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What is sickle cell

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hereditary: Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary condition where some of the red blood cells become sickle shaped and rigid, and can't get through the smallest capi ... Read More
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Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Its a severe anemia: A form of anemia that affects many people around the world. It results from a defective form of hemoglobin in the red cells, that results in deformati ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Significant: In men, it can cause priapism (a sustained penile erection in the absence of sexual activity/ desire)- is often underdiagnosed that leads to impotenc ... Read More
Dr. Julian Escobar
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Many: Low oxygen (as seen in sca) can decrease sperm counts and damage to sperm dna. For similar reasons these pregnancies can be complicated of the mom is ... Read More
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Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Sickle cell: A heritable gene and It invokes a change in your red blood cells that make them not as effective
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Chudacoff
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal blood cells: Sickle cell disease occurs when there is an abnormal type of hemoglobin in blood cells. Thought to be a survivor advantage against malaria, when these ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Common & inherited: Sickle cell disease is a very common inherited condition affecting hemoglobin & thus red blood cells, often leading to anemia as well as complications ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Got both mutations: A person has sickle cell beta thalassemia if he inherited one gene mutation for sickle cell anemia, and also inherited one gene mutation for beta thal ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Genes: Sickle cell anemia occurs when someone has 2 sickle cell genes. Normal hemoglobin (hb) genes code for hb a. A sickle cell gene codes for hb s. Having ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Sickle trait: Sickle trait means one copy of hemoglobin carries the mutation for sickle cell disease and the other copy is unaffected. Most people with sickle trait ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Important gene...: Sickle cell anemia is caused by a mutation in the gene that tells your body to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin allows red blood cells to carry oxygen from ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Sickle trait: Sickle trait means one copy of hemoglobin carries the mutation for sickle cell disease and the other copy is unaffected. Most people with sickle trait ... Read More
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