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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. Lawrence Kessler
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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

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Can an e beta thalassemia minor boy and a normal girl give birth a normal offspring?

Can an e beta thalassemia minor boy and a normal girl give birth a normal offspring?

Yes: It will depend on which of the genes resposible are passed or not at conception. There is only about a 25% chance. ...Read more

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My husband have e trait and I've beta thalassemia minor. We have 1 child so where we'll go a child specialist or a hematology? When we'll test our baby?

My husband have e trait and I've beta thalassemia minor. We have 1 child so where we'll go a child specialist or a hematology? When we'll test our baby?

Pediatri Hematology: If you need a specialist go to a pediatric hematologist
or you can consult babies pediatrician as testing can be done by anybody
and if the test is abnormal can be referred to a pediatric hematologist. ...Read more

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Should you go ahead and get the h1n1 vaccine for your child if they have alpha beta thalassemia minor?

Should you go ahead and get the h1n1 vaccine for your child if they have alpha beta thalassemia minor?

Yes: Thalassemia minor is not a problem with any of the routine childhood or adult vaccinations. The vaccine benefits, and any uncommon side effects, should be the same in normal people as in thalassemia carriers. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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After delivery my current hemoglobin rate is only 8.00.Is it dangerous for me? Now what will I do? I've beta thalassemia minor.

After delivery my current hemoglobin rate is only 8.00.Is it dangerous for me? Now what will I do? I've beta thalassemia minor.

Nothing: With thalassemia minor you have always been anemic. Eat normally and add a little vitamins with iron for support but you will never have the same hemaglobin as someone without thalassemia. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy for me to masturbate often (once per day) if I have beta thalassemia minor?

Yes: Beta thalassemia minor (trait) does not cause anemia sufficient enough to lead to loss of ability to perform any task. It will not affect sexual performance. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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. ...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

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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

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I have thalassemia minor (beta thalassemia) and my fiance also has traits of beta thalassemia... Can we have normal children?

I have thalassemia minor (beta thalassemia) and my fiance also has traits of beta thalassemia... Can we have normal children?

Find out: Your fiance needs to be tested as well and you both need to sit down with a genetic counselor in any case. It's not just "can we have normal children? " the real question, "do we want to knowingly run the risk of 1 out of 4 of each of our children being born with a god-awful case of beta-thal major? What are our options? Are they acceptable to us? " this is a very grave matter. ...Read more

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I am having a heavy amount of rectal bleeding during pregnancy. What could be a cause? Should I be worried?

I am having a heavy amount of rectal bleeding during pregnancy. What could be a cause? Should I be worried?

Hemorrhoids likely: During late pregnancy hemorrhoids can and do occur and bleed. However, there are other possibilities including polyps, infectious colitis etc. That need to be considered based on exam and history. Speak with your pcp or ob. ...Read more

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Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. How much is normal?

Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. How much is normal?

Very little: Vaginal spotting in early pregnancy can be due to implantation bleeding from the fertilized ovum. Vaginal bleeding otherwise, can indicate several problems. Please call your OB for assessment. ...Read more

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How can one differentiate between a normal period and bleeding during pregnancy?

How can one differentiate between a normal period and bleeding during pregnancy?

Pregnancy test: Easy. Take a test. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Heard abt women bleeding during pregnancy being common. Should I test if I got 2 periods since incident? Both came 10 days late but normal w/ cramps

Heard abt women bleeding during pregnancy being common. Should I test if I got 2 periods since incident? Both came 10 days late but normal w/ cramps

Can do preg. Test: If a woman has a regular normal period after sex, then she is not pregnant. If she cannot be certain that her bleeding was a normal period, then she could possibly be pregnant. A urine pregnancy test (available in stores everywhere) done 3 weeks after the last time she had sex will give the answer. Be sure to read the instructions and do the test correctly. ...Read more

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Does bleeding during pregnancy mean the cervix is slightly open?

Vag bleeding/preg: No- could be closed or open. You need to be examined buy doc. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause bleeding during pregnancy?

Can a UTI cause bleeding during pregnancy?

Yes: The bladder is a next door neighbor to the uterus and when inflamed can cause bleeding from the lining of the bladder (hemorrhagic cystitis) or irritation to the uterus and pelvic cavity. ...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. Craig MacArthur
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Beta Thalassemia (Definition)

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