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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fareeha Siddiqui
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: It depends on the type of sickle cell disease a patient has, and how many attacks they get in a year and how severe those attacks are.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Significant problem: Sickle cell anemia is a significant and serious problem as it can cause acute and chronic complication- including death. However, the severity will de ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Certain blood work - i.e. Cbc, and a hemoglobin electrophoresis, - would need to be done to establish a diagnosis of sickle cell anemia.
Dr. Scott Diede
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Yes.: There are simple blood tests that your doctor can run in order to tell if you have sickle cell disease or trait. Sickle cell disease is inherited from ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
In 400 words?: This sounds like homework. This is simple mendelian genetics, the old 1:2:1 ratio of outcomes if two carriers mate. So if two sickle carriers mate, ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sickle cell anemia: It is just impossible to explain sickle cell anemia in 400 words. It is a genetic blood disorder that is inherited from the parents. The disorder is d ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
20 years experience Addiction Medicine
In general: 50% of patients with sickle cell anemia survive beyond the 5th decade. Early mortality is high among patients whose disease is symptomatic. A high lev ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
39 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: 1. All "black guys" don't have sickle cell anemia. 2. Sickle cell anemia is not contagious, it is caused by mutation in a gene that is not transfer ... Read More
A 21-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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Varies widely: There is no easy answer. The disease can be very different in different people, and there are variants of sickle cell anemia that behave very differen ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Check with Heme Dr.: Hematology doctors who takes care of the sickle problems have guidelines on cold medications that are ok to use. Some doctors recommend not using tyle ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Salafsky
56 years experience Clinical Genetics
Late teens: Carrier testing should only be done in persons who can give intelligent informed consent. Young children should not be tested. Older teens who can gi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indira Sahdev
52 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Ask family members: Ask your family members if they have history of Sickle cell disease or sickle cell trait

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