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I was wondering how I could have a sickle cell crisis without having the disease?

I was wondering how I could have a sickle cell crisis without having the disease?

Not typically: If you have the sickle cell trait, it is possible to have an anemic crisis in the setting of severe dehydration or stress to the immune system, though this is rare. In most cases, individuals with the sickle cell trait live perfectly healthy lives. Remaining hydrated especially in the setting of physical activity and excessive heat should help to prevent any symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Sickle Cell Crisis (Definition)

There are several kinds of crises - pain or vaso-occlusive crisis (blood flow to an area is "clogged" by sickled cells leading to areas of cell death), splenic sequestration crisis (trapping of large volume of blood in the spleen), and aplastic crisis (life-threatening anemia caused by inability to make enough new red blood cells to keep up with the very short life span ...Read more


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How can I have a sickle cell crisis without having the anemia?

How can I have a sickle cell crisis without having the anemia?

I dont think you can: Sickle cell crisis only happens if you have a diagnosis of sickle cell anemia. The degree of anemia sometimes is not that severe-however you will have anemia if you have sickle cell disease - not just a trait. If you only have a sickle cell trait -you will not have a sickle cell crisis. ...Read more

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Can you have a sickle cell crisis in a tooth? My dentist states she does not see the cause of my pain in my lower back tooth on the right side.

Can you have a sickle cell crisis in a tooth? My dentist states she does not see the cause of my pain in my lower back tooth on the right side.

Referred paim: Due to the nerve branch, you could have referred pain from an upper tooth that you believe is associated from that perfectly fine lower tooth. Go back to your dentist and have all teeth tested for percussion (tapping) and cold sensation. ...Read more

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Can the enviorment cause a sickle cell crisis?

Can the enviorment cause a sickle cell crisis?

Yes: Environmental issues can definitely cause a crisis. Cold weather can decrease blood flow causing cells to sickle. Hot weather can cause dehydration, which can lead to a crisis. Certainly environmental issues can lead to respiratory infections, which can lead to a crisis. ...Read more

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How long does a sickle cell crisis last. In what is the best home remedies to keep her comfortable?

How long does a sickle cell crisis last. In what is the best home remedies to keep her comfortable?

There are none!: This is one of the most painful things that can happen to a person, and it can result in lost/damaged organs and worse. If she is having a sickle crisis, get to a hospital for management. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for a sickle cell crisis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for a sickle cell crisis?

Supportive care: It depends--sickle cell crisis can manifest as pain crisis, acute chest syndrome, stroke, priapism etc. But basically supportive care like- vigorous hydration, pain medication , adequate oxygenation, are needed. Exchange transfusion vs simple transfusion often times also has to be done depending on the level of hb. ...Read more

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I recently was admitted for a sickle cell crisis and the pain in my shoulder has gotten worst. I have avn in that shoulder what are my options?

Ortho eval: Sickle crisis can certainly impact on pain levels. As the initial answer said you need an orthopedic evaluation. I am in the atlanta area, send me a private message and i will share some possible doctors for you to see. ...Read more

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What is a sickle cell crisis and how does it relate to anemia?

See below: The hallmark of sickle cell disease is the sickle cell crisis (also sometimes known as a vaso-occlusive crisis), which is an episode of pain. It is the most common reason for hospitalization in sickle cell disease. Ssd is a type of anemia. ...Read more

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Could oxygen therapy be usedto reduce a sickle cell crisis?

Could oxygen therapy be usedto reduce a sickle cell crisis?

No; treats it.: Sickle cell crises are often precipitated in low oxygen tension situations. Oxygen therapy can help avaid a crisis and/or help treat an evolving one and decrease rbc sickling. ...Read more

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How can I treat sickle cell crisis?

Aggressively: Treatment is of an urgent nature and requires hospitalization typically. The emphasis is on aggressive IV fluid replacement, pain control, treatment of underlying issues such as infection, bloood transfusion or exchange as determined by your hematologist. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ball
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Sickle Cell Disease (Definition)

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