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woman with thalassemia, man with scoliosis, baby?

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Hey. Myself and my children have thalassemia. One of my daughter's hemoglobin count remains around 93 this is normal for us. I had to have 10 units of blood during each of my pregnancies. This is something my daughter expects when she gets pregnant. This is were my questions comes. She is very serious about a man. This man's mother and sister has scoliosis. He seems fine BUT, can he be tested for this? If he doesn't have it can his child? And, are there addition dangers for them to have children together?
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replied April 5th, 2014
Thank you for asking!
Thalassemia in your daughter makes her the contributor to the genes of her offsprings. now the odds for them to get thalessemia wil be decided by the father.If he is not a trait or silent carrier then i would say the odds for the babies will be very low to almost impossible.But all the kids will be trait that is carriers.
Scoliosis has nothing to do ith thalessemia. You can just test a man for a thalassemia trait. It is a recommended and safe practice any way.
and i suggest your daughter should have a very strict monitoring of fetal anomaly scans and constant follow ups in every trimesters to get the children safe.And if anomaly detected intra uterine the earlier the better as then therapeutic abortion can be considered to spare the trouble for the baby and parents.You all need complete genetic counselling.Get to a thalessemia centre and let them help you.
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replied April 5th, 2014
Yes, my daughter will be going to the high risk clinic at mount Sinai, as I did
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replied April 5th, 2014
As for the scoliosis.....if the man does not have it(if his mother and sister have it)....can he still be a carrier of it? What are the chances of the baby having it?
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