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Are Hb's Levels Elevated With Beta Thalassemia Trait
My 6 yo had appt w/ hematology. Results show elevated ldh, elevated retic and increased hgb F. Is this consistent with beta thalassemia trait?
Can a female with Hb H disease marry someone with beta thalassemia trait? What are the possible results in terms of genetics percentages?
Sure: Anybody can marry anybody. Since HgbH disease involves the alpha genes and beta thal minor involves the beta genes, I would not be concerned. However, you might do well to be certain that neither partner carries the other person's trait as well masked by what's already diagnosed. Sit down with a competent clinical geneticist. ...Read more
Yes, but unlikely: A person with beta thalassemia trait may be not anemic or mildly anemic. If he is not anemic, he can be a blood donor. However, since he has a more difficult time making hemoglobin (to make new red blood cells), he may not wish to be a blood donor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hv beta thalassemia trait. Lived with terrible lethargy all my life. Anyway I can overcome this problem?
Need more info: What is your hemoglobin level? Beta thalassemia trait usually does not cause severe enough anemia to result in lethargy. It is likely that there is some other explanation for your symptoms. It would be prudent to consult a doctor for an evaluation and to exclude depression. ...Read more
I'm 16, have PCOS,had long periods last month,recently got diagnosed microcytic hypochromic anemia & beta thalassemia trait. Are these all related?
I am in 8 weeks pregnancy and i have thalassemia minor and my husband have Beta thalassemia trait.So is there any problem in my pregnancy.
Depends what type u: depends on what kind of thallasemia minor you have,alpha or beta.If you have thallasemia beta minor,that makes you carrier of the bea thallasemia gene Thallasemia trait is same as thalassemia minor,carries gene for beta thallasemia You both have to tested if not already done, discuss with your Obstetrician about the outcome. If both carriers 1/4 chance of baby with Thallasemia,1/4normal,2/4 normal ...Read more
What will be the result of our current and future baby bcoz my husband have e trait and i've beta thalassemia minor.
See below: 25 % (1 in 4) chance with each pregnancy of having a child with HGB e/beta thal disease. It is a lifelong illness that can result in serious health problems. Possible outcomes with pregnancy: 25 % chance of having child w/hgb e trait 25 % chance of having child w/beta thal minor/trait 25 % chance of having child hemoglobin e/beta thal disease 25 % chance of having child w/o trait/disease. ...Read more
I've beta thalassemia minor and my husband have e trait. Is it necessary to test our baby? Is there any chances to get disease of our baby?
Not likely: Unless your infant is showing signs of anemia, you may do an hemoglobin electrophoresis at any time after several months of life. Fetal hemoglobin (normal) is usually present in decreasing amounts until around 18 months. Once the electrophoresis is done, you will know your baby's hemoglobin type. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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