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i have sickle cell anemia and hair will fall out then grow back. is this a common symptom, and if it is, what can i do to stop it?

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Not usually: Some medications used in sickle cell anemia, like Exjade for iron overload chelation, and Hydroxyurea used to minimize painful crises can cause hair loss.
Dr. Noah Federman
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Unlikely: This likely unrelated to your sickle cell disease.

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