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I HAVE SICKEL CELL TRAIT AND IT CAUSES ALOT OF PAIN. AND MY SINUS. CAN I TAKE MY TRAMADOL 5OO MG. AND USE A SALINE FLUSHES?

I HAVE SICKEL CELL TRAIT AND IT CAUSES ALOT OF PAIN. AND MY SINUS. CAN I TAKE MY TRAMADOL 5OO MG. AND USE A SALINE FLUSHES?

Tramadol 50mg: Saline flushes carry very low risk to do harm, and trying to use them to relieve sinus pressure is very common. Tramadol is usually prescribed in the 50mg - 100mg range. TRAMADOL 500mg is a very high dose, you should talk with your doctor before you take tramadol 500mg. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my babies having sickle cell if I have trait?

What are the chances of my babies having sickle cell if I have trait?

Depends: If you have sickle trait and your spouse has normal hemoglobin- your baby's chance to have trait is 50%. If your spouse also have trait then your baby chance's to have sickle cell disease is 25% and 50% risk for trait. ...Read more

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My daughter is one year old and she is sikal trait patient please provide all information related to sikal cell train /percentage of s etc..

My daughter is one year old and she is sikal trait patient please provide all information related to sikal cell train /percentage of s  etc..

Topic too broad: Please look to the national institutes of health information page. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/sca/. ...Read more

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What causes the sickle cell trait?

What causes the 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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How is the sickle cell trait passed on?

How is the sickle cell trait passed on?

Straightforward: The beta globin gene is on chromosome 11. Everyone has two, one from each parent. If you have sickle trait, one is normal and the other has the sickle mutation. Half your germ cells (eggs or sperm) will carry the normal gene, half the mutated gene. If you give the mutated gene to your child, they have sickle trait. If they get a mutated gene from your partner too, they have sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sickle cell disease and trait?

Gene mutation: Sickle cell trait is caused bu the presence of a single mutation in the beta chain of human hemoglopin a gene. A mutation in one gene on one of a person's two beta globin genes results in sickle cell trait (sa hemoglobin) while the same mutation in both of a persons genes causes sickle cell anemia. (ss hemoglobin). The term trait means a carrier for the sickle cell mutation. ...Read more

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How common is the sickle cell disease trait in america?

8-10%: The prevelance of sickle cell trait in african americans is thouight to be about 8 to 10 percent. It may be as high as 25 to 30 percent in certain parts of western africa. ...Read more

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Two of my kids are sickle cell carriers, but how is it possible that they are not affected by those traits?

Two of my kids are sickle cell carriers, but how is it possible that they are not affected by those traits?

Trait is protective: Sickle cell trait has evolutionary value in that it protects against malaria infection. Trait people are well, and don't succumb as easily to malaria. ...Read more

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My spouse is a carrier of the trait but I am not. What are the chances of our kids having sickle cell disease?

My spouse is a carrier of the trait but I am not. What are the chances of our kids having sickle cell disease?

None: If you know for sure that you are not a carrier of the trait, your child will not have sickle cell disease. However, you have a 50% chance of having a child with the trait. The good news is that people with the sickle cell trait usually have very few (or no) medical problems. ...Read more

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