Thalassemia Minor

Thalassemia minor or Beta thalassemia minor is an inherited disorder caused due to damage to one specific gene, and the individual possesses a 50 percent chance of passing it to their children. This condition causes a less severe form of anemia. No treatment is required but to combat the fatigue due to the anemia, a healthy diet and regular exercise will be helpful.

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Can thalassemia minor be inherited?

Query: Hi doctor,My girlfriend has a 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. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Thalassemia inheritance is 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 anal...  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. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Could my blood disorder cause any complications for my baby?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a query regarding fetal blood complications when both parents have minor blood disorders. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your husband is thalassemia minor, and you do not have that trait, so the chances of this minor disorder passing into a baby are 50%, and there are no chances that the baby will have thalassemia major. Therefore, th...  Read Full »

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. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 thalassemia ...  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. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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, I ...  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. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 on the baby? Are any tests required to be done to ensure any problem in the future? Is there any sol...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry about the same blood group. It will not create any problems during pregnancy or for the child. However, if you are a relative, then genetic counseling is needed. Rule out thalassemia minor before conception. Hope this will help you. Get back with mor...  Read Full »

Does my blood smear report suggest thalassemia or microangiopathic hemolytic anemia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am attaching my latest blood smear report that shows I have schistocytes. I did not have them initially, so I repeated my blood tests to confirm, and they were not there the next time. However, I always had elliptocytes in my blood. I have been taking folic acid supplements as sugge...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your reports point towards thalassemia minor (or carrier) or recovery from iron deficiency. In addition, there are some allergic conditions that are rais...  Read Full »

Can my fatigues and weakness be due to anemia?

Query: Hello doctor, Please find the attachment of my blood report. I am concerned that I may be suffering from anemia. I have had fatigue and weakness for many months. I also have a tingling feeling in my legs and hands.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are not having anemia as per the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your Hb level is within the limit. So, you do not require treatment for anemia. You can have thalassemia minor or a similar condition in which the RBC (red blood cell) cou...  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 »

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