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Doctor insights on: Is Avascular Necrosis Of The Hip Associated With Sickle Cell Anemia

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Dr. Pietro Seni
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Avascular Necrosis (Definition)

Also known as osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis is the death of bone from interruption of blood supply. This can result in tiny bone fractures and eventual destruction of the entire bone. It can be caused by trauma, blockage of circulation with lipids in the blood, certain diseases like sickle cell disease, Gaucher, and occasionally after exposure to corticosteroids. Sometimes, there ...Read more


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I had my hip replaced in 2008 because of avascular necrosis secondary to sickle cell disease, but now my hip hurts like it did before it got replaced. Is this normal?

I had my hip replaced in 2008 because of avascular necrosis secondary to sickle cell disease, but now my hip hurts like it did before it got replaced. Is this normal?

Not is not: Not is not normal to expirience this type of pain unless something is not right with your hip replacement.You should consult with the physician who did your surgery and new x-ray should be taken to rule-ouy the #1 issue for this type of pain thart is loosening of the implanted components. ...Read more

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Im 25 with avascular necrosis(bilateral) and I don't have lupus, sickle cell disease, never used steroid medication, nor never injury a bone! reason?

Im 25 with avascular necrosis(bilateral) and I don't have  lupus, sickle cell disease, never used steroid medication, nor never injury a bone! reason?

ETOH?: Trauma is a common cause. Steroid use & etoh abuse are next. Heredity and other diseases can cause it as well. Otherwise it is idiopathic. ...Read more

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What conditions are associated with sickle cell anemia?

What conditions are associated with sickle cell anemia?

There are many: You are predisposed to acute chest crises, painful crises, stroke, lung hypertension, kidney dysfunction, and many many others. ...Read more

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When having sickle cell anemia what medicine can you take for a cold?

When having sickle cell anemia what medicine can you take for a cold?

Check with Heme Dr.: Hematology doctors who takes care of the sickle problems have guidelines on cold medications that are ok to use. Some doctors recommend not using tylenol/motrin/advil to treat fever, because such meds may "mask" a fever that would otherwise send a patient to the doctor to get treatment for an infection. Some recommend avoiding meds that can increase heart rate (such as phenylephrine and sudafed). ...Read more

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Please how can one live successfully with sickle cell anemia. Thank u?

Please how can one live successfully with sickle cell anemia. Thank u?

Living with SCD: Hi Vincent, living with sickle cell anemia is most successful when under the care of a hematologist. Its is important to stay well hydrated, avoid illness and keep a positive attitude. Have your pain management medications available at all times, take your prophylactic antibiotics daily, and stay updated on all your vaccines. Best wishes! ...Read more

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At what age can I test to see if I am a carrier for sickle cell anemia?

At what age can I test to see if I am a carrier for sickle cell anemia?

Late teens: Carrier testing should only be done in persons who can give intelligent informed consent. Young children should not be tested. Older teens who can give meaningful consent may be tested. ...Read more

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What are some of the more subtle symptoms of sickle cell anemia disease?

Not much: Sickle cell disease is seldom subtle. Patients have intermittent periods of intense pain, often in bone, they have all manifestations of profound anemia, including diminished exercise tolerance, shortness of air, generalized fatigue, etc. This is a very bad disease with few subtle manifestations. ...Read more

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


Dr. Charles Glueck
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Osteonecrosis (Definition)

Osteonecrosis is a condition in which part of a person's bone dies due to lack of blood flow to the area. The hip and shoulder are more likely to be affected, but osteonecrosis can also involve the knee, elbow, wrist, or ankle. Trauma to the bone can cause osteonecrosis, often there ...Read more