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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

Dr. Craig MacArthur
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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 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'm going to marry with my cousin who does not have any thalasemia, while I have b thalassemia minor, will our children have serious problem?

I'm going to marry with my cousin who does not have any thalasemia, while I have b thalassemia minor, will our children have serious problem?

Possibly: It is estimated that we all carry at least 4 autosomal recessive genes to conditions that may involve metabolic or other problems like cystic fibrosis.Conditions that hide in the recessive state but can be deadly when two carriers produce an affected child. Cousins are less likely than siblings to have defective kids. In many places it is illegal for sibs and cousins to marry for this reason. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person with thalassemia minor to follow a vegan diet?

Is it safe for a person with thalassemia minor to follow a vegan diet?

Yes, but.....: You need to find ways to get yourself the extra iron you need. You have to eat a LIT of dark green leafy veggies such as spinach and greens to make up for the iron you're not getting from meats. You may need to consider adding a vitamin WITH IRON to your diet. Have your physician check your hemoglobin or ferritin at least yearly. ...Read more

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Whether a normal girl can marry a patient with thalassemia minor? If yes, can they lead normal married life? Your advise on such marriage, please.

Yes: Thalassemia is a genetic disorder. If both partners have the trait they are more at risk of having a child with thalassemia minor and major. With only one partner carrying the trait the risk are greatly reduced. ...Read more

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My eyelashes are falling when I wash my face in the morning. I stopped using mascara for months but no effect. I hve thalassemia minor also. Any tips?

My eyelashes are falling when I wash my face in the morning. I stopped using mascara for months but no effect. I hve thalassemia minor also. Any tips?

Get checked: Hair loss can be due to thyroid problems, among other things. Get checked out by your doctor with appropriate exam and labs. Let us know if anything is found. Make sure you eat a variety of fruits and veggies. Hypoallergenic (fragrance-free) cosmetics, soaps, lotions and detergents might be worth trying to. Any new supplements? Any foods, meds & such that you've started or increased lately? ...Read more

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Could thalassemia minor symptoms appear when adult?

Could thalassemia minor symptoms appear when adult?

Unclear: I'm not sure what symptoms you're attributing to thalassemia minor. Most patients with minor forms of thalassemia are asymptomatic throughout life. If you have developed worsening symptoms of any sort I suggest you have them evaluated by a physician rather than just attributing them to your thalassemia. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Engel
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Thalassemia (Definition)

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