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What are the symptoms of hgb e/beta thal disease of an infant. Please advice.

What are the symptoms of hgb e/beta thal disease of an infant. Please advice.

None to mild symptom: It is a form of beta thalasemia and is predominant in south east asia. It can be mild or severe presentation like
mild form has normal hemoglobin 9to12grms/dl abour15%of cases patients have no significant symptoms
moderately severe form babies are normal at birth and symptoms do not appear till age of 1year and can be irritability, shortness of breath and palor and slow growth. Some infants no sympt. ...Read more

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Hgb Ur Ql trace-intact mean?

Hgb Ur Ql trace-intact mean?

Several things: Hi. Either you're having intravascular hemolysis and hemoglobin's coming out in the urine, or there are red cells in the urine that measure as urinary hemoglobin. I'd recommend a urine analysis with microscopic evaluation to see if it's reproducible. If no RBCs in urine, Check serum free hemoglobin and haptoglobin, and have a pathologist look at a peripheral blood smear. Good luck! ...Read more

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My baby have hgb e/beta thal disease. Is it changeable in her life?

My baby have hgb e/beta thal disease. Is it changeable in her life?

Unlikely to happen: The only way to change this would be a bone marrow transplant from a compatible donor. ...Read more

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My 4 months baby have hgb e/beta thal disease. How she will survive? What type of problem she will suffer?

My 4 months baby have hgb e/beta thal disease. How she will survive? What type of problem she will suffer?

Anemia: She may need transfusions. You will be best served seeing a hematologist (blood specialist) for more complete information. I hope there is one near you. ...Read more

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My 4 months baby have hgb e/beta thal disease. Is it changeable in future? What will be in future? Please advice what we will do.

My 4 months baby have hgb e/beta thal disease. Is it changeable in future? What will be in future? Please advice what we will do.

See a hematologist: Symptoms vary from mild to severe anemia depending on thalasemia genetic mutation. Treatment is tailored to disease with transfusions likely if severely anemic. The condition is permanent but you and baby can cope. The baby needs to be under the care of a pediatric hematologist. ...Read more

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How do we know which baby will be suffered from hgb e/beta thal disease? Any chances about my 1st baby? Bcoz we are e trait and beta thalassemia couple

How do we know which baby will be suffered from hgb e/beta thal disease? Any chances about my 1st baby? Bcoz we are e trait and beta thalassemia couple

It's random: Each time you conceive a child, a random assortment of genes from each parent goes into making up junior's genome. This is basic biology but still often needs to be reviewed. It's good for folks with any thal variant to take enough folate, (folic acid) but you should be taking that iron if and only if you are actually iron deficient or clearly need to supplement. Glad you're learning and proactive. Good luck. ...Read more

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32wks and 5day pregnant n I have a blood work result of a low hgb 11.5, RBC 3.79, hct 35.4. is there a reason to worry myself is my baby goin to be ok?

32wks and 5day pregnant n I have a blood work result of a low hgb 11.5, RBC 3.79, hct 35.4. is there a reason to worry myself is my baby goin to be ok?

Looks normal: These levels do not seem particularly abnormal for a pregnant woman. Contact the ordering physician and ask what was abnormal and what your instructions are. They may want to start you on an Iron supplement for mild anemia. ...Read more

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My baby have hb e/beta thalassemia. After transfusion last month now my babies hgb is 9.10.Doctor said after 15 days to get transfusion. Pls advice.

My baby have hb e/beta thalassemia. After transfusion last month now my babies hgb is 9.10.Doctor said after 15 days to get transfusion. Pls advice.

Chronic problem: Is the doctor a specialist- hematologist? He/she is hopefully explaining this as you go. Your child will have chronic anemia and may need transfusions to keep the hemaglobin up. That can cause iron overload so that has to be handled as well. The ebeta thalassemia can be mild or severe and it is hard to know the severity of this in your child. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to have a baby after a vitrectomy for vitreous hemorrhage? Should I have concerns? Risks? Sickle cell retinopathy hgb-SC.

How long should I wait to have a baby after a vitrectomy for vitreous hemorrhage? Should I have concerns? Risks? Sickle cell retinopathy hgb-SC.

See MFM: Yes you should have concerns - not so much about the vitrectomy, but about the fact you have sickle cell SC and desire pregnancy. You are an excellent candidate for pre-conception counseling with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. This person can not only answer your specific question regarding your eye surgery, but optimize your body status before you conceive to reduce risk to you and baby! ...Read more

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At 4wks pregnant, WBC 14.3, RBC 3.40, hgb 10.7, hct 31.7. Will anemia this early in pregnancy hurt baby or increase chance of miscarriage?

At 4wks pregnant, WBC 14.3, RBC 3.40, hgb 10.7, hct 31.7. Will anemia this early in pregnancy hurt baby or increase chance of miscarriage?

No: It's common, very common, for women to have some anemia such as you have. If you take an iron pill with citric acid (orange juice to increase absorption) you should be fine. You can also try to increase iron by eating iron rich foods. It's always better if you can, to eat iron rich foods than take supplement. But will not increase risk for miscarriage or hurt baby unless hgb. ...Read more

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What food maks infant taller?

What food maks infant taller?

Interesting question: If your only reason for asking is just because you want your kid to be tall, then skip past what I say because it won't help you. If you're asking about food making an infant taller because you're interested in making the infant healthier, follow this link to livestrong:

http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/69870-kids-grow-taller/. ...Read more

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Do you recommend swaddling infants?

Do you recommend swaddling infants?

Briefly: Infants often settle better into sleep if they are swaddled because it returns them to the sameness of the womb. The random movement of arms and legs can be distracting to them. Yet it is important to gradually loosen the swaddling and get them into proper bed attire by a month of age. Babies can suffocate in their blankets. Sleeping in a onezie with no blanket, pillow or bumpers is recommended. ...Read more

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Which shots are not safe for infants?

Which shots are not safe for infants?

Be more specific: I know of no shots that are recommended for infants that are dangerous to them. If so they would not be used. If you read the stuff from the vaccine haters, understand that they have been at it forever. Ben Franklin was a skeptic about the smallpox vaccine, but his memoirs record his sadness that his failure to accept it cost him a son. ...Read more

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My infant has thrash what should I do?

My infant has thrash what should I do?

Thrush: Get some Nystatin suspension and paint out your childs mouth with 25 minutes after eating. If you are breat feeding make sure you wash your breasts and apply the Nystatin ointment. Ask your doctor for orescriptions. ...Read more

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When is itok for an infant to gethaircut?

When is itok for an infant to gethaircut?

Anytime you want: There is nothing inherently dangerous about getting hair cut. The person doing the cutting should be extremely careful with the scissors however, as babies are notorious for not sitting still when told to. Best to get some help. ...Read more

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What is the pain threshold for an infant like?

What is the pain threshold for an infant like?

It varies: Just like some of us cry with a paper cut and others don't even cry with a broken bone, babies have varying thresholds for pain. We know that babies that have lots of procedures done tend to have greater reactions to pain than those that have never had a shot or blood drawn. ...Read more

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What will happen if we stopped vaccinating infants, toddlers, and children?

What will happen if we stopped vaccinating infants, toddlers, and children?

Disease and death: We already see early signs of this after the vaccine haters misinformation campaigns. The rate of whooping cough in the country has risen from 2500/yr in the early 90's and rare if any deaths, to 40, 000 this year with more than 30 deaths. Keep it up and we will see lots of little headstones in graveyards again. ...Read more

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What is infant mortality?

What is infant mortality?

Infant Mortality: Infant mortality is the death of a child less than one year of age. It is measured as infant mortality rate (IMR), which is the number of deaths of children under one year of age per 1000 live births. ...Read more

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Why do infants get fevers?

Why do infants get fevers?

Infections: Fevers are part of your baby's way to fight off infections. But in infants, fevers can signal a serious infection, like an urinary tract infection or bacteremia, a bacterial blood infection. If your infant has a fever, he or she may need lab tests to determine if they are at risk for these infections. For older children, fevers are not as worrisome, unless they last for longer than 5 days. ...Read more

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Are eggs safe for infants?

Depends on situation: I don't feed infants egg white under 1yo as it can sometimes set up an egg allergy if offered too young. ...Read more

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Is infants snoring a concern?

Is infants snoring a concern?

It depends.: Depending on how severe the snoring is and whether it sounds like your baby stops breathing briefly, it could be a problem. Record audio and video of the snoring, then make an appointment with your baby's doctor to examine the baby; bring the recording with you so the doctor can evaluate it. Additional testing may be needed if the doctor feels the snoring is severe enough. ...Read more

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Can infant colic be treated?

Can infant colic be treated?

INFANT COLIC: Infant colic is common among boys lasting for 3 months. There are antispasmodic rx available like Levsin (hyoscyamine) gtts. You just have to ask your peds. ...Read more

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Is calahist safe for infants?

Is calahist safe for infants?

Not recommended: Calahist has a strong anti-itch medication which can be absorbed erratically in young children. I would not recommend it. It for use in children over 2 years old. ...Read more

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Methemoglobinemia in infants?

Methemoglobinemia in infants?

G6PD defeciency: Two possible causes. Exposure to nitrates (rare in infants) or g6pd deficiency which can also cause methemoglobinemia in infants. Baby would need metabolic work-up and a good history of toxin exposures. ...Read more

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Food for a 9 month old infant?

Food in infant: After 4 months of age it is safe to introduce all foods into an infant diet, but their are caveats. Only 1-2 new foods per week, and slowly at that to ensure no adverse reactions. Breast feeding is still recommended as 1st for first 4-6 months. If the child has eczema, there is a higher rate of food hypersensitivity. If unsure, speak with an allergist. ...Read more

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When can an infant have water?

When can an infant have water?

When starting sippy: A great time to give free water is when you start trying out the sippy cup at 6 months or so. Up until then pt should be getting nutrition through the bottle, either breastmilk or formula. Once pt start solids between 4-6 months and volume of milk goes down, can start giving a little free water (2-4 oz total) ...Read more