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Symptoms and detection of Thalassemia. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have heard that if both the parents are Thalesemia minor, the child can be a thalesamia major. Is it true?
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Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/No
User :   age - 26, Gender - M, Service, Single, Yes
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   yes chances are there
User :   How can it be ascertained whether one is Thalesemia major / minor, what are the symptoms and detection procedure
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Doctor :   People who have alpha or beta thalassemia trait can have mild anemia.
Doctor :   Slowed growth and delayed puberty
Doctor :   Thalassemia may make bone marrow or the spongy material inside bones that makes blood cells expand. This causes wider bones than normal. Bones also may be brittle and break easily.
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