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A 27-year-old female asked:

Sickle cell anemia? i am anemic duno the type. i see jaundice sometms. not in eye. meditrainian backr. priods of stress and hypractvty. ill + s/s thks

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Anemia: Sickle cell is exclusively in blacks and if severe would have manifested from early childhood. A simple hemoglobin electrophoresis should tell you if you have any genetic defect. Otherwise, there are other types of anemia that are way more common - iron deficiency, hemorrhagic, aplastic, b12/folic acid deficiency, anemia of chronic disease etc.
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Sickle cell anemia can occur in other races as well. The hemoglobin electrophoresis is the gold standard for evaluation.
Feb 2, 2014

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