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Sickle cell carrier in children

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
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).
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Yes.: You can still get malaria. It is harder for the infection to propagate. The disease multiplies by infecting red blood cells. These cells, in people... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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No, if you don't...: If your boyfriend has trait (one beta-hemoglobin gene normal and one with the sickle mutation), and you do not have trait, than your child has a 50% c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: But it can show up if his/her spouse is an unknown carrier of trait.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Varies: Sickle cell disease is a recessive disease. That means you have to have two of the disease genes to create the disease. Because you both have the tra... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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

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