of
User:3 years 3 months
Doctor:and how long have u been trying to ahve a kid ?
User:We have not tried as yet. We want to start trying.
Doctor:if both of you are healthy and fit, there is no other issues to worry about
User:how do you define health and fit? any checks that we should do?
Doctor:the only concerns, would be if you are related to each other, like a close relatives ?
User:no we are not
Doctor:any history of blood disorders in near family menbers of either of you ?
Doctor:any issues in relatives like uncles, aunts, niece or nephews , any childhood deaths in near relatives ?
Doctor: XXXXXXX ur wife using oral contraceptives before ?
Doctor:in that case, there is nothing to be worried about
Doctor:fitness means, absence of any conditions like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disorders,
User:Ok. Any precautions we should take while trying...
User:that all is absent right now.
Doctor:no, there are no such precautions
Doctor:if you have any doubts, you can get a semen analysis, and check if the counts are normal
User:Any thing that we should keep in mind/pills to be taken which will help in early conception?
Doctor:no , there is no such thing
User:ok thanks Doc.
Doctor:in case the semen analysis is normal, you can concieve within the next cycle
Doctor:having sex from day 12 to day 15 of the cycle, helps in proper conception
Doctor:you are welcome
Doctor:take care and have a good day
Doctor:bye for now
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