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Does sickle cell trait have symptoms if you have a bad flu

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
53 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Not other than flu: Sickle cell trait does not cause usual symptoms associated with sickle cell disease (homozygous sickle cell, hemglobin s-hemoglobin c disease, and sic ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not really: If it were not for the newborn screening done in all states we would not pick up these kids in childhood. These kids have pretty normal lives. If/ whe ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Usually none: Having sickle cell trait means being a carrier for a mutation in one of the hemoglobin genes. It usually does not give any symptoms, but is able to be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
None: Sickle cell trait has no symptoms unless there is another blood problem.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience in Hematology
Sickle cell trait: Sickle cell trait shouldn't cause pain crises like someone with the disease. Trait can cause problems however such as inability to concentrate the uri ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. EMILIA MATOS
43 years experience in General Practice
NOT AS BAD: Precludes you from certain activities.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Trait is asymptomatc: A person with as hemoglobin (sickle cell trait is almost always asymptomatic themselves but can pass the mutated gene onto their children. A person wi ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help you: Individuals with sickle cell trait carry only one defective gene and typically live normal lives. Rarely, extreme conditions such as severe dehydratio ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Confusing question: SS disease requires the genes for sickle cell from both parents, while S trait has it from one. You cannot change the genetic makeup that you were bor ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Or one with trait and one with ss.

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