Hemoglobin Electrophoresis

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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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 pain. I am suffering since last two months.  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have severe anemia (attachment removed to protect patient identity) which 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 more det...  Read Full »

Can you please go through my electrophoresis report and tell me if I have thalassemia minor?

Query: Hi doctor, Could you please go through my reports and tell me if I have thalassemia minor? I have attached my electrophoresis test reports. Some of the values in the report are Hb F - 0.8 %, Hb adult - 66.0 %, Hb A2 - 30.8 % and other non-specific - 2.4 %.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the report attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the Mentzer index is not below 13. Usually, in thalassemia, it is below 13. Hb A2 (hemoglobin A2) level is raised, which is seen in beta thalassemia minor as well as in hemoglobin E hemogl...  Read Full »

Is it rare to see sickle cell anemia and beta thalassemia 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 Patil

Hematologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 the diseases are prevailing. Actually, the severity of sickle cell disease comes down by elevation of HbF (fetal ...  Read Full »

Why is my daughter's hemoglobin level low?

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. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anemia can have many causes. Iron deficiency is one of them and very common. 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. If she ever required a blo...  Read Full »

Can same group people marry and have healthy children?

Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to marry a boy who is known to me. But we have the same blood group B positive. Can we have a problem in having children? Or any other health problems? Please clarify my doubt. If a problem is present, give me a solution to avoid it.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The same blood group people can marry and can produce a healthy child. Do not get worried as far as the blood group is concerned. If you both are relative, then genetic counseling before conception is advisable. You can rule out hemoglobinopathy by HB (hemoglobin) elect...  Read Full »

Will marrying a girl of same blood group create any problems in having children?

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. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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

Query: Hello doctor, Me and my wife blood group are same A positive. And my wife is five months pregnant. I want to know that is there any problem with our baby?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

My son has hbE trait. Does it pose any threat?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 1 year 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 which, we are giv...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: There is nothing to worry. 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 the female t...  Read Full »

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