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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kate Tulenko
Specializes in Pediatrics
Joy, stress, meaning: How wonderful! recent developments have allowed people with sickle cell to live longer, more full, and less painful lives.However, they still have to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The defect of sickle cell anemia occurs when 2 sickle cell genes are passed to a newborn. Since each parent passes half their genes at conception & it ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Each carries S Trait: Recessive disorders are so named because they are not expressed unless two genes of the same type are carried in the chromasomes. Dominedt genes can s ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Fetal hemoglobin: Sickle cell disease results from a mutation in the beta hemoglobin gene. In infants, the beta hemoglobin gene is largely not used by the body (the gen ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Or one with trait and one with ss.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: But you should also have your partner tested. If he also has the sickle cell trait, then you can actually have the option to do genetic testing to pi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on ethnicity: Approximately 1 of every 5000 births is affected by sickle cell disease, but it is 1 out of 500 for infants of african-american background.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Aproximately 1600: The sickle cell gene is carried without symptoms in 1/12 african americans. The estimated ss birth rate is 1600 according to the georgia comprehensive ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: A diagnosis of sickle cell disease precludes donation of blood. This is not only because of the presence of the disease itself, but also because patie ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sickle cell: Hydrea (hydroxyurea) is approved in patients with sickle cell anemia and prevents sickling of these cells and avoids sickle crisis. Risks versus benef ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
39 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The children are likely to be healthy as long as the children's mother doesn't have sickle cell trait, some other abnormal hemoglobin trait or a thala ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sickle and malaria: Patients with sickle cell disease are protected against severe and complicated malaria infection- by 2 mechanism: -1. Cells infected with malaria pa ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Probably not: Sickle cell patients are anemic because their red blood cells are destroyed earlier than normal red blood cells. Most sickle cell patients are not iro ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Men with sickle cell disease can have children (many do). The main infertility with issue for men with sickle cell disease is due to erectile dysfunct ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No & "it depends": Depending on the setting--malaria is an infectious disease affecting red blood cells. Persons with sickle cell usually have more of a less common type ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Simple SS: Most ss sickle cell patients are born to unaffected parents. Sickle trait is common in the african american community and 2 trait parents have a 25% r ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Sickle cell and play: The activities that a patient with sickle cell disese can participate in depend on the individual and their baseline hemoglobin level. Some patients g ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, it's possible, though many men with sickle cell have problems with infertility.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not much: Sickle cell disease is seldom subtle. Patients have intermittent periods of intense pain, often in bone, they have all manifestations of profound ane ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not in kids: Hairy cell leukemia is not a disease in children. It is a very rare disease in adults-only 600-800 cases/ year in usa- and the median age is 52 year-o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Nothing: Unfortunately, there would be 25% chance for your child to have sickle cell disease and 50% chance for sickle cell trait . With our technology now, no ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Most less severe: Most are less severe in sickle cell thalassemia, but depends. HbS/B(0)thal: similar to HbSS in severity maybe slightly less severe. HbS/B(+)thal: has ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
There are: Huge ranges of disease severity and associated symptoms. Careful choices and attention to medical recommendations will improve the prognosis.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not if just 1 trait: Having either beta thalassemia trait or sickle cell trait is a mild condition and should not cause symptoms to the point of making a person frequently ... Read More

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