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Normal Pregnancy Features

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All of the following may be observed in a normal pregnancy except:
1. Fall in serum iron concentration falls.
2. Increase in serum iron building capacity.
3. Increase in blood viscosity increases.
4. Increase in blood oxygen carrying capacity.


Answer
3. Increase in blood viscosity increases.

Reference
Test book of Obstetrics 4th Edition D.C.Dutta Page 52
Mudaliar Ninth Edition Page 39

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Obviously there is a mistake in the choice. At first look it may look that the
Answers are 3 and 4 as there is a fall in the viscosity and there is aneamia pregnancy.

Explanation
1. Serum iron concentration falls in Pregnancy.
2. There is an Increase in serum iron building capacity.
3. There is an decrease in blood viscosity increases.
4. There is Increase in blood oxygen carrying yet there is anaemia because of the disproportionate increase in Plasma Volume.

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A Question with Printing mistake(s) which is very rare in AIIMS / AIPG and very common in . (well you yourself know. Why should I tell J)


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