The Cause Of The Appearance Of Blood In The Urine Of Thalassemia Sufferers?
Hello Beckty, Thank you for the question.
Have you ever consulted with a specialist in further information about the results of the examination? Thalassemia is a hereditary (genetic) disease that causes blood disorders, in the form of abnormal production of hemoglobin. As a result, there is destruction of red blood cells that are not normal and the buildup of iron in the blood. The presence of blood in the urine (hematuria) in patients with thalassemia is caused by damage to the kidney tubules due to a pile of iron in the body. In addition, this condition can also be caused by IgA nephropathy that occurs in patients with thalassemia, including thalassemia minor.
You are strongly advised to consult further with a specialist in internal medicine before undergoing any examination yourself. Doctors need to ask about your condition so far, do a physical examination on you, and perform additional tests such as blood tests to determine kidney function, urine tests, ultrasound, kidney biopsy, and others. The doctor will determine what investigations you should go through to find out the cause. After knowing the cause, the doctor will provide appropriate treatment for you. Even though you have never experienced any symptoms, it is recommended that you consult a specialist in the disease regularly to monitor your condition.
Hopefully this information helps you.