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Effects of anemia on an unborn child

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: If it is mild degree of anemia, then taking oral iron pills can help correct it. If it is a very severe degree of anemia, it can sometimes affect the... Read More
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Possible, unlikely.: Maternal anemia is grossly overdiagnosed during pregnancy in the U.S.; british studies have proven that the best maternal hemoglobin is 9-11 g/dl as a... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Depends on...: ...The type of anemia the woman has. A hemoglobinopathy like thal-minor or sickle trait, when combined with the male's thal-minor, could produce a bab... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Genetic test Sickle: Yes the test is done on high risk women at the 17 week of gestation by doing amniocentesis with the permission of both patents.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
You may be confused.: Fetuses do not suffer from sickle cell anemia in utero because they have a different type of hemoglobin (fetal) that is unaffected even in individuals... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Estrada
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many ways: Known to produce decrease intelligence affect development and behavior cause cardiovascular problem such as heart murmur and congestive failure of ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Yes: There are types of anemia that are hereditary. Sickle cell anemia, hemoglobin e and thalassemia are some of the more common types.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No: Only one particular antibiotic, used many years ago (chloramphenicol) is know to be a cause of anemia. Just because you took many antibiotics years a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Insufficient data: You need to see a gastroenterologist who will take a complete history as to when, where, after what and type of pain; do a thorough physical, and orde... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
FA: FA is a genetic disorder, autosomal recessive, characterized by progressive bone marrow failure (low blood count), skeletal abnormalities, and increas... Read More
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Dr. Kate Tulenko
Specializes in Pediatrics
Joy, stress, meaning: How wonderful! recent developments have allowed people with sickle cell to live longer, more full, and less painful lives.However, they still have to ... Read More

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