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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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.
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