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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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Dr. Michael Engel
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Thalassemia (Definition)

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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?

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