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Mother Has Sickle Cell Trait (Overview)

Mother has sickle cell trait (one normal and one abnormal gene for sickle cell)


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My mother has the sickle cell trait but is it possible that I do not?

Yes. : If your mom has sickle trait and your father has normal hemoglobin, then it's a 50-50 chance that you will inherit the sickle cell trait. ...Read more

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Mother Has Sickle Cell Trait (Overview)

Mother has sickle cell trait (one normal and one abnormal gene for sickle cell)


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Can a father with normal blood and a mother with sickle cell trait have a child with sickle cell anemia?

Can a father with normal blood and a mother with sickle cell trait have a child with sickle cell anemia?

NO: To simplify- providing that the father has a completely normal blood - ( no other type of congenital/hereditary bood disorder-like thalasemia minor, hemoglobin c disease etc) - the baby will have 50% risk to have sickle cell trait-but the baby will not have sickle cell anemia. ...Read more

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Supposing someone's mother is greek/macedonian and their father is african-american/dominican, what's the chance of the child getting the sickle cell trait?

Supposing someone's mother is greek/macedonian and their father is african-american/dominican, what's the chance of the child getting the sickle cell trait?

Testing for parents: Only way to know is for parents to be tested first. Any ethnicity can carry the gene for sickle cell. To get sickle cell trait, just one of the parents needs to also have it. In this case, the child has 50% chance of inheriting it. If one of the parents has sickle cell disease, 100% chance that child will get trait. If both parents trait, then 25% no trait, 25% sickle cell disease, 50% trait. ...Read more

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Can you get the sickle cell trait from just one parent?

Can you get the sickle cell trait from just one parent?

YES: By definition, a trait comes from only one parent, in that one has inherited a single copy of the defective hemoglobin gene hemoglobin s. If one inheirits the gene from both parents, then one has sickle cell disease, not sickle trait. ...Read more

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How do you known which parent give the child the sickle cell trait?

How do you known which parent give the child the sickle cell trait?

You test both to see: This is a simple test, a hemoglobin electrophoresis.If a kid has trait, at least one or possibly both parents may have it.It would be quite rare for the kid to have a new mutation and neither parent have it. ...Read more

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If one parent has the sickle cell trait and the other is normal, is it possible that their child can get the sickle disease?

If one parent has the sickle cell trait and the other is normal, is it possible that their child can get the sickle disease?

No: Both parents need to pass the genes, so if only one of you have the sickle trait (only 1 gene for sickle) then the baby will not have sickle cell disease. He can get the trait and be able to pass it on to his/her children. ...Read more

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Is it genetically possible for a parent with sickle cell disease to have a baby without sickle trait?

Is it genetically possible for a parent with sickle cell disease to have a baby without sickle trait?

Only using a donor: The offspring of someone with ss disease wil either have trait, or if the spouse has other issues could have trait plus whatever is contributed by the spouse. If the spouse has trait, ss or trait are the potential outcomes. If the baby has none of the genes of the ss parent (thru ivf etc.) they could escape the gene. ...Read more

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If me and boyfriend both have sickle cell trait, how will we prevent our children from having full sickle cell anemia?

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

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If I have sickle cell trait is it possible to now be sickle cell anemia?

If I have sickle cell trait is it possible to now be sickle cell anemia?

Confusing question: SS disease requires the genes for sickle cell from both parents, while S trait has it from one. You cannot change the genetic makeup that you were born with. Someone with trait can have a kid with SS if the partner has trait or SS. ...Read more

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If a child has sickle cell anemia, wouldn't both the parents need to have sickle cell trait?

No: There are varying forms of sickling diseases, however it is a recessive trait and so the parents may appear fine but carry the trait and yet have a child with the disease. ...Read more

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Do both parents have to have the sickle cell trait for the child to have sickle cell anemia?

Do both parents have to have the sickle cell trait for the child to have sickle cell anemia?

No: 2 abnormal (sickle cell) gene have to be inherited to have sickle cell disease. This can happen if both patents have sickle cell trait, one parent has sickle cell disease or both have sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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Could both parents have to have the sickle cell trait for the child to have sickle cell anemia?

Could both parents have to have the sickle cell trait for the child to have sickle cell anemia?

Yes: Sickle cell anemia requires the gene from both parents to cause ss anemia. If only one parent gave the gene, the kid would be a trait carrier. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sickle cell trait?

It is inherited: Hemoglobin (HGB) is a complicated chemical that is in the red blood cells and carries oxygen. We inherit one gene from each parent that makes one of the parts of HGB called beta chains. If we inherit a sickle beta chain gene from one parent and a normal beta chain gene from the other, we have sickle trait. If we inherit a sickle beta chain gene from both parents, we have sickle cell anemia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having the sickle cell trait?

Usually none: Having sickle cell trait means being a carrier for a mutation in one of the hemoglobin genes. It usually does not give any symptoms, but is able to be transmitted to ones children. If the other parent also has sickle cell trait or sickle cell anemia, then the children are at risk for possibly inheriting sickle cell anemia. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for sickle cell trait?

Is there a cure for sickle cell trait?

No: And no cure is needed. With rare exceptions sickle trait has no impact on health and longevity. ...Read more

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Please help? Is the sickle cell trait deadly?

No: The vast majority of patients with sickle cell trait have no health consequences whatsoever. ...Read more

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Could a the sickle cell trait skip generations?

No: Sickle cell trait is when a person has one mutated copy of the beta-hemoglobin gene and one normal copy. You always inherit the mutated hemoglobin from one of your parents. Thus, one parent always has at least sickle cell trait if the child has sickle cell trait. Therefore trait does not skip a generation. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of sickle cell trait in babies?

Are there any symptoms of sickle cell trait in babies?

Not really: If it were not for the newborn screening done in all states we would not pick up these kids in childhood. These kids have pretty normal lives. If/ when their parents are aware they carry trait, we would look for it at some point but there would not be any urgency beyond the desire to know. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Sickle Cell Carrier (Definition)

Sickle cell carrier has gen for disease so if get married with some body with the same gene they will have children ...Read more


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Sickle Cell Disease (Definition)

A group of disorders that cause red blood cells to become ...Read more