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A 21-year-old member asked:

How do i prevent a crisis in flying with sickle cell anemia?

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Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lalanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Hydration: Plenty of fluids, keep moving and carry your pain medication may help.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Sickle cell anemia: Good hydraion and good control/follow up wi your docor for your sickle cell are important. Your risk obviously will depend on the type of sickle cell anemia, the severity and your compliance to the therapy given for your sickle cell anemia. D/w your md and follow the recommendation. In general, need to keep good hydration, oxygenation. Take your Hydrea (hydroxyurea) as recommended and f/u with your doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

I rarely have crisis and I have sickle cell anemia. What does this mean?

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Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
This means you are usually dehydrated abs your blood cells sickle … change shape and this is what causes pain
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of sickle cell anemia crisis?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 47 years experience
Pain.: When red cells sickle, they become rigid and block the flow of blood. If this happens in muscle or bone, the result is pain. In the lung it's pain and shortness of breath. In the brain, it can cause a stroke. Any organ can be effected. A painful crisis happens when blood flow is interrupted. They are episodic and unpredictable.
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