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Sickle Cell Trait In Children
Varies: Sickle cell disease is a recessive disease. That means you have to have two of the disease genes to create the disease. Because you both have the trait (ss) that means there are 3 possibilities for your baby. 1) ss sickle cell disease - 25% 2) ss-sickle cell trait-50% risk 3) ss-no sickle cell mutation-25%. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
Could you tell me if my boyfriend has sickle cell trait does that mean our children could get the disorder?
No, if you don't...: If your boyfriend has trait (one beta-hemoglobin gene normal and one with the sickle mutation), and you do not have trait, than your child has a 50% chance of either having trait or having two normal copies of the beta-hemoglobin gene. ...Read more
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
Supposing sickle cell trait runs in one family, but one of the children doesn't inherit the trait. Can he/she past the trait on to their children?
No: But it can show up if his/her spouse is an unknown carrier of trait. ...Read more
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