What are the symptoms of thalassemia patient?

What are the symptoms of thalassemia patient?

Thalassemia signs and symptoms can include:

  • Fatigue.
  • Weakness.
  • Pale or yellowish skin.
  • Facial bone deformities.
  • Slow growth.
  • Abdominal swelling.
  • Dark urine.

Does thalassemia minor have symptoms?

People with thalassemia minor don’t usually have any symptoms. If they do, it’s likely to be minor anemia. The condition is classified as either alpha or beta thalassemia minor. Even if thalassemia minor doesn’t cause any noticeable symptoms, you can still be a carrier for the disease.

How do I know if I have thalassemia carrier?

You can find out if you’re a carrier of thalassaemia by having a simple blood test. The NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme also has detailed leaflets about being a beta thalassaemia carrier or a delta beta thalassaemia carrier.

What does a CBC look like with thalassemia?

With beta thalassemia, a CBC is done to measure the amount of hemoglobin and the number and the size and shape of red blood cells, which are fewer in number and smaller in size than in normal individuals. Red blood cells may also be pale in color (hypochromic) and of varying shapes.

Does thalassemia skip a generation?

Thalassemias are inherited conditions — they’re carried in the genes and passed on from parents to children. People who are carriers of a thalassemia gene show no thalassemia symptoms and might not know they’re carriers. If both parents are carriers, they can pass the disease to their kids.

Does thalassemia minor affect periods?

Puberty may be delayed or progress abnormally in teenagers with thalassemia, due to iron build up impairing the function of the pituitary gland. This may lead to complications such as: Absence of menstruation, known as amenorrhea.

What is the life expectancy of someone with thalassemia?

What is the life expectancy of someone with thalassemia? “Most thalassaemia patients would live up to the age of 25 to 30 years. Improved facilities will help them live up to the age of 60,” said Dr Mamata Manglani, head of pediatrics, Sion hospital.

What is thalassemia, types, risks, signs, symptoms?

A pale and listless appearance

  • Poor appetite
  • Dark urine (a sign that red blood cells are breaking down)
  • Slowed growth and delayed puberty
  • Jaundice (a yellowish color of the skin or whites of the eyes)
  • An enlarged spleen,liver,or heart
  • Bone problems (especially with bones in the face)
  • What are the chances of getting thalassemia?

    – 25% chances that your baby has a severe case of thalassemia – 25% chances that your baby is neither the carrier nor has any associated disease – 50% chances that your baby is an asymptomatic carrier

    How do you diagnose thalassemia?


  • Shortness of breath
  • A fast heart beat
  • Headache
  • Leg cramps
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Pale skin
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