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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
My 6 yo had appt w/ hematology. Results show elevated ldh, elevated retic and increased hgb F. Is this consistent with beta thalassemia trait?
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
If anemic, no: The red cross won't let people who are anemic donate blood. People are checked for anemia at their screening for blood donation, and if your hemoglobin is less than 12.5 they will not allow you to donate blood. Not everyone with beta thalassemia trait is anemic, so there is a chance that you may pass the screening. However, if you know that you often have a low hemoglobin, expect to be turned away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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