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Newborn Screening G6pd Deficiency
Usually not...: If a baby is found to have g6pd deficiency on newborn screening, it usually means that the infant actually has it. The test can be falsely negative in certain circumstances, but a positive test is usually accurate. That being said, different states use different tests. I would 1st talk with your pediatrician about this, then they may refer you to hematologist to get guidance on living with g6pd. ...Read more
Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a! c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more
Ped cell lifespan: Red cells are made without nuclei & carry a limited set of enzymes to convert sugar to energy & maintain the cell wall for their 100 day lifespan. G6pd is an important enzyme for rbc energy production & if low, various meds or illnesses can trigger cell breakdown & drop the blood cell count. Knowing this ahead of time allows you to avoid certain meds &/or recognize the problem early. ...Read more
My pediatrician ruled out that my Lo has a breastfeed jaundiced, but her newborn screening shows that she's g6pd deficient as well, . Should we treat h?
G6PD: No treatment in general but need to know what food and medication she may need to avoid to keep her safe ...Read more
Pls help me my son had a born screen. How can we notice that my son have g6pd deficiency in what value. Thanks
Most are safe: From the time when babies are sitting to when they walk is a marvelous opportunity to introduce many flavors of foods (www. Drgreene. Com/colorin). Kids with g6pd deficiency should avoid fava beans. Some kids - depending on their variant - should also avoid blueberries (& yogurts containing them), soy, other legumes, some chinese herbs, or tonic water (not great for babies anyway). I love g6pd. Org. ...Read more
Hmmmm....: Nausea can be seen in patients with g6pd, just like anyone else but., this is not the first thing that I think of in a g6pd patient with nausea. If you are worried that you may have had an exposure that is precipitating a hemolytic crisis, you should see your dr. ...Read more
Best to talk with a: Pediatrician. This type of deficiency is very specific, and also involves staying away from certain drugs, medications, foods that are metabolized by this pathway, especially not using Tylenol (acetaminophen). So, the best approach is to speak to the pediatrician first, then get counseling from a nutritional consultant on the foods to stay away, websites available. ...Read more
Not likely: The back pain may be anything from muscle spasm to urinary issues. The confusion worries me. If you are confused, you must be seen immediately--in a clinic or er because you could be having a reaction to a medication or a blood sugar issue. Have you fallen or hurt yourself. Any jaundice or dizziness? G6pd is more associated with hemolytic anemia and jaundice. Infection may also be considered. ...Read more
There are no major problems with pressure exposure. The problem can be with travel where medications for travel and unusual foods might cause a risk for hemolysis. You should have medical info with you. Many of the great places to dive in the world are somewhat isolated.
For more info you can check with dan. They have a list of great resources. ...Read more
I have G6PD deficiency, One medical professional explained it could make me anemic, but another told me it could make my blood clot. Which is it?
Hemolytic anemia: Is the most common symptom. Hemolysis is the destruction of red cells by the body due to their fragility. In G6PD the red cells are sensitive to certain drugs or chemicals like anti-malaria drugs, aniline dyes, foods like fava beans or bitter melon and infections. Clotting is not usually a manifestation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
You don't: This is genetic, where your genetic code does not carry the information for you to make g6pd in normal amounts. This enzyme problem only effects those cells where this becomes an issue like the red cells. The enzyme helps the red cell maintain its cell wall integrity by assisting energy production. Without it the red cells can break down. You learn to avoid certain meds and foods and life can be ok. ...Read more
Yes: The g6pd test is a simple blood test that any regular lab can do. The result gives a percentage, so that 20% would mean the person has only 20% of the g6pd that an average normal person has. ...Read more
Yes: People throughout the world with G6PD deficiency eat chickpeas, falafel made from chickpeas, and hummus made from chickpeas. People with G6PD are not all the same, but have a varied range of severity. Chickpeas are legumes and theoretically may cause problems. A person who has had problems after eating chickpeas, and is sure that the problems are related to chickpeas, may avoid future chickpeas. ...Read more
Not necessarily true: G6pd deficiency is an inherited enzyme deficiency. The enzyme is involved in metabolism and anti-oxidant metabolism in red blood cells. Dietary triggers include fava beans and a variety of medications. Stress is not a well established trigger but it has been associated with worsening symptoms. In g6pd, red blood cells die due to the enzyme defect. As a result, stress can result in anemia. ...Read more
Vitamin K & C:
I have attached a link below which has a list of common drugs and food items that should be avoided and the associated risk of hemolysis if ingested. Hopefully this helps with other food items as well.
http://www. G6pd. Org/en/G6PDDeficiency/SafeUnsafe. Aspx ...Read more
Is there any problem with giving grapefruit juice or red graoefruit juice to a 19 months child. And if he has g6pd deficiency?
Lifelong: It can be mild (very common or severe. You may also learn to manage it. The real concern is what medicines you can take. Your physician needs to be advised about your past diagnosis. ...Read more
Can ask one's doctor: The usual worry is that patients with G6PD deficiency have a higher rate of breakage of their red blood cells if their bodies are undergoing a stressful event, thus leading to jaundice (pigments from broken red blood cells cause the jaundice color) and anemia (related to low red blood cell count). Haven't heard of amoxicillin or penicillin causing increased problems in G6PD-deficient patients. ...Read more
Girl or boy?: G6pd is an x chromosome-linked recessive condition. If your new baby is a boy, he has a 50% chance of also having g6pd (you are a carrier = one normal gene and one affected gene). If your new baby is a girl, she will not have g6pd (assuming the father does not have g6pd). ...Read more
Tough answer: Fresh cow's milk is safe. Do call one of the formula company in your area like mead Johnson and ask for specialized formula. No formula I know of is completely safe. Having said that all options out there like goat's milk, almond milk have their deficiencies. Sorry for this complex answer. Fava bean avoidance, extension of that would be all legume avoidance is a must. So Soy would be a general NO. ...Read more
Are there diff versions of G6PD deficiency? If so how these differences are established? By blood test may be?
G6pd is due to mutations in the gene. Like other genes there are multiple mutations that can produce the same end result. It is not a usual blood test by DNA analysis. You may consult this site for more details:
https://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency ...Read more
RBC disorder: It is an inherited enzymatic disorder of red blood cells. Most people have no symptoms. If you have it, Your red blood cells can hemolyze (break open) which can make you severely anemic and jaundice. You have to avoid certain foods and antibiotics if you have the deficiency. Complicated disorder to discuss in this forum. Here is information: http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/glucose-6-phosp ...Read more
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