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Hemoglobin Electrophoresis

Hemoglobin electrophoresis is a blood test that detects different types of hemoglobin in the blood. This test is done in patients having symptoms of blood disorder. Sometimes it is called hemoglobin evaluation or sickle cell screen. It is used in diagnosing anemia, sickle cell disease, and other hemoglobin disorders.

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My partner and I have the same blood group. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have A+ blood group. But, will marrying a girl of the same blood group (A+) create any problems in having children or they lead to a diseased child?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The same blood group people can marry and can produce a normal child. Check your both thalassemia minor report before marriage by HB electrophoresis, by HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography) method that is necessary. If you both are relative, then genetic cou...  Read Full »

I have weakness and fatigue with severe body pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, 18 years old, suffering from weakness, headache, body pains, back pain, stomach pain, and leg pains. Sometimes, not able to bear the pain. I am suffering for the last two months. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have severe anemia (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Severe anemia needs to be corrected urgently. Some of your symptoms can be attributed to the anemia itself. However, it is very important to identify the cause of such severe anemia. Please give me...  Read Full »

Kindly guide me based on the blood electrophoresis report.

Query: Hello doctor, My younger brother's blood electrophoresis report is HbA 61.5, HbS 34.5, and HbF 3.6. So kindly tell me the condition of the patient and precautions to be taken.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is suggestive of sickle cell plus beta thalassemia combination case. It can be sickle cell trait as well. For further confirmation, a molecular study can be done. As it is a homozygous condition, t...  Read Full »

My daughter's hemoglobin and ferritin levels are low. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3 years old daughter is diabetic since 1.5 years of age and she is also anemic. Sugar is not much a concern. Recently, we got her blood test done and her hemoglobin is 10 and serum ferritin is 1.71. I have given her Iron supplement for over eight months now. Since then, this is her thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Anemia can have many causes. Iron deficiency is one of them and very common. 2. There can be other causes, which require some other investigations like peripheral smear and vitamin B12 levels. But, low ferritin points towards low iron as the cause. 3. If she ever re...  Read Full »

What are the consequences of marrying a thalassemia minor patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister's partner is a Thalassemia patient. I would like to know if my sister marries him what will be the consequences? Will my sister suffer from that disease, or will it affect her child in the future?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern and will solve all your doubts. In the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), that guy suggests thalassemia minor. You need to investigate for thalassemia for your sister as well. Kindly investigate wi...  Read Full »

What causes splenomegaly in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from pain around the uterus. She is 16 weeks pregnant. Her doctor suggested for a urine test and ultrasound scan. Urine infection was detected and using medicines for it. But, the ultrasound scan report came as splenomegaly and low lying placenta. This is our second b...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which reveals a normal blood test with urine infection sensitive to Nitrofurantoin and two scans revealing a pregnancy with low lying or anterior placenta along with splenomegaly.Urinary...  Read Full »

Can sickle cell anemia and beta thalassemia occur together?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend is 26 years old. He has sickle cell anemia and thalassemia together. His recent spleen health was good and the proportion of blood and iron was moderate. He does not need to increase the blood. Is it rare to see these two together? What is the average life expectancy of these p...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerendra Channabasappa Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your description, your friend seems to be having sickle beta-thalassemia. It is common to see both these diseases together in communities where both diseases are prevailing. Actually, the severity of sickle cell disease comes down by the elevation of the Hb...  Read Full »

Will HbE trait cause any threat to my baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 1 year and 7 months old. He has hemoglobin E trait. We just got his hemoglobin electrophoresis done and it showed 73% hemoglobin A along with 27% A2 and E. Does this pose a threat? Otherwise, he is a healthy and active kid. He has a slight iron deficiency and for this, we are gi...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: There is nothing to worry about. As there is no associated thalassemia or other hemoglobinopathy, this is not to be worried about. In the future, during the marriage, he needs to look into hemoglobin electrophoresis of th...  Read Full »

Can same blood group of parents cause any problem to baby?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife and I had the same blood groups as A positive. And my wife is five months pregnant. I want to know, is there any problem with our baby?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The same blood group not at all lead to any problem in conception. Same blood group people can marry and can produce a normal child. So as far as same blood group concerned do not worry about that. But as a doctor I will advise you to check your wife thalassemia mino...  Read Full »

We have negative blood groups. Will it affect our progeny?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband and I have the same blood group that is B negative. If both partners have the same blood group, does it negatively impact the future progeny? Also, what other factors (other systems than ABO and Rhesus) must be considered before proceeding further? Please answer.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The B blood group is from the ABO blood grouping system; the negative is the Rh blood grouping system. You have a similar blood group, but this will not be a problem. You can get married. I suggest you both get ...  Read Full »

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