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Blood test for pre-wedding purpose: Boy ( 29 Yrs )

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Dr. Shinas Hussain

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Posted on Sat, 5 Jan 2019 in Blood Disorders
Question: Blood test for pre-wedding purpose:

Boy ( 29 Yrs ) : "Consistent with Beta Thalassamia Carrier State". Hb 12.5, RBC 7.08, MCV 61.9, MCH 17.7, RDW 17.3, HbF 0.4%, HbA2 5.3%,

Girl ( 27 Yrs ) : "Chromatogram does not reveal any evidence of Beta Thalassaemia or Haemoglobinopathy and their carrier state". Hb 14.0, RBC 4.60, MCV 98.3, MCH 30.4, RDW 13.9, HbF 0.7%, HbA2 2.8%

Dear Doctor,

Please advise the suitablity of this marriage negotiation. Is it ok with proceeding for a happy marriage life?

Regards,

Manas B.
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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You can safely proceed with marriage.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
The beta thalassemia carrier state is simple a genetic state and does not experience any health issues. Your children also won’t be affected.
You can safely proceed with marriage.
Wishing all the best.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Shinas Hussain 1 hour later
Dear Doctor,
Thanks for the reply.
Would you please suggest any corrective actions to be adopted by the boy whose Hb level is 12.5.
Is it a symbol of animic metabolism?
We seek your advice on the matter.
Regards
Manas Banerjee XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
As of no treatment is required.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query,
The only problem that thalssemia carriers experience is mild anemia,
In this case 12.5 is quite normal and no treatment is required.
If the hemoglobin falls below 11, he can take iron suppliments.
Include more iron rich foods like green leafy vegetables in his diet.
Wishing all the best.
Thanks
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