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Doctor insights on: Beta Thalassemia Trait

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Are hb s levels elevated with beta thalassemia trait?

Are hb s levels elevated with beta thalassemia trait?

No: With beta thalassemia trait alone, no hemoglobin s should be detected. If hemoglobin s is being detected in addition to beta thalassemia trait then the patient has a form of sickle cell beta thalassemia disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Engel
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Thalassemia (Definition)

Thalassemia is a genetic condition in which the oxygen carrying hemoglobin molecule is altered by genetic mutations. This leads to symptoms of anemia include fatigue, pallor, ...Read more


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Can i donate blood if I have beta thalassemia trait?

Can i donate blood if I have beta thalassemia trait?

Yes: As long as you meet the donor requirements for donation, then having beta-thalassemia is not a criterion for exclusion. However, females with beta-thalassemia trait rarely meet the donor criterion of hemoglobin of 12 gm/dl and are frequently deferred. ...Read more

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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

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Can a person with beta thalassemia trait be a blood donor?

Can a person with beta thalassemia trait be a blood donor?

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 more

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Dear Dr I hv beta thalassemia trait. Lived with terrible lethargy all my life. Anyway I can overcome this problem?

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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

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My 6 yo had appt w/ hematology. Results show elevated ldh, elevated retic and increased hgb F. Is this consistent 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?

Other ideas: There are a variety of mild hemoglobinopathies that might be a better fit. I am glad Junior is going to get his workup so he can make informed choices as an adult. Best wishes. ...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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What will be the result of our current and future baby bcoz my husband have e trait and i've beta thalassemia minor.

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