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Posted on Mon, 7 Aug 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: Hi,
My wife is having Beta thalessemia trait & she is 33 weeks pregnant. but I am clean and don't have any thalassemia.
So I wanted to know whether my baby will also have thalassemia or he will be a carrier??
and what does carrier means??
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No chance of thalassemia in your child

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Since you do not have thalassemia trait, therefore your baby will not have thalessemia and can be a carrier.
Carrier means that the baby will be having a defective hemoglobin gene, which will not have any effect on the baby's health.
However, when he/ she marries someone, then there is the possibility of thalassemia in their child, if the spouse has thalassemia minor.
There is no worry in your case.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Maternal and fetal medicine specialist
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