Thalassemia Minor

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Kindly go through my blood report and suggest the type of thalassemia.

Query: Hi doctor,I have attached a report. I just want to know if this hemoglobin electrophoresis result is beta thalassemia minor or beta thalassemia intermedia or beta thalassemia major.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to HPLC report (high-performance liquid chromatography), you have attached, HbA2 raised and HbA decreased (hemoglobin A2 and A). Hence, it is suggestive towards thalassemia minor (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It does not look like thalassemi...  Read Full »

Can thalassemia minor be treated?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old male with a weight of 70 kilograms and a height of five feet six inches. I have a thalassemia minor and I would like to know the treatment for it. Please advise. How can I improve my health? I have paleness, hair loss, and rapid fatigue. I am taking Folic acid tablets an...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your history and complaints, there is no treatment for thalassemia minor currently but there are many treatments for thalassemia major and it is not needed for minor forms. Symptomatic treatment and supportive therapy are advised. To improve your health...  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. Parth R Goswami

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 »

Can thalassemia minor be inherited?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend has thalassemia minor trait and I am a healthy individual person. If I get married to my girlfriend, is there a risk of this trait for my future children? Please give me some advice. Thanks a lot.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Thalassemia inheritance is an autosomal chromosome related. In thalassemia minor, one gene is affected. There is a 50% risk in the next generation of having thalassemia minor, as you are completely normal. Chromosomal analys...  Read Full »

Husband has beta thalassemia trait and wife is not a carrier. Is it safe for the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I have done a pre-marital test with a prospective groom and he has beta thalassemia trait and I am not a carrier. Is it safe for pregnancy and child? His hemoglobin count is 13.1 and HbA2 is 5. How safe is this for child's health?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion for your asked question. If you are not having beta thalassemia minor then no need to worry. Your future child can have thalassemia minor. But no need to worry for trait of thalassemia minor. Thalassemia major is the dangerous one in which lif...  Read Full »

Is it safe to get pregnant with thalassemia minor?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I have thalassemia minor. Is there any problem in the future relating to pregnancy and delivery? Or is it fine to be pregnant at this age with thalassemia minor? Please reply. I dont have any problem now. My hemoglobin level keeps between 10 to 11 g/dL.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thalassemia minor female can get pregnant and can have a child with normal genome without thalassemia or there can be thalassemia minor in children. Thalassemia minor is not a major health disease and do not worry about that even though it is present in your future c...  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

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 »

In thalassemia minor, is HbA1c test a reliable one?

Query: Hi doctor, I am diabetic since last 9 years and thalassemia minor as well. Recently, the fatigue symptoms have increased, especially when I am not able to sleep properly. I am 45 years old. My height is 167.5 cm and weight is 85 kg. Being thalassemia minor, is my HbA1c test reliable to decide my dia...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The main ailment you are presently worried with is fatigue and sleeplessness or insomnia. Sleep affects our ability to think, react, remember and solve problems. I would like to know your sleep history. How long you have had sleep problem? For how many days at a stret...  Read Full »

Mine and my wife's blood group is B. Will it cause any problem in our married life?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife's and mine blood groups are the same. Both of our blood group is B. Will there be any problem in our married life?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two major blood group systems. ABO - According to this system, the blood group can be A, B, O, AB.  Rh system - According to this system, the blood group can be Rh positive or negative. You have not mentioned th...  Read Full »

Will there be any problem in pregnancy if the couple has same blood group?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old, and my wife is 19 years old. Our blood group is the same, and it is (B+) B positive. Here are my questions: Will there be any problem during pregnancy or any effect for baby? Any tests required to be done for ensuring any problem in the future? Is there any solutio...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about same blood group. It will not create any problem in pregnancy or the child. If you are relative, then genetic counseling is needed. Rule out thalassemia minor before conception. Hope this will help you. Get back with more query if you still have do...  Read Full »

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