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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
28 years experience Hematology
Sickle cell trait: Sickle cell trait can be diagnosed by a heel stick at birth or by performing hemoglobin electrophoresis of the blood (a simple blood test).
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Scanty: There may be an issue with very high altitude flying.. But otherwise pretty tame condition. Genetic and if mating with another carrier the sickle cell ... Read More
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Usually no: The sc carrier state is associated with normal hematological values and normal life span. Knowledge of carrier status is important for reproductive pl ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Carrier: Sickle cell carrier has gen for disease so if get married with some body with the same gene they will have children with sickle cell disease
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. EMILIA MATOS
44 years experience General Practice
YES: Sickle cell do no protct you.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Means no Hgb S: This test is specifically looking for HGB s. It will detect sickle trait (hgb as) or sickle cell disease (hgb ss). If the test is negative it means th ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
39 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It Shouldn't Be!: Patients with sickle cell trait (carriers) are at minimal risk of developing any clinical problems except under very severe environmental conditions. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Having Sickle cell disease does not mean you can not have surhery.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
39 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It is inherited: Hemoglobin (HGB) is a complicated chemical that is in the red blood cells and carries oxygen. We inherit one gene from each parent that makes one of t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
39 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It is inherited: Hemoglobin (HGB) is a complicated chemical that is in the red blood cells and carries oxygen. We inherit one gene from each parent that makes one of t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Look for another explanation
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