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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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 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 »

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 HbF - 0.8 %, Hb adult - 66.0 %, HbA2 - 30.8 % and other non-specific - 2.4 %.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

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 hemo...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 Channabasappa Patil

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 diseases are prevailing. Actually, the severity of sickle cell disease comes down by the elevation of the Hb...  Read Full »

My husband and I have the same blood group B negative. Will this affect our future progeny in any way?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 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 »

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. Nagasirisha Naredla

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 req...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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

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 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. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

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 »

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