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Will HbQ in THALASSEMIA TEST affect my pregnancy?

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I have been observed with HbQ India in my Thalassemia test. I am 6 weeks pregnant. Will this affect my pregnancy ?

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HbQ India type variant is a very rare disease trait in thalessemia discovered recently. There are very few reports about passage of trait to off springs. Not much in known about this variant right now. I hope we may need to do some blood tests in the developing foetus to find out if the Anomaly is exhibited by the developing baby too.
Feel free to discuss further,

Patient replied :

Hi Doctor! Is this disease curable? Is there anything to worry about?


Usually Thalassemia presents as anemia (low hemoglobin) and treatment depends on the grade of anemia. If you are without any symptoms, hopefully you do not have to worry about it.

Kindly let me know the complete analysis of your reports. If you can, please upload all of them in the follow-up.


Patient replied :

my symptoms are paleness on my face sometimes, feeling tired quickly, pain in my legs as night arrives. I will upload the reports till evening. I do n't have right now..... Are these symptoms enough for worrying?
And now since I am pregnanat, I sometimes feel breathlessness. Not sure if that is due to gastic or anaemia as these days my digestion is also not good

Anemia is the symptom of thalassemia. How much is your present Hemoglobin ?
These symptoms may be due to anemia. Hence kindly upload your reports which has your hemoglobin values.
I would like to comment after seing all your investigations.

Patient replied :

Hi Doctor, I could not scan so i have written in excel sheet about some of things which are out of range.

I went thro your reports. Your HB is 11.7 gm suggestive of mild anaemia. I hope this may not be clinically significant and may not cause you much problems after pregnancy. During pregnancy, there can be a mild drop in HB but may or may not not cause any problem, but based on how much is the decline.
You can meet a geneticist if possible and discuss on the foetal transmission. Howeve it may be minimal or nil. A comprehensive work up for the baby may be needed.
Hope this was helpful,

Dr. Prasad Eswaran
Category: Hematologist
Doctorate in Medicine (Fellowship in Oncology), DM,  Madras Medical College & Govt. General Hospital, Chennai, India.

Doctor of Medicine (Residency in Radiation Oncology) , MD, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India, 2004-06.

Diploma in Medical Radiology & Therapy (Residency in Radiation Oncology), D.M.R.T, Madras Medical College & Govt. General Hospital, Chennai, India, 2004-06.

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery - M.B.B.S, Govt. Stanley Medical College & Hospital, Chennai, India, 1998-2004.
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