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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
42 doctors shared insights

Sickle Cell Crisis (Overview)

A painful episode that occurs in people who have sickle cell anemia. It happens when sickle-shaped red blood cells block blood vessels. Blood and oxygen cannot get to your tissues, causing pain.


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How long does a sickle cell crisis last. In what is the best home remedies to keep her comfortable?

How long does a sickle cell crisis last. In what is the best home remedies to keep her comfortable?

There are none!: This is one of the most painful things that can happen to a person, and it can result in lost/damaged organs and worse. If she is having a sickle crisis, get to a hospital for management. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
42 doctors shared insights

Sickle Cell Crisis (Overview)

A painful episode that occurs in people who have sickle cell anemia. It happens when sickle-shaped red blood cells block blood vessels. Blood and oxygen cannot get to your tissues, causing pain.


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Does sickle cell crisis usually cause many symptoms?

Does sickle cell crisis usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Sickle cell crisis typically presents with the predominant symptom of pain. He can typically be in the bone, abdominal pain or pleuritic pain. The skin also be associated with shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Keep doctor's appointments
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Go to lab appointments
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Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
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What are the most common symptoms of sickle cell crisis?

What are the most common symptoms of sickle cell crisis?

Sickle cell crisis: Sx skeletal-abdominal-chest pain. This is an emergency. May need oxygen, pain meds, antibiotic (if infection is suspected), IV fluids, blood transfusions. ...Read more

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Can the enviorment cause a sickle cell crisis?

Can the enviorment cause a sickle cell crisis?

Yes: Environmental issues can definitely cause a crisis. Cold weather can decrease blood flow causing cells to sickle. Hot weather can cause dehydration, which can lead to a crisis. Certainly environmental issues can lead to respiratory infections, which can lead to a crisis. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Does high reticulocyte count mean sickle cell crisis?

Not necessarily....: Patients with sickle cell disease have elevated reticulocyte counts at baseline, as their red cells have significantly reduced half lives relative to normal rbcs. More rapid red cell synthesis, reflected by the high retic count, is needed to maintain steady state, albeit lower than normal. Are you having other symptoms suggesting vaso occlusive crisis? If so, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How can I treat sickle cell crisis?

Aggressively: Treatment is of an urgent nature and requires hospitalization typically. The emphasis is on aggressive IV fluid replacement, pain control, treatment of underlying issues such as infection, bloood transfusion or exchange as determined by your hematologist. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask for STD testing
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Have your partner get STD testing
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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What is the best treatment for sickle cell crisis?

What is the best treatment for sickle cell crisis?

Complex: Oxygen and fluids are traditionally given, and pain meds for symptom control. Infection, infarction, and other stresses may trigger a crisis. Hydroxyurea is used on a on-going basis during and between crises/. ...Read more

Dr. James Ball
352 doctors shared insights

Sickle Cell Disease (Definition)

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