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Can a normal & healthy person may marry with e beta thalassemia , safely?????

Can a normal & healthy person may marry with e beta thalassemia , safely?????

Yes: If you do not carry the gene in any way, any children will be carriers. HbgE/beta thalassemia is a disease that can be mild or severe. The best way to ease your mind is to seek genetic counseling. All the best. ...Read more

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Can i marry to minor thalassemia person...While I do not have any thalassemia?

Can i marry to minor thalassemia person...While I do not have any thalassemia?

Sure: Thalassemia is generally a recessive trait, though through the vagaries of genetics your children could still be affected, but much less likely so. Thalassemia usually doesn't cause significant harm, but does need to be identified and counseling done regarding future labs. So if you love the guy, probably going to be worth it! ...Read more

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Person have thalassemia, what food should be taken?

I'm not aware...: Of a thalassemia specific diet. A few thoughts though. A balanced diet is advised for anyone. Thalassemia pts can have ineffective erythropoiesis, and more rapid red cell turnover. Thus a folate (folic acid) supplement could be warranted. Also, pts often have more robust fe absorption, so monitoring may be warranted. You should be followed by a hematologist or a primary provider comfortable w/ thalassemia. ...Read more

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Could a person on their 20's have any chance of living with beta thalassemia major?

Yes: It's a horrible disease but the newer remedies are helping these folks live longer and better. ...Read more

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Can a person with alpha thalassemia marry someone with beta thalassemia safely?

Can a person with alpha thalassemia marry someone with beta thalassemia safely?

Yes: Marriage is no problem. Getting pregnant, however, may not be recommended if they have moderate or severe thalassemia. If they have only "trait", they will be fine if their children only inherit "no trait" or "trait from either mom or dad". If a child inherits "trait" from both mom and dad, the child might have a problem. A geneticist and hematologist can give more details for individual cases. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to have sickle cell and thalassemia at the same time?

Is it possible for a person to have sickle cell and thalassemia at the same time?

Yes: Coincidental alpha-thalassemia and sickle cell anemia are common in my patients. Also, sickle-beta-thalassemia is a common form of sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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What blood test should be done to detect if a person is thalassemia-major or minor?

Hgb A2 and Hgb F: Thalassemia is a genetic disease and depending of the genetic type it will be major or minor. Anemia is severe plus others serious symptoms, splenomegaly, growth retardation, abnormal bone marrow.The level of serum bilirubin, iron and ferritin are elevated. Bone marrow study reveals market erythroid hyperplasia. The minor type has a benign course. Complete blood count is an important test also. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a person have both sickle cell anaemia and thalassemia at the same time?

Yes!: Sickle cell and beta thalassemia both affect the same part of hemoglobin. If you inherit a sickle gene from one parent and a thalassemia gene from the other, you have sickle/b-thalassemia. The severity depends on whether the thal gene works a little (b+) or not at all (b0). Sickle cell and Alpha thalassemia are inherited independently; you can inherit both from the same parent or one from each. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to have both sickle cell anaemia and thalassemia at the same time?

Is it possible for a person to have both sickle cell anaemia and thalassemia at the same time?

Yes: The mutations causing sickle cell disease and beta thalassemias both occur in the beta hemoglobin gene. There are many people who have one copy of beta hemoglobin with the sickle cell mutation, and the other copy carries a beta-thalassemia mutation. Depending on the combination, symptoms can vary. For a nice summary, see: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/facts.Html. ...Read more

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