I am a 22-year-old female and I have a minor beta thalassemia (heterozygous) which is supposed to be asymptomatic but I am very pale. This makes me extremely insecure especially when people keep pointing it out. Every day I get at least two people asking me what is wrong with me and why do I look so pale and sick. I could be feeling really good and energized but look like a zombie from the outside. Please tell me if I can correct this and look healthy? I am not married and do not have kids and my period is regular and a bit heavy.
Welcome to icliniq.com.
In thalassemia minor patient, Hb (hemoglobin) usually remains around 10-11 gm/dl. It is hemolytic anemia and so extramedullary erythropoiesis occurs in the bone marrow (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, the mandible is also affected and become prominent. Low Hb is also present, hence people might notice you. You can be prescribed Iron tablet like Ferrous ascorbate for your Hb improvement.
Consult nearby hematologist for examination and get your prescription. Thalassemia minor people can live normally and before marriage check your husband thalassemia minor report to avoid thalassemia major child.
For more information consult a hematologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/hematologist
Was this answer helpful?|
Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!
.. explain you about beta thalassemia trait. It is good that you are aware of using online health portal. Beta thalassemia trait is the heterozygous condition and the patient can live a normal life. If nutrition is not maintained properly and if any ... Read fullI have anemia with low ferritin level. Can it be cured with diet and supplements?
Can it be cleared by taking diet and iron supplements ... Your symptoms are suggestive of iron deficiency anemia ... Read fullIs it too risky for me to marry someone with sickle cell trait if I have beta thalassemia trait?
But, will the symptoms be severe or mild or that of a carrier with very slight symptoms, that he/she will not need blood transfusions at all ... Read full
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask a Hematologist Now