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How Long Does Blood In Urine Associated With Sickle Cell Trait Last
See below: Painless gross hematuria occurs with a higher frequency in sickle trait than in sickle cell disease and likely results from infarctive episodes in the renal medulla. Functional tubule abnormalities such as nephrogenic diabetes insipidus result from marked reduction in vasa recta blood flow, combined with ischemic tubule injury. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Can a father with normal blood and a mother with sickle cell trait have a child with sickle cell anemia?
Sickle cell trait: If you have the trait you can donate blood, but if you have the disease you are not eligible ...Read more
I have sickle cell trait,am I at more of a risk for blood clots or embolism? If so how can I prevent them?
Minor risk: Your greatest danger comes from non-pressurized aircraft and anything else that lowers your oxygen tension substantially. You also need to know that you can't concentrate your urine and retain your sodium as well as other folks, so be careful exercising in the heat. The increased thrombus risk is minimal. Keep your legs active especially on long plane flights. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Sickle cell trait (one copy of beta-globin gene with sickle mutation and one normal copy) will not affect white blood cells. Those with sickle cell disease (two sickle genes) can have chronically elevated white blood cell counts, caused in part by inflammation in the blood vessels. ...Read more
I am sickle cell trait and my blood test is showing lupus sle and or sjogrens
Who do I see and if I have sickle cell trait I would I need plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?
Start with your PCP: and go from there. There are internists who specialize in sickle cell management, and your PCP will be the best person to refer you. Plus, if you start plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) you need to have a good eye doctor too to follow you as well for all of your conditions. So, let your doctor be the gatekeeper to referring you to the best doctors s/he knows, and you will be in good hands! ...Read more
Had recent trouble with severe anemia. Red blood cell count went down to a six. I ended up in the hospital getting transfused with three units of blood. Does sickle cell trait effect anemia?
Sickle cell trait...: Will not produce the anemia that you describe. You should work with your dr. To identify the cause and to correct it. I hope that you are feeling better after the care you received, and together with your dr you will get to the bottom of it. Good luck to you. Keep us posted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable : Urinary tract infections are more common in individuals with sickle cell syndromes. These are caused by the "usual" organisms seen in the general population. Asymptomatic urinary tract infections may be a precipitating event for a pain crisis. Pyelonephritis may precipitate life threatening complications in sickle cell patients. ...Read more
No: It is always a good idea to get up and walk around a little bit on long flights, as the flights themselves increase the risk of getting a clot in the legs (lower extremities). However the sickle cell trait does not place you at any higher of a risk for a venous clot than the general population. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If me and boyfriend both have sickle cell trait, how will we prevent our children from having full sickle cell anemia?
Nothing: Unfortunately, there would be 25% chance for your child to have sickle cell disease and 50% chance for sickle cell trait . With our technology now, nothing can alter the risk. Sorry to say , the only thing for somebody with sickle cell trait to completely prevent any possibility of having a biological child with sickle cell disease is by having a child with somebody with normal hb. ...Read more
Sickle cell trait: Sickle cell trait shouldn't cause pain crises like someone with the disease. Trait can cause problems however such as inability to concentrate the urine (isosthenuria), blood in the urine (renal papillary necrosis), kidney cancer (renal medullay carcinoma), and sudden death if the patient gets dehydrated during vigorous physical exertion. ...Read more
Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more
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