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Do People Always Die Young If They Have Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle cell disease: There have only been a couple of studies examining life expectancy in patients with sickle cell disease. One study I know of found a median age at death of 42 for men and 48 for women with sickle cell disease. However, there are many variables impacting prognosis and survival from one patient to the next.See 1 more doctor answer
Can you grow into sickle cell anemia? If you have the trait can you have it wen your younger but it doesn't show until it gets older?
No, but...: You won't grow into it, but even sickle cell trait patients may experience a crisis under certain conditions. I suggest talking to a hematologist.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If your partner does not carry the gene, all your babies would be carriers. If your partner is a carrier, the risk is 50% with any pregnancy.
Yes in a mild: Case, but would be more typical in sickle trait than disease.
Depends: There is neuropathic vs. Nociceptive vs. Musculoskeleto pain. Need to know your symptoms, can be any of these with sickle cell
Usually not: Sickle cell trait is a hemoglobin genotype as and is generally regarded as a benign condition. However, individuals with sickle cell trait may have rare complications that mimic sickle cell disease.
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Lots of consults: First, they should consult with their treatment team, since pregnancy could be very difficult and medications taken may be dangerous for baby. A surrogate to carry the child might be the best option. That would require a fertility center & some legal work. They ca start with their regular doc, but it would require a team to get it done.See 1 more doctor answer
F/u with your MD: You need to have a regular f/u with your hematologist and follow the recommendation. Need to make sure you hydrate yourself well. Avoid getting dehydration, and getting infection. Personal hygiene is important too. Be compliant with your hydrea-if you are supposed to take it. Some people need regular blood transfusion some people dont. D/w your hematologist things you should do to prevent crisis.
Same rules...: If a person with sickle cell disease requires a transfusion, the rules governing which blood types are safe are the same as for the general population.
I have sickle cell anemia and I'm getting B12 and magnesium but both are still dropping, why is this?
I have sickle cell anemia and hair will fall out then grow back. Is this a common symptom, and if it is, what can I do to stop it?
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