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A 35-year-old female asked:

My husband have e trait and i have beta thalassemia minor and we have 1 child.what will be the result of our current and future baby?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Genetics.: Assuming your husband is heterozygous and you are homozygous for exactly the same trait, your children will all have the trait (heterozygous) or like you will have the condition (homozygous). Chances roughly 50-50 if you had statistically enough children.

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A 35-year-old female asked:

My husband have e trait and i've beta thalassemia minor and we have 1 child.After which month we will test our baby?Now she have passed 3 months.

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Anytime: Hemoglobin disorders like thalassemia can be evaluated in any infant after birth. In the us many states have newborn blood screen programs that evaluate thalassemias after a blood draw performed prior to discharge from the hospital.

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Last updated Dec 29, 2013

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