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Can you receive the h1n1 vaccine if you have thalassemia minor?

Can you receive the h1n1 vaccine if you have 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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...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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Could thalassemia minor develop into major?

No: Trait--thal minor means the patient got one gene; thal major is a "major" illness, receiving a thal gene from each parent--infants and children have major complications requiring monthly transfusions, probable splenectomy. Speak to your doctor for additional details. ...Read more

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Any symptoms associated with thalassemia minor?

Any symptoms associated with thalassemia minor?

Most R asymptomatic: Thalassemia minor seldom produces any direct symptoms. It is often picked up by random blood testing for unrelated issues with the detection of small red cells and mild anemia. Often patients are given iron supplements initially with the assumption there is an iron deficiency & testing for thalassemia is done after the iron does not help. ...Read more

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Could thalassemia minor develop into major thalessemia? If so, how?

No: Thalassemia minor and major are genetic alterations, present from development, as a fetus. Minor can not progress to major. Please speak with your physician to determine if you have Thal minor. Thal major requires lifelong transfusions. Hope you are okay. ...Read more

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Is it safe to marry a thalassemia minor patient?

Yes, but: Yes, but you should be tested to know your status if you plan to have children. The thalassemia minor won't hurt you at all. If your partner has thalassemia minor (i.e. Thalassemia trait), i would bet they are fine and have no issues. If you also have thalassemia trait, there is a chance you could have a baby with thalassemia (disease). You should see a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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Can you donate blood if you have alpha thalassemia minor?

Possible: It mainly depends on the status of anemia at the time when the individual with Alpha thalassemia minor present at donation (hemoglobin higher than 12.5 or hematocrit at 38 or higher). You also need to comply to other criteria as qualified blood donor which vary between states in the us. ...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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Thalassemia (Definition)

Thalassemia is sever anemia,it ...Read more