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Lupus And Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle and malaria: Patients with sickle cell disease are protected againts severe and complicated malaria infection- by 2 mechanism: -1. Cells infected with malaria paracytes had accelerated sickling compared with noninfected cells- and as the result the cell would be destroyed/ promoting removal of infected cells from the circulation `2.Impaired paracyte growth due to reduce o2 content in sickle cell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
F/u with your MD: You need to have a regular f/u with your hematologist and follow the recommendation.Need to make sure you hydrate yourself well. Avoid getting dehydration, and getting infection. Personal hygiene is important too. Be compliant with your hydrea-if you are supposed to take it. Some people need regular blood transfusion some people dont. D/w your hematologist things you should do to prevent crisis. ...Read more
No direct connection: I don't believe there is any direct connection between hypoxia or sickle cell disease and pica. Individuals with iron deficiency anemia tends to crave for ice, but also on occasions tend to eat inedible material, such as tissues. I have seen sickle cell patients eating a lot of toilet papers, or tissues. I believe that some form of anemia may cause pica, but not limited to sickle cell. ...Read more
I have sickle cell anemia and I'm getting B12 and magnesium but both are still dropping, why is this?
I have sickle cell anemia and hair will fall out then grow back. Is this a common symptom, and if it is, what can I do to stop it?
If my boyfriend has sickle cell anemia and I don't have neither the trait or disease, will our child end up having it?
No: If your boyfriend has sickle cell anemia (2 abnormal genes) and you have 2 normal genes, then your children will all have sickle cell trait but none will have the disease. You need to be sure you have no other blood abnormalities like thalassemia or hemoglobin c trait which can be totally asymptomatic; this would change the answer significantly! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have sickle cell anemia, and I'm currently in the hospital been here for a week, I'm getting fluids and oxygen but my retic count is going up, ?
That's what you want: It is much better that your reticulocyte count is going up than if it was going down. It may indicate that your red blood cells (RBCs) are being hemolyzed/destroyed faster than usual, but this often happens during an illness in patients with sickle cell disease. If your reticulocyte count was going down, that would indicate your body isn't making new RBCs, and that would be bad. Get better soon ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please give me a technical description of sickle cell anemia and who is most likely to catch it?
Cannot catch it: It is a genetic disorder. Hope this helps. ...Read more