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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
I'm researching a medical condition. (worster drought)Are NIH & The Oxford Journal considered reliable sources?? Are there others worth looking into.,
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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
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
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
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
Is there a possible link between hereditary hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera (primary jak2 mutation), & idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemoglobin 23, hematocrit 69 child age 7.5. No poly Vera, erothpoitin normal, liver/kidney blood tests ok too. Can someone share advice. ?
Polycytemia: Your child should be checked for the possibility of heavy metal poisoning ...Read more
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