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Can People With Sickle Cell Trait Donate Blood
Sickle cell trait: If you have the trait you can donate blood, but if you have the disease you are not eligible ...Read more
Can a father with normal blood and a mother with sickle cell trait have a child with sickle cell anemia?
No.: Blood transfusions will not cause sickle trait. Sickle trait is an inherited disease. You will get it from one of your parents. ...Read more
No.: Sickle cell trait (one copy of beta-globin gene with sickle mutation and one normal copy) will not affect white blood cells. Those with sickle cell disease (two sickle genes) can have chronically elevated white blood cell counts, caused in part by inflammation in the blood vessels. ...Read more
I have sickle cell trait, am I at more of a risk for blood clots or embolism? If so how can I prevent them?
Minor risk: Your greatest danger comes from non-pressurized aircraft and anything else that lowers your oxygen tension substantially. You also need to know that you can't concentrate your urine and retain your sodium as well as other folks, so be careful exercising in the heat. The increased thrombus risk is minimal. Keep your legs active especially on long plane flights. ...Read more
See below: Painless gross hematuria occurs with a higher frequency in sickle trait than in sickle cell disease and likely results from infarctive episodes in the renal medulla. Functional tubule abnormalities such as nephrogenic diabetes insipidus result from marked reduction in vasa recta blood flow, combined with ischemic tubule injury. ...Read more
I am sickle cell trait and my blood test is showing lupus sle and or sjogrens Who do I see and if I have sickle cell trait I would I need plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?
Start with your PCP: And go from there. There are internists who specialize in sickle cell management, and your PCP will be the best person to refer you. Plus, if you start plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) you need to have a good eye doctor too to follow you as well for all of your conditions. So, let your doctor be the gatekeeper to referring you to the best doctors s/he knows, and you will be in good hands! ...Read more
Had recent trouble with severe anemia. Red blood cell count went down to a six. I ended up in the hospital getting transfused with three units of blood. Does sickle cell trait effect anemia?
Sickle cell trait...: Will not produce the anemia that you describe. You should work with your dr. To identify the cause and to correct it. I hope that you are feeling better after the care you received, and together with your dr you will get to the bottom of it. Good luck to you. Keep us posted. ...Read more
Yes: Individuals with sickle trait are allowed to be blood donors. ...Read more
Of course: It's always wise to stay well-hydrated if you have sickle-trait. ...Read more
Yes: Or one with trait and one with ss. ...Read more
If me and boyfriend both have sickle cell trait, how will we prevent our children from having full sickle cell anemia?
Nothing: Unfortunately, there would be 25% chance for your child to have sickle cell disease and 50% chance for sickle cell trait. With our technology now, nothing can alter the risk. Sorry to say, the only thing for somebody with sickle cell trait to completely prevent any possibility of having a biological child with sickle cell disease is by having a child with somebody with normal hb. ...Read more
Sickle trait means one copy of hemoglobin carries the mutation for sickle cell disease and the other copy is unaffected. Most people with sickle trait are unaffected by this. For athletes with sickle trait, it is essential to keep well hydrated.
See http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/traits. Html for good recommendations. ...Read more
Patient see his MD:
Sickle cell trait usually does not cause any problems, but rarely, people die suddenly while undergoing very strenuous exercise that causes severe dehydration, such as during military or athletic training.
Patient should be evaluated by his physician initially and in follow up to make sure patient does not have significant side effects. ...Read more
Yes.: Pain crisis and even worse complications can occur in people with sickle cell trait. It is more likely to occur when dehydrated and when experiencing altitude changes. I have seen this be a problem when someone with sickle cell trait comes from sea level to the mountains for vacation. Important to stay well hydrated. ...Read more
Find out: You should talk with your health care provider to see if you are at risk of having sickle cell trait. If you have a family history of sickle cell disease or trait, your provider may send a hemoglobin electrophoresis to see. It is important that people with sickle cell trait maintain adequate hydration at all time and especially in situations involving high humidity/ temperature/ physical exertion. ...Read more
Yes.: This is called dactyl iris. Usually occurs in infants about 6-12 months of age. Call your doctor, as many of these episodes will need treatment to make the pain better. ...Read more
Yes and no: If you have the sickle cell mutation on one beta hemoglobin gene and a thalassemia mutation on the second gene, then you have sickle cell beta thalassemia - this is not a trait but a disease. The severity of the disease is dependent upon the size/ location of the thalassemia mutation. ...Read more
Heelstick in nursery: Hemoglobin screening is part of the 'state screen' done on all hospital-born newborns prior to discharge from the nursery. It generally takes about 2 weeks to get the results back and are sent to the baby's doctor of record. ...Read more
No: Hgb AC is a heterozygous genetic state that is not sickle cell trait (Hgb AS). Patient's with Hgb AC are clinically well with at worst mild asymptomatic anemia (most are not anemic). Individuals with Hgb AC can have children with Hgb SC (a type of severe sickle cell hemoglobinopathy) if their partner has either sickle cell trait (25% chance) or sickle cell disease (50% chance) ...Read more
Not other than flu: Sickle cell trait does not cause usual symptoms associated with sickle cell disease (homozygous sickle cell, hemglobin s-hemoglobin c disease, and sickle cell/beta thalassemia). However, sickle cell trait patients may experieince bloody urine, and at a high altitude (like in colorado), vaso-occulisve crisis may occur. This may also occur under extreme heat and stress. ...Read more
Variable: Urinary tract infections are more common in individuals with sickle cell syndromes. These are caused by the "usual" organisms seen in the general population. Asymptomatic urinary tract infections may be a precipitating event for a pain crisis. Pyelonephritis may precipitate life threatening complications in sickle cell patients. ...Read more
You test both to see: This is a simple test, a hemoglobin electrophoresis. If a kid has trait, at least one or possibly both parents may have it. It would be quite rare for the kid to have a new mutation and neither parent have it. ...Read more
No more than normal: Let your thirst guide you to drink liquids as needed. There is no benefit from drinking extra water/ fluids ...Read more
Sickle cell trait:
Normally people do not have health problems related to Sickle cell trait, but under certain stressful conditions, they may have some problems such as
dehydration, low oxygen – caused by strenuous exercise and high altitudes – causing a lack of oxygen.
Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day and eat healthy food. ...Read more
My daughter has sickle cell trait., and she's a very picky eater. She does not eat well. Could this make her ill?
Possibly: Poor nutrition can, over time lead to poor immunity & more illness. Try motivating the kid with simple rewards. During a stress free discussion find out what things the kid values...TV time, trip to park. Collectables...and use these wishes as a reward program for consuming approved foods. Food intake is a control thing for some kids, and a choice allows an alternative to refusal as a win for them ...Read more
I don't have the sickle cell trait but the father of my baby does, so what's the worst that could happen to my baby?
Hello, I want to know if there is a defferances in the level of hemoglobin s in the people who has sickle cell trait,,, ?
Yes: There are variations in the expression of Hb S gene and the depending on additional factors the percentage of Hb S in a person with the trait may vary from about 20-70%. The additional factor generally is beta thalassemia trait in the cis or trans position to the Hb S gene. ...Read more
If one parent has the sickle cell trait and the other is normal, is it possible that their child can get the sickle disease?
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