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What are possible treatment for thalassemia minor?

What are possible treatment for thalassemia minor?

No treatment: No specific treatment for thal minor--may take folic acid, but this will not affect the thal minor which is genetic. Your blood counts should be explained to you by your doctor. Please ask. If your spouse has thal minor, you could produce a child with thal major, a serious problem. ...Read more

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Could thalassemia minor develop into major?

No: Trait--thal minor means the patient got one gene; thal major is a "major" illness, receiving a thal gene from each parent--infants and children have major complications requiring monthly transfusions, probable splenectomy. Speak to your doctor for additional details. ...Read more

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Any symptoms associated with thalassemia minor?

Any symptoms associated with thalassemia minor?

Most R asymptomatic: Thalassemia minor seldom produces any direct symptoms. It is often picked up by random blood testing for unrelated issues with the detection of small red cells and mild anemia. Often patients are given iron supplements initially with the assumption there is an iron deficiency & testing for thalassemia is done after the iron does not help. ...Read more

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Could thalassemia minor develop into major thalessemia? If so, how?

No: Thalassemia minor and major are genetic alterations, present from development, as a fetus. Minor can not progress to major. Please speak with your physician to determine if you have Thal minor. Thal major requires lifelong transfusions. Hope you are okay. ...Read more

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Is it safe to marry a thalassemia minor patient?

Yes, but: Yes, but you should be tested to know your status if you plan to have children. The thalassemia minor won't hurt you at all. If your partner has thalassemia minor (i.e. Thalassemia trait), i would bet they are fine and have no issues. If you also have thalassemia trait, there is a chance you could have a baby with thalassemia (disease). You should see a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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Is there any danger to get 2nd time pregnency? Bcoz i've beta thalassemia minor and my husband have e trait.

Is there any danger to get 2nd time pregnency? Bcoz i've beta thalassemia minor and my husband have e trait.

Likely no: It sounds like you've educated yourself on your condition beta thallesemia minor. Plenty of women have successful pregnancies with this condition all the time. I wasn't sure what you meant when you said your husband has e trait? If you have any questions, consult a perinatologist. They are the best doctors for managing high-risk pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have thalassemia minor. I experience fainting spells once in awhile when i stand in the sun. I also feel dizzy when i stand up. Why?

I have thalassemia minor. I experience fainting spells once in awhile when i stand in the sun. I also feel dizzy when i stand up. Why?

Thalassaemia minor: Is a defect in haemoglobin synthesis that has several genetic variations, with some of the variations having more impact on the individual than others. It is frequently without symptoms, however. Are you actually anaemic? If so, then that could be significant. If not, then the symptoms you are experiencing may not actually be due to the t. M., but to other reasons, possibly such as a baseline. ...Read more

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Hi my son ( 6 year old ), who has thalassemia minor, has reticulocyte count of 7. Is it normal for somebody of this age withthalassemia minor.?

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my son ( 6 year old ), who has thalassemia minor, has reticulocyte count of 7. Is it normal for somebody of this age withthalassemia minor.?

No: A high reticulocyte count suggests that there is some destruction of red blood cells and the bone marrow is doing extra work replacing them.This is not seen with thal minor alone.Something else is going on.Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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After conceive is it possible to know is my baby affected or carrier by thalassemia? Bcoz i've beta thalassemia minor and my husband have e trait.

After conceive is it possible to know is my baby affected or carrier by thalassemia? Bcoz i've beta thalassemia minor and my husband have e trait.

Possible: More information is needed about your and your husband's genetic make up to know if the baby will inherit it, but to answer "possible or not" i will say "possible" until further data is presented. ...Read more