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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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Dr. James Ball
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Sickle Cell Disease (Definition)

This is a genetic disorder in which hemoglobin is abnormally made., more common in people of african descent. This abnormality causes red blood cells to become stiff and fall apart. This can cause very specific symptoms: pain, pneumonias, strokes, spleen problems, and many other problems. Some have mild disease, some ...Read more


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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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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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Can sickle cell trait be transferred during sexual intercourse?

Can sickle cell trait be transferred during sexual intercourse?

See below.: The gene responsible for sickle cell is a mutated version of the beta-globin gene. This is a genetic disorder you inherit from your parents. If you inherit one normal and one sickle beta-globin, you have sickle cell trait. If you are asking whether you can 'catch' sickle cell trait like an infection through sex, the answer is no. ...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 you get sickle cell anemia as an adult, but didn't have it as a child or is it a hereditary?

Inherited: Sickle cell anemia is hereditary. But it comes in several varieties depending what was inherited from parents. S-s is severe & usually diagnosed in infancy. S-a is carrier state & may go undetected into adulthood. Many variants are possible. This refers to how hemoglobin proteins are manufactured by red cells programmed by genes. See: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/sickle-cell-disease. ...Read more

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What happens if hug a black guy will I get sickle cell anemia?

What happens if hug a black guy will I get sickle cell anemia?

No: 1. All "black guys" don't have sickle cell anemia. 2. Sickle cell anemia is not contagious, it is caused by mutation in a gene that is not transferred by "hugging". ...Read more

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Do those who have sickle cell anemia usually get splenectomies?

Do those who have sickle cell anemia usually get splenectomies?

Possibly: Other indications would include a recent splenic sequestration crisis (occurs in childhood), or in a patient receiving chronic transfusions for complications of sickle cell disease whose transfusion requirement increases due to collection and destruction of blood cells in an abnormally enlarged spleen. The latter is rare in sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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