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... emia I always supplemented with iron. I just had a baby 3 months ago, and during my pregnancy I got very frustrated trying to understand my body. I came across a thallasemia test that I had ages ago and a light went off. I had been told all these years to just take extra iron and yet it could possible harm me, no way!!! ... (0 replies)
... Does anyone know if there is a treatment for thallasemia minor. I'm 44 and have always been tired and lately it's gotten worse. I'm Italian and know for a fact I have thallasemia minor. ... (8 replies)
... Usually there is no treatment required for Thallasemia minor patients because this form presents with a mild anemia. ... (8 replies)

... The anemia that Greek people can carry the trait for is called thallasemia minor. ... (8 replies)
... e that mine is the very mild kind Thalassmia minor meaning that I test anemic, but it probably wont cause major health problems for me. Apparently there is also Thallasemia Intermediate and Thallasemia Major. Another name of Thallasemia is Cooley's anemia. ... (6 replies)
... I also have Thallasemia Beta, and had many of the symptoms you are describing for many years. They were eventually progressive and began to include pain and joint swellings. ... (0 replies)
Thalassemia
Jul 29, 2003
... say also that their Dr. claims there are no symptoms. My sons liver enzymes were abnormal for 5 years and suddenly went back to normal.His Dr. says he thinks the thallasemia has somehting to do with it. My husband has low blood platelets and has had a bone marrow biopsy, which was diagnosed with pre leukemia. ... (9 replies)
... Are you of mediteranean descent Joe? Italian? You may have what is known as "thallasemia minor". It's a form of anemia whereby your test results will say that you have more red blood cells and on the bottom may be printed, "bizarre, oval, poik". Remember that your body does not absorb iron if you have this. It won't kill you to take iron, especially if you follow a... (9 replies)
... I'm having a rough time figuring out why I'm so tired, given that I have 'nothing wrong' with me... But I've had a dx of beta thallasemia minor also known as beta thallasaemia trait. And I am EXHAUSTED all the time. ... (2 replies)
... Hello ... I have recently been diagnosed with MGUS which looks stable. I also have Beta thallesemia trait. I tend to run low in ferritin and have small red blood cells.) Could somebody tell me if there is a relationship between these two conditions? I would appreciate your input since very little is know about this. I hope you can enlighten me! (0 replies)
Thallesemia
May 31, 2013
... You posted this under thallasemia, so do you have a diagnosis of that type anemia? Low MCV is usually a sign of iron deficiency. High RDW is rather nonspecific and seen in different types of anemia. I would wonder what your hemoglobin, hematocrit, serum iron and ferritin levels are. If you are anemic, the cause of the anemia should be identified, as anemia is merely a symptoms... (3 replies)
... g so very tired that I don't know what to do. I am 68 years old and I shouldn't be anemic from all accounts. This happened 5 years ago and they said that I had Thallasemia which is a Mediterranian blood disorder. Were you ever checked for that? ... (6 replies)
... Thalassemia major was widely known for many, many years and it known by its original name -- Cooley's Anemia People would get this if both parents carried the anemia trait. Thalassemia Minor is when one parent carries the trait and it skips around family members. I have it, but mother had it, my sister doesn't. My one aunt doesn't and neither does any of her children... (8 replies)
... Thalassemia major people need a lot of blood transfusions and the body can get iron overload that way. (8 replies)
... Not according to my dr. my hemoglobin was 8.5 after I got 3 iron ivs it was 12 you need to know your ferritin level(stored iron) to know if your lacking iron.mine was a 2 If anything we need more iron because our red blood cells die faster than everyone elses. (8 replies)
... I was under the impression that you automatically have too much iron if you are thallasemic and that's why we can't take iron pills like everyone else. Perhaps not. (8 replies)
... I was both lacking iron and I also have thalassemia.Do you have both? (8 replies)
... I will think about trying the B-12. I'm afraid of needles but would rather do that then be this tired all the time. I will also get a complete blood work-up done. Thanks! (8 replies)
... There is nothing for Thalassemia Minor right now. And I'm alwaysssss tired because I have it compounded by Epstein Barr Otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndome. You have to watch the amount of Iron you take in because if you don't need the iron, your body will store it in organs its not suppose to be in. If you are that tired, you can ask your doctor for a round of... (8 replies)
... Hi everybody, I also had GB back in 2003, but I've been anemic since I was little, it runs in my family. It's an ongoing battle to get to the bottom of it all and it can be fustrating. I have had a new development which I'd figure I'd share cuz you never know if it might help someone else. During my last round of visits with my GYN late last year, she detected that I had 3... (10 replies)


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