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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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes in a mild: Case, but would be more typical in sickle trait than disease. ...Read more
Depends: there is neuropathic vs. nociceptive vs. musculoskeleto pain. need to know your symptoms, can be any of these with sickle cell ...Read more
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