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is a woman with sc blood genotype a sickle cell carrier or patient. and what is the health implication of this especially during pregnancy?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hgb SC: Is a sickle cell syndrome but the genetics are different. A woman with HGB sc will pass either a HGB s gene, or a HGB c gene to her child. It is important to know what kind of HGB the father has-he should have a hemoglobin electrophoresis to find out how the child might be affected. Pregnancy complications are rare, but the baby can have a low weight, and rarely there are complications for the mom.
Answered on Mar 24, 2017
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Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
Carrier: A person with sc has one gene for sickle and one gene for hemoglobin c. Technically hemoglobin sc--(sickle trait) with c trait also. The effect o n pregnancy depends on what type of blood the pregnancy's father has.
Answered on Nov 5, 2013

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