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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
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
Offspring: A baby produced by the above union could have hemoglobin e beta thal minor. ...Read more
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
What will be the result of our current and future baby bcoz my husband have e trait and I've beta thalassemia minor.
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
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?
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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?
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
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
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
Should you go ahead and get the h1n1 vaccine for your child if they have alpha beta thalassemia minor?
My husband has beta thalassemia minor (BTM). My child is BTM as well. We want a second child. Can I take iron during pregnancy?
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
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
Not necessarily: Did you look at the website reference I sent? It is quite informative. You will be best served with a visit to a specialist to get all your questions answered. It is clear you are so worried about this, and it would be so much more reassuring to have a face to face visit with someone who can answer all your great questions. ...Read more
Not if just 1 trait: Having either beta thalassemia trait or sickle cell trait is a mild condition and should not cause symptoms to the point of making a person frequently ill nor shortening life expectancy. Having beta thalassemia major or sickle cell disease, or both sickle cell trait and beta thalassemia trait, usually causes severe enough chronic disease symptoms to shorten lifespan an uncertain amount. ...Read more
I have thalassemia minor beta trait. I am married to my 1st cousin. He doesn't have any trait of thal. What are the chances for us having normal kids?
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.
I have thalassemia minor. My question is, if my husband is normal can my child be born normal too?
Yes: If one parent has thalassemia minor, and the other parent has normal hemoglobin (not a carrier of Alpha thal, beta thal, sickle cell, etc...), then the children of the two parents will be normal (have normal hemoglobin), or close to normal (have thal minor). Thal minor generally doesn't cause symptoms. In rare cases, a new or additional mutation could occur and make the situation more complicated. ...Read more
Will thalassemia minor affect my boxing carrer? Please explain and what's the best cure for it...Thanks
You're fine: I'm a ringside physician and want to reassure you. This isn't something you need to treat, or can treat. It's a minor genetic variant. It won't affect your boxing. If you plan to marry and raise a family, be sure to know what can happen if you marry another person with your type of thal minor. ...Read more
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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