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Mother Father Thalassemia
If the mother is alpha and father is beta thalassemic, can their children be free from thalassemia?
If one parent has beta thalassemia, what are the chances that their baby could inherit the condition?
Depends: If one parent has beta thalassemia major, and the other parent has none, then their children should all be carriers. If the other parent is a carrier then about half their children will be carriers and half have disease. If one parent has beta thal minor (carrier), and the other parent has none, then about half their children will be carriers and half will be normal. A geneticist can give details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The normal parent will give his or her normal gene to their baby. That means the baby will have one abnormal and one normal gene, meaning the baby would be a "carrier" of one bad gene and not suffer the actual disease. The only way the baby would end up with 2 abnormal genes is if the gene from the normal parent got altered by a new mutation... Which is unlikely to happen. ...Read more
Have chest pain burning and heavy, heart pounds and races have Thalassemia unknown type from 1 parent what could be wrong, have had xray EKG bloodtest?
A 4 month old's hemoglobinopathy test is indeterminate. Mother is fa and father is aa ( both normal). Is the baby atrisk?
Not likely: This is a bit unusual. In a condition known as hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin (hpfe) there is an elevated amount of fetal hemoglobin present. This is reported as af, as there is always more HGB a than f present, unless you have thalassemia trait as well. If mom is not anemic, shouldn't be a problem. Not sure what testing was done to demonstrate that dad is aa rather than a/thal though. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Women inherit their mothers body type but can also inherit the body of women on fathers side. Which is more common? Can you inherit from both sides?
Big gene pool: It is a big gene pool and some genes that you have do not necessarily manifest themselves. Any combination is possible. ...Read more
My father has diabets. My mothers father has diabets. What are the chances of me having diabets too?
My father and mother are always fighting. It has been going on since I was very young. I am now 27. How can I help them?
Help Yourself: You cannot help them. You can only help yourself by not getting int he middle of their drama; setting good boundaries that protect your sanity or safety. You can express you love and concern and wish them therapy. But, you cannot fix them or change them. Nor did you cause their life choices/behaviors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I turned 16 a few months ago, my height is 5.10 and I only recently passed my father will I grow any taller ? (My mother is Average height)
Any growth last yr.?: If there was some growth in the past 6-12 months, then there should still be some growing left. If no growth in the past year, then growth has finished. One's pediatrician tracks annual heights on the growth chart. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. ...Read more
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