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Thalassemia major patient. Getting irregular period. Thyroid and ultrasound normal. What should be done?

Hi, I am thallasimia major patient and got irregularity in my periods from last 6-7 years though it got started at right time and in a right way. I got it first time around 10-11 years back, at the age of 14. Now from last 2 years i didn t get it at all. I went through certain hormones, thyroid , ultrasound and etc. tests but their reports are normal. Now i have done TB Gold test as prescribed by my doctor. Now it s report came out to be undeterminate. Please advise me what should i do next?
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The primary symptoms of thalassemia are a result of anemia, a decreased number of healthy red blood cells. The following are the most common symptoms of anemia. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. The symptoms may include, but are not limited to, the following:
•     pale skin, lips, hands or under the eyelids
•     increased heart rate (tachycardia)
•     breathlessness, or difficulty catching a breath (dyspnea)
•     lack of energy, or tiring easily (fatigue)
•     dizziness or vertigo, especially upon standing
•     headache
•     irritability
•     irregular menstruation cycles
•     absent or delayed menstruation (amenorrhea)
•     jaundice, or yellowing of skin, eyes, and mouth
•     enlarged spleen or liver (splenomegaly, hepatomegaly)
•     slow or delayed growth and development
Children who carry a single thalassemia gene are said to have “thalassemia trait.” These children are generally healthy and do not require any treatment.
Thalassemia intermedia causes less severe symptoms than thalassemia major. This can make it difficult to diagnose because it may resemble other forms of anemia.
Thalassemia major causes the most severe anemia and requires ongoing treatment and regular blood transfusions.

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