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Can i get sickle cell traits by having sex and oral sex with a person that has it?

Can i get sickle cell traits by having sex and oral sex with a person that has it?

No transmission: Sickle cell trait and disease are determined genetically. There is no risk of acquiring either through any type of sexual activity. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ball
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Sickle Cell Disease (Definition)

A group of disorders that cause red blood cells to become ...Read more


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Is sickle-cell anemia a recessive, sex-linked trait?

Is sickle-cell anemia a recessive, sex-linked trait?

Yes and no: Sickle cell disease is recessive; you need to inherit a sickle gene from both parents to get the disease. It is not x-linked, however; if it were it would affect only boys. Boys and girls are equally affected by sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a man with sickle cell anemia catching herpes simplex type 2 from someone that is not having an outbreak?

Not zero: Sickle cell anemia plays no role in this situation. The key point is that some individuals that have been infected with herpes simplex virus can have asymptomatic shedding of virus, even when not having an outbreak. ...Read more

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Can you give sickle cell to someone by having sex?

Can you give sickle cell to someone by having sex?

No: Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder, not an acquired condition. It is not contagious, and your partner will not contract this disorder through sex. If you are referring to the heritability of sickle cell disease, yes the offspring of a coupling between two people with sickle cell disease or trait can have sickle cell disease. Ss x ss =100%, ss x sb = 50%, sb x sb =25%, ss x bb = all trait. ...Read more

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If you have sex with someone who has sickle cell can you get it?

If you have sex with someone who has sickle cell can you get it?

No: Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder, not an acquired condition. It is not contagious, and your partner will not contract this disorder through sex. If you are referring to the heritability of sickle cell disease, yes the offspring of a coupling between two people with sickle cell disease or trait can have sickle cell disease. Ss x ss =100%, ss x sb = 50%, sb x sb =25%, ss x bb = all trait. ...Read more

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Can a sickle cell patient get crisis when having sex?

Can a sickle cell patient get crisis when having sex?

Probably: We do not fully understand all of the causes of sickle cell pain crises. Dehydration and acidosis are tow known contributors. Physical exertion can lead to dehydration and acidosis, so to the extent that sex can be physically exerting, a patient may get a crisis with sex. ...Read more

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How common is sickle cell anemia?

How common is sickle cell anemia?

Pretty common.: 1 in every 500 african-americans, and 1 in every 900 hispanic americans. ...Read more

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Is sickle cell anemia a severe condition?

Depends: It depends on the type of sickle cell disease a patient has, and how many attacks they get in a year and how severe those attacks are. ...Read more

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What to tell me about sickle cell anemia?

What to tell me about sickle cell anemia?

See below: Sickle cell anemia occurs when 2 abnormal hemoglobin genes are present and a person's body produces sickle cell hemoglobin exclusively. 1 sickle cell gene and a normal gene produce sickle trait, which has no symptoms. Other abnormal hemoglobin genes can combine with a sickle cell gene and produce other types of anemia. There are several other genetic hemoglobin abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is being done to cure sickle cell anemia?

No cure: There is no cure for sickle cell anemia but you can have treatment for pain crisis ,anemia off and on as needed. ...Read more

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What cause the symptoms of sickle cell anemia?

What cause the symptoms of sickle cell anemia?

Symptoms of SS: The altered shape of the red blood cells causes them to stack up together and clog blood vessels, depriving the tissues of adequate blood supply and oxygen. The tissues then die (infarct) and this causes pain. The red cells also rupture or are eaten by the spleen and cause anemia. The spleen itself will gradually infarct, leaving the patient susceptible to infections. ...Read more

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Please tell me the cause of sickle cell anemia?

Please tell me the cause of sickle cell anemia?

Stiffened hemoglobin: There is a genetic change that causes an abnormal hemoglobin. This abnormal hemoglobin becomes stiff in certain circumstances, causing the red blood cell to sickle. This causes many symptoms, including anemia, pain, and many other symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of sickle cell anemia crisis?

What are symptoms of sickle cell anemia crisis?

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. ...Read more

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What tests are available for sickle cell anemia?

What tests are available for sickle cell anemia?

Peripheral smear: The easiest way is to review the peripheral smear and looked for red cells that look like sickles. If there are, then the next step is to obtain a hemoglobin electrophoresis. ...Read more

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What conditions are associated with sickle cell anemia?

What conditions are associated with sickle cell anemia?

There are many: You are predisposed to acute chest crises, painful crises, stroke, lung hypertension, kidney dysfunction, and many many others. ...Read more

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