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See below: If they only have one copy of HGB s, then they only have sickle cell trait, which does not need any treatment. If they have two copies, then they have sickle cell. This can result in recurrent pain crisis'. The child will need to have pneumococcal vaccines, which is recommended for all children now, and prophylactic antibiotics. And care by a hematologist. ...Read more
Normal and Abnormal: Hemoglobin consists of two pairs of polypeptides chains. It exists inside the red blood cells ANS is important for oxygen transport. Hemoglobin a is one of the normal hemoglobins and has alpha2/beta2 chains. Hemoglobin s is a mutant hemoglobin responsible for sickle cell trait and disease. Hemoglobin s is poorly soluble when deoxygenated given the red cell the sickle shape. ...Read more
Was tested for sickle cell and the trait. I do not have either one. But I have high hemoglobin s & low a. What other than sickle cell can cause this?
Sickle beta thal: If you have high HGB s and low HGB a, then you have sickle beta-plus thalassemia ( if you have HGB a1), or sickle beta-zero thalassemia. ( if you have HGB a2 not HGB a1). These are both forms of sickle cell disease not trait. Beta zero is just as severe as homozygous sickle cell anemia (hgb ss); beta plus is milder in terms of symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, i want to know if there is a defferances in the level of hemoglobin s in the people who has sickle cell trait ,,, ?
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Yes: It is quite common for young women to have anemia especially if you dont eat right and if you have heavy menses. Having said that, there are many other things that can cause anemia. Please see your doctor and have your doctor evaluate you further for the cause of your anemia and direct the treatment based on the cause. ...Read more
My hemoglobin has always been in the low 12 s. It now fell into the 11s. Should I be concerned? I am a 45 year old female.
Anemia: Anemia is a broad term for low hemoglobin caused by many different things. Common things are common as we say. For a woman who is still having her menses, it's not unusual to be mildly anemic. Make sure your diet has enough iron. If you or your doctor doesn't suspect iron deficiency, then it will require workup for other things. Good luck! ...Read more
My hemoglobin is always slightly low (in the 10's all the time) my RDW is always high, every other lab normal- is this related to lupus?
My iron serum (sideremia) it s lower than normal (39 to 50/170 ug/dl) . I have to worrying? Hemoglobin and red blood cells are ok. Thank you. Kr
My mother has myelodysplastic s & has trans. Every 3 weeks. Takes epo. Her hemoglobin drops 1 point a day. Why such rapid drops? Could it now be leuk
Slow production,,: It depends on the extent of the myelodysplastic syndrome. Anemia (low red cell count) frequently accompanies this and can get worse as more of the marrow is involved with the myelodysplastic process. The red cells cannot be replaced fast enough. This is thus a worrisome sign and it would be smart to have her see her doctor for a check up and tests to be sure this hasn't progressed. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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