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I have moderate aplastic anemia i really want to have a baby but i'm not sure if its safe or not. what are the risks and what do you think i should do?

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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Probably safe: You need to discuss with your doctor. Is your aa in remission? Are you requiring transfusions? What about any other health problems? Lots of unknowns. My understanding is that transfusion requirements might go up during pregnancy but most of the time it is safe if you are well compensated when you get pregnant.

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