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Minor Thalassemia with pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hi
User :   I have a minor thalassemia.
Doctor :  
User :   And right now I am 7 months preganant.
User :   at the same time my hb level drop down to 8.
User :   earlier it was 9.5.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Patients with thalassemia minor usually do not require any specific treatment
User :   but now by any means it is not increasing further
Doctor :  
During pregnancy
Doctor :  
it is usual
Doctor :  
because there will be something called
Doctor :  
as Hemodilution
User :   does it cause any complications during preganancy?
Doctor :  
You should it be maintained above 10 preferably
Doctor :  
Below 8 is something which requires immediate attention
User :   How could I increase that?
Doctor :  
I hope that you are on iron supplements
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
In case it is not helping, then other 2 options are
Doctor :  
Injection of iron supplement
Doctor :  
Blood transfusion

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