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Health Issue Regarding Thalassemia Carrier

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: November 16, 2021 9:19 PM

Anonymous 8 months

I have a question regarding thalassemia carrier. I have no health issue related to thalassemia. If my partner in the future is thalassemia carrier, can we proceed our marriage? Does it affect a lot on our (future) child?

Dr Sri Viknarajan 8 months
General Practitioner


Thank you for choosing us to get an opinion regarding Thalassemia.

Based on your explanations, you want to know about the probability of your child to have this condition. I will help you by giving the needed informations.

For your information, this disease is passed to children by parents who carry the mutated thalassemia gene. A child who inherits one mutated gene is a carrier, which is sometimes called “thalassemia trait.” Most carriers lead completely normal, healthy lives.

A child who inherits two thalassemia trait genes - one from each parent - will have the disease. A child of two carriers has a 25 percent chance of receiving two trait genes and developing the disease, and a 50 percent chance of being a thalassemia trait carrier.

I hope the above statement does help you in a way and if you need further assistance and explanations from us, you can talk to our doctor online. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Tue Nov 16 2021 21:19:21 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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