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Do people with alpha thalassemia trait commonly have intestinal problems?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

People with Alpha thalassemia trait are similar to regular people.
Some Alpha thal. Trait persons are mildly anemic, but the anemia is not enough to cause symptoms. A few people may be anemic enough to feel tired or have pallor (pale appearance). Intestinal problems, and other medical problems, can occur just as they occur in non-thalassemic persons.

In brief: No

People with Alpha thalassemia trait are similar to regular people.
Some Alpha thal. Trait persons are mildly anemic, but the anemia is not enough to cause symptoms. A few people may be anemic enough to feel tired or have pallor (pale appearance). Intestinal problems, and other medical problems, can occur just as they occur in non-thalassemic persons.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
ADHD & Autism

In brief: NO

Alpha thalassemia major the former is incompatible with extra-uterine life.

In brief: NO

Alpha thalassemia major the former is incompatible with extra-uterine life.
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
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