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Can You Develop Sickle Cell Anemia As An Adult
An inherited blood disease causing red blood cells to be sickle (curved) shaped instead of round. It shortens life expectancy, and can result in bacterial infections, painful swelling of the hands and feet, fever, arthritis, leg ulcers, fatigue, anemia, eye damage, and ...Read more
Generally no: A "carrier" inherited the sickle trait from one parent. Sickle cell anemia (ssa), occurs in those who inherit the sickle cell gene from both parents. This is associated with a variety of serious symptoms. The problem with trait is that if your partner also has it you can pass on ssa to a child. Rarely being a carrier causes symptoms but generally much more mild than with ssa. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Proper care needed: As long as they are under proper medical attention there should be no problem. ...Read more
Genetics: Sickle cell disease must be inherited from both parents. Sickle cell trait (1 sickle gene, 1 normal gene) is usually asymptomatic. 2 persons with sickle cell trait have a 1/4 chance of having a child with sickle cell disease, but the parents are often unaware that they have anything. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES: Be sure to let your obstetrician know you have sickle cell so you can be managed correctly. ...Read more
Is anemia a symptom of Sickle Cell Anemia, or is Sickle Cell Anemia a type of anemia and if so do you have the same number of RBCs as everyone else?
Sickle cell trait: If you only have 1 of the two genes for sickle cell disease, you have sickle cell trait. This is a benign finding with no real symptoms. It's main significance is that you can pass this gene on to your children. If your partner also has sickle cell trait, then there is a probability that a child in the next gen will have sickle cell disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Sickle cell disease must be inherited from both parents. So it depends on the mother of the child. If she has sickle cell - all of your children will have sickle cell. If she has sickle cell trait - there is a 50% chance your children will have sickle cell disease, and a 50% chance of your children having sickle cell trait. If she has no sickle cell - your children will have sickle cell trait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 in 400: In the us it is 1 i'm 400 and of course it is genetic so the numbers change per family. ...Read more
No: Sickle cell disease occurs when you inherit sickle genes from both parents. The parents are usually unaffected because they have at least one normal gene that does the work for two. When you have 2 defective genes, the work is not done and you have sickle cell disease. You don't catch it like a germ or develop it as a reaction to something. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a child with an iron deficiency be more likely to contract the serious anemias like aplastic anemia?
Yes: The defect of sickle cell anemia occurs when 2 sickle cell genes are passed to a newborn. Since each parent passes half their genes at conception & it takes 2 sickle genes to cause disease, one gene comes from each parent. Many parents carry this gene quietly, unknown to them because it doesn't make a single gene carrier sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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