9 Essential Medical Tests You Should Do Before Marriage.

Marriage is one of the lifetime events that everyone looks forwards to. While many wish they had earlier stepped into marriage due to the joy they found there, others marriage are filled with regrets due to wrong choices they made.

This wrong choices that often bring regrets in marriage ranges from infertility, undisclosed ailment, incompatibility in form of genotypic make up, among others.

Moreover, even though many of the causes of these regrets are preventable and avoidable, many people out of ignorance or ‘blind love’, still goes ahead with marrying their partners.

Consequently, in order to sensitize everyone about the pitfalls that may be associated with marriage, medically, these are the 9 tests you should do before you sign your marriage certificate.

Genotype, Rhesus, Fertility profile, Chronic medical conditions, Covid-19, HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and other STI’s

Let’s talk more on each of these.

First, it is worthy of note that up to 50% of people with STIs, are not aware they’re infected. So, it is important to first check if your partner has lifelong STI’s like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, Herpes.

Aside these, there are other curable STIs that needs to be checked. These are: syphilis, yeast infections, Chlamydia and gonorrhoea.

In addition, another important medical laboratory tests that should be done for intending spouses, are Rhesus and Genotype compatibility.

Below Chart speaks about the Genotype Compatibility For Intending Couples

Every human being can can either be Rhesus positive or negative.

If a Rhesus NEGATIVE lady marries a Rhesus POSITIVE man, there’s 50% chance their baby will be rhesus positive. If care is not taken during pregnancy & childbirth, this could cause Haemolytic Disease of the Newborn.

Moreover, to be sure about the fertility state if your partner, it is quite essential that fertility you do at least these 3 common tests to check fertility; Pelvic ultrasound scans, Hormonal assay and Seminal fluid analysis.

The essence of the scan, is to check the state of the internal reproductive organs.

In addition, also check if your prospective spouse has any of the following chronic medical conditions; Hypertension, Diabetes, Liver disease, and Kidney disease

Knowing this, will enable you to seek medical assistance early enough & also make the needed lifestyle adjustments.

It is no longer news, that you need to be sure of your partner’s Covid-19 status, before walking down the aisle.

Advice: Never be blindfolded by love, knowing your partner’s health status before marriage is very very essential.

If you’re two months to your wedding and you just discovered you’re not compatible with your partner genotypically, what will you do ?

Published by Ernest I.

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