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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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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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