Hi,Shalu,thanks for query.There is no need to worry as long as one of the parent is negative for thalasmia major or minor.Your child can have problem if both the parents are thalesmia minor.Other wise there is not risk to you or child.bye.
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Thalassaemia is a hereditary disorder in which patient will have anaemia, enlarged spleen, and abnormality of bone marrow.
In treatment, patient will require blood transfusion for lifelong or bone marrow transplantation.
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Dr Vineet, my name is Daniel Nicolae from Romania. I contacted you because i strongly need your oppinion regarding my blood analysis interpretation. I am diagnosticated with thalassemia major since i was 9 months old. Before Nov 2008 my stats was good. 2 packs of blood every 4 weeks. My Hb level pre-trans 8-8.5, and after transf 10.5-11 ....sometimes even 12. Well in November i changed to my chelator from Desferal to Exjade. My ferritine level before exjade was around 2200. In the first weeks everything seemed to be fine. I was monitored weekly. After a few months i started to feel tired......I EVEN WAS SLEEPING IN THE AFTERNOON ( i almost never sleep in the afternoon). Then my Hb level started to drop. Before transf. my Hb level 6-6.5. I started to take 2 packs every 3 weeks. Still my post-transf Hb level doesn t pass 8.5-9 ...... AFTER 3 PACKS OF BLOOD WITH 220ml each! Then i changed to 3 packs every 2 weeks. The same result! Before transf Hb=6 and after 9 at most! My doctors didn t say anything! They even were frustrated that i asked for extra blood! They said to remove my spleen! In November 2010 doing some blood tests, my White Blood Cell counts were 3.2L ( normal range 4.0 - 9.0 ). Once i stopped Exjade, at my next blood tests my WBC=5.2L. My pre-trasnf. Hb level was now 7-7.5, and after transfusion 9.5-10 and even 11.6 after 3 packs of blood! Now i am on Desferal, as my chelator. But yesterday after my last transfusion my WBC was again 3.4L this time. I need to know what is happening to me, because my doctors only says that i should remove my spleen! I need your proffesional oppinion! Thank you very much! I will email my blood results from November, thouse with WBC = 3.2L at YYYY@YYYY if this is right, and specify that are mine!
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Hi, my grandmother is 90 years old and she has suffered with dementia for the past eight or nine months. My uncle is her caregiver and he abruptly removed her from her condo as a result of a doctor visit where the doctor told him that she should not live alone. He did not realize that she was on medication for a thyroid condition and had not given it to her in six months. She loss over forty pounds. The problem that we have now is that she is taking her thyroid medicine, but she refuses to eat. She was recently hospitalized for not eating and the doctor recommended either a feeding tube or a blood transfusion due to her being an anemic. My quesiton is how do I get my grandmother to eat? She is back home but she has bed sores and soreness of her back because she was in the hospital for almost three weeks.
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