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Why's sickle cell anemia relevant to reproductive health?

Why's sickle cell anemia relevant to reproductive health?

Safety + children: Depending on the specifics, a woman with sickle cell may need a "high-risk" OB when she gets pregnant. Also, sickle cell is usually inherited; using in vitro fertilization (with preimplantation genetic diagnosis) we can prevent the children from inheriting the disease. ...Read more

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Hemophilia (Definition)

A hereditary disorder of clotting factors in the blood, ...Read more


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Is sickle-cell anemia a recessive, sex-linked trait?

Is sickle-cell anemia a recessive, sex-linked trait?

Yes and no: Sickle cell disease is recessive; you need to inherit a sickle gene from both parents to get the disease. It is not x-linked, however; if it were it would affect only boys. Boys and girls are equally affected by sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Can't judge: I imagine the couple is more interested in a healthy surrogate. It so happens that candidates in poorer areas may be more willing or interested in being a surrogate. If both parties benefit, i see no harm. ...Read more

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Ivf ethical for people with sickle cell trait?

Ivf ethical for people with sickle cell trait?

Yes: But you should also have your partner tested. If he also has the sickle cell trait, then you can actually have the option to do genetic testing to pick embryos that are not effected with sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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Who discovered hemophilia?

Who discovered hemophilia?

Conrad Otto: Families in which the males bled after minor trauma were known from antiquity, but Dr. Otto in 1803 established the pattern of inheritance and is credited as discoverer. ...Read more

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Might guys carry hemophilia genes without being the patient?

Might guys carry hemophilia genes without being the patient?

No: No, he cannot. The gene for hemophilia is on the x chromosome. Since a man has only one x chromosome, if he had the gene, it would express itself. That means he would show sings of hemophilia. There are only female carriers of the gene. Males will either have the disease or won't have it. ...Read more

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Grandmother with Polycythemia vera could affect grandchild's health ?(heredity)

Grandmother with Polycythemia vera could affect grandchild's health  ?(heredity)

Possibly: Some forms of polycythemia are genetic and tend to run in families. Try to find out the cause of your Grandmother's polycythemia and that would help determine any need for concern. ...Read more

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Precaution of overload iron for thalesminia major patient?

Precaution of overload iron for thalesminia major patient?

Learn about it: When a thal major patient is dependent on transfusions, it's great for quality of life but ultimately is disastrous if the iron cannot be removed using chelators, which are much better than they used to be. I encourage you, if this affects you or a loved one, to learn all you can about the subject, with your physician recommending resources. ...Read more

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy science?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to science in a proportion similar to or perhaps slightly higher than the general population. But they may also dislike it, just like a person in the general population. ...Read more

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Hemophiliacs and color blindness, are there related?

Hemophiliacs and color blindness, are there related?

Unrelated: These are products of abnormal genes acting upon an entirely separate system within the body. They can occur together but are not related in any way. ...Read more

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Can people with von willebrand's disease play tackle football?

Can people with von willebrand's disease play tackle football?

Ask hematologist: This is a decision that you should make with your hematologist. There is not a one-size-fits-all answer for this one. Vwd is a variable disorder with different levels of bleeding between different patients and subtypes of the disease. ...Read more

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Surprising or interesting health statistics/facts?

Surprising or interesting health statistics/facts?

Lifestyle: Given all that we know about the health benefits of exercise and a healthy diet, it is surprising that only a small percentage of people get the recommended amount of exercise daily, and that few medical treatments include dietary and exercise advice. ...Read more

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(I know there's no research) Where do I find someone who's interested in medical mysteries & paternal Dioxin exposure? (Vietnam).

Dioxin Exposure: The quickest way of finding someone interested in medical mysteries and paternal dioxin exposure is by asking a question about Agent Orange. More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Is hemophilia a gene mutation?

Is hemophilia a gene mutation?

Yes: Both hemophilia a and b are due to mutations in genes on the x chromosome. ...Read more

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Is sickle recessive anemia a sex-linked disease?

Is sickle recessive anemia a sex-linked disease?

If you mean....: Is the beta globin gene transmitted on a sex chromosome (either x or y), the answer is no. The beta globin locus is autosomal, and classical sickle cell disease (hgbss disease) displays autosomal recessive inheritance. Boys and girls are equally likely to inherit the beta-s allele from an affected or carrier parent, and if they inherit a beta-s allele from each parent, they will have disease. ...Read more

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Anyone here treat hereditary angioedema(hae)?

Anyone here treat hereditary angioedema(hae)?

allergists can help: There been exciting and new pharmaceutical options developed for the treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema. Typically board certified allergists are well-versed in the diagnosis and management of hereditary angioedema. ...Read more

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