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My daughter is 18 years old thalassemia child. She has been detected combs Direct positive. Kindly advise the treatmen. Thank you.

DM - Clinical Haematology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Hematologist, Durgapur
My daughter is 18 years old thalassemia child. She has been detected combs Direct positive. Kindly advise the treatme...
As she is thalassemic, so I think, she is receiving regular blood transfusion. The direct coombs test may become positive in many situations and treatment is completely different for those. First the test may give false positive report, if done within 3 weeks of last transfusion. If it is true positive, then we need to do indirect coombs test with specific card (3 card or 11 card) to know whether it is auto immune or allo immune in nature. For details evaluation you need to contact with immuno hematologist with very good transfusion medicine lab facility. You can contact in paid online consultation for further evaluation and management protocol. Thanks.
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I have does blood test which shows HB 7.7 of a special kind of 9 years, 2 days ago done an MRI with anesthesia. Tell me are the results fine or need to redo.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I have does blood test which shows HB 7.7 of a special kind of 9 years, 2 days ago done an MRI with anesthesia. Tell ...
Kindly update all the details (medical history - what the present complaints are and all the reports ). You can also talk to the doctor and discuss about the problems and know about the diagnosis. You can update the doctor's opinion / diagnosis here for clarification. You can also start Homeopathy after a detailed consultation. Homeopathy helps improve the Immunity and overall well-being. You can contact me for a private consultation.
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Hello sir/mam, I am suffering from low blood pressure and lack of blood this is because I am doing masturbation form last 1 year. Please help me that how can I gain my blood and what the time it take. And how can I prevent my low blood pressure.

NCCH & MCH
Homeopath, Raebareli
Hello sir/mam,
I am suffering from low blood pressure and lack of blood this is because I am doing masturbation form ...
You need to take few Homeopathic medicine for sometime or even months to restore it completely. For now provide me your CBC report as well as weight and BP records as well.
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Hi, My blood test shows I'm Anemia and my iron level is low Please suggest me what to do? I'm at risk knowing that I'm 64 in less than 2 weeks. Please suggest me

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi, My blood test shows I'm Anemia and my iron level is low Please suggest me what to do? I'm at risk knowing that I'...
Eat lean red meat: This is the best source of easily absorbed heme iron. Eat chicken and fish: These are also good sources of heme iron. Consume vitamin C-rich foods: Eat vitamin C-rich foods during meals to increase the absorption of non-heme iron. Try eating foods, such as citrus fruits or juice. Some foods can make it harder for your body to absorb iron. These include coffee, tea, milk, egg whites, fiber, and soy protein. Try to avoid these foods if you have iron deficiency anemia.
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Thalassaemia : How To Understand It?

MBBS, MD , DiP DIAB, FACP
General Physician, Bangalore
Thalassaemia : How To Understand It?
Thalassaemia, which is commonly referred to as thal, is a disorder of the blood which is inherited from the previous generation. This condition triggers the production of abnormal red blood cells in the body which in turn paves the way for chronic anaemia. Red blood cells play an indispensable role in carrying oxygen all through the body and hence any abnormality in this regard can result in thalassemia, the symptoms of which include, weakness all over the body, fatigue, faint and shortness of breath.

Understanding the type of thalassemia:
Thalassaemia is often thought to be an iron deficiency disease (anaemia), but can be differentiated with the aid of certain blood tests. This disease is a lifelong condition which requires efficient management. The type of thalassemia an individual is suffering from can be attributed to the number of faulty genes the person has inherited.

The two variants of thalassaemia are beta and alpha. In the case of alpha thalassemia, having one faulty gene would lead to no health problems while two faulty genes can cause mild anaemia. If there are three mutated genes, it will cause Haemoglobin H disease, and regular blood transfusions may be required. But an unborn child with four mutated genes will not be viable enough to survive the pregnancy.

The beta thalassaemia also comes in various forms. The beta thalassaemia major needs lifelong transfusion of blood and it is the most common form of thalassaemia across the world. The beta thalassemia intermedia do not have to depend on blood transfusion.

Any kind of Microcytic Anemia has to be evaluated properly with an iron profile, peripheral smear and a Hemoglobin electrophoresis, if we have evidence of hemolysis in peripheral smear.



Treating thalassaemia:
The treatment option for mild thalassaemia is entirely dependent on the type of the disease and how intense it is. When the disease is on a mild and minor level, then there may not be need of any comprehensive treatment. But at times, blood transfusions become necessary especially after undergoing surgery or when the thalassaemia causes complications.

People who are affected by severe levels of beta thalassaemia will require transfusion of blood from time to time. The treatment also causes an overload of iron and thus, it is important to remove the surplus iron content. There are several oral medications available for this, and the healthcare provider can recommend suitable medications.

Managing moderate to severe thalassaemia:
Some of the most general methods of managing and treating thalassaemia include:

Frequent blood transfusions: When the thalassaemia gets too severe, it becomes necessary to opt for blood transfusion after every few weeks. The blood transfusion can cause iron build up with the passage of time. This, in turn, can affect the heart and lungs along with other crucial organs. Therefore, it is important to take medicines that can eliminate the extra iron.
Stem cell transplant: Also referred to as the bone marrow transplant, the stem cell transplant can be the best bet. It is recommended for kids who are born with severe thalassaemia. This treatment option can mitigate the need of a lifelong transfusion of blood and intake of drugs for controlling the iron overload.
Thallasemia generally occurs in pockets like in Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, etc. The concerned state units of these states need to take guidance from doctors for definite treatment which is bone marrow transplant.
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I am a house wife, mother of 2 child, from few month I am suffering in anemia. Please suggest me proper medicine and healthy food products.

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am a house wife, mother of 2 child, from few month I am suffering in anemia. Please suggest me proper medicine and ...
For anaemia you are advice to take following measures 1. Take plenty of green leafy vegetables. 2. Take high fibrous fruits 2 hours after lunch 3. Take fefol z 1 cap at 8 p.m. Daily. 4. Take plenty of water 5. Take albendazol 400 mg at bed time only one tab.
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I am Harmanpreet Singh the patient of thalassemia major and need blood transfusion after every 15 days I just wanna know the cost of blood transfusion in canada or australia because I am planning to go canada for my higher studies. I am 18 years old. Please reply.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
I am Harmanpreet Singh the patient of thalassemia major and need blood transfusion after every 15 days I just wanna k...
Hi you r not fit for travel. In my opinion you take our medicine course ist -4 months and get cured, then go to other country.
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Hello doctor I have done my hematology test, my hemoglobin is 12.7, eosinophil is 6.4 for 1_5% is this any problem please get back to.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hello doctor I have done my hematology test, my hemoglobin is 12.7, eosinophil is 6.4 for 1_5% is this any problem pl...
Your reports are normal. You can consult me through Lybrate for Homoeopathic treatment and further guidance.
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Hi, I have a friend, which is diagnosed with Sickle cell disease, can somebody suggest that any treatment is available for same. Please suggest me.

Fellowship In Leukemia & Stem Cell Transplant, DM - Clinical Haematology, MD - Medicine
Hematologist, Nagpur
Hi, I have a friend, which is diagnosed with Sickle cell disease, can somebody suggest that any treatment is availabl...
Sickle cell disease can be controlled with medicines like hydroxyurea. Stem cell therapy is the only curative option.
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