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My husband has beta thalassemia minor (BTM). My child is BTM as well. We want a second child. Can i take iron during pregnancy?

My husband has beta thalassemia minor (BTM). My child is BTM as well. We want a second child. Can i take iron during pregnancy?

Blood test: You should have your blood tested to see if you are anemic and to see if that anemia is caused by Iron deficiency. If so then Iron will be helpful. If not then Iron will not be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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Please tell me about the symptoms of e beta thalassemia minor.Spleenomegaly happend in e beta thalassemia minor?

Please tell me about the symptoms of e beta thalassemia minor.Spleenomegaly happend in e beta thalassemia minor?

Hgb E/beta+thal: Hemoglobin e/beta+ thalassemia is a genetic condition where the effects are highly variable. Some children do relatively well, with rare transfusions; others are transfusion dependent. Splenomegaly occurs. Problems with iron overload occur in some of these patients. These patients need to be followed by a hematologist. ...Read more

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Does beta thalassemia minor reduce life expectancy?

Does beta thalassemia minor reduce life expectancy?

Not Usually: People with beta thalassemia minor usually only have problems with mild anemia and are not typically considered to have a shorter life span than the general population. Beta thalassemia minor typically does not require any type of treatment or intervention and often goes undiagnosed. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers with scuba diving if you have beta thalassemia minor?

Are there any dangers with scuba diving if you have beta thalassemia minor?

Hematologist helps: A person with thalassemia minor can see a hematologist (blood specialist) doctor to ask about scuba diving. A couple of issues come to mind. One is "how anemic is the patient". If one is anemic, with low hemoglobin (the red stuff in blood), his blood cannot carry as much oxygen compared to normal people. Another is "how strongly is oxygen attached" to the patient's particular type of hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Could there be a relationship between lupus and beta thalassemia minor?

Could there be a relationship between lupus and beta thalassemia minor?

No: Lupus is not related to Alpha or beta thalassemias. The thalassemias cause "intrinsic" anemia, meaning the anemia is due to a problem inside the red blood cells. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and causes "extrinsic" anemia, meaning lupus is acting on the red blood cells from the outside and causing them to be destroyed. ...Read more

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I have beta thalassemia minor but recently i'm feeling pain in my all joint of body and also in muscles.Pls advice.

I have beta thalassemia minor but recently i'm feeling pain in my all joint of body and also in muscles.Pls advice.

Unrelated: Beta thal minor won't cause generalized muscle or joint pain. You need a proper workup by a rheumatologist now for any of the dozens of illnesses that can produce this. Rheumatologic disease is challenging for physician and patient alike, and i wish you the best. ...Read more

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Is it possible bone growth to resume if I have had hypothyroidism at 16 age with severe symptoms+heterozygous beta thalassemia minor.Now i am21 of age?

X-ray bone age: symp: Bone age for eval of growth potential when did patient start puberty-- what were the severe symptoms? Any transfusion history--usually for thal minor no transfusion needed. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a normal woman. can I marry a e beta thalassemia minor guy?

Yes: The simple answer is that you can marry whoever you feel is the right mate for you. You just need to understand the potential consequences of that decision. Are you planning on having children? If you are sure your blood is normal, no issue. Your children will have E trait or beta-thal trait, but nothing worse. If not having children, no problem; this condition should not shorten his lifespan. ...Read more

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If one e teait married with beta thalassemia minor then what their baby will be?

If one e teait married with beta thalassemia minor then what their baby will be?

Offspring: A baby produced by the above union could have hemoglobin e beta thal minor. ...Read more

Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy (Definition)

In the first trimester it can be evidence of increased risk of miscarriage. 50% of women who bleed in the first trimester will miscarry. Later in pregnancy it is usually evidence of cervical dilation or labor. It can also indicate a serious condition, so women with pregnancies beyond 24 weeks should be evaluated urgently if having any heavy ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more