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Side Effects Of Sickle Cell Trait
Yes: Or one with trait and one with ss. ...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
Can a father with normal blood and a mother with sickle cell trait have a child with sickle cell anemia?
Sickle trait: Sickle trait means one copy of hemoglobin carries the mutation for sickle cell disease and the other copy is unaffected. Most people with sickle trait are unaffected by this. For athletes with sickle trait, it is essential to keep well hydrated. See http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/traits. Html for good recommendations. ...Read more
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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
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
Nothing: Sickle cell disease causes anemia, pain crises, susceptibility to certain infections, and more. It's a recessive condition, which means you have to inherit two beta-globin mutations to have scd. If you inherit just one, you have sickle cell trait, and that does not cause noticeable signs or symptoms. Under extraordinary circumstances, sc trait can cause problems, but for most folks nothing. ...Read more
Yes.: This is called dactyl iris. Usually occurs in infants about 6-12 months of age. Call your doctor, as many of these episodes will need treatment to make the pain better. ...Read more
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Yes and no: If you have the sickle cell mutation on one beta hemoglobin gene and a thalassemia mutation on the second gene, then you have sickle cell beta thalassemia - this is not a trait but a disease. The severity of the disease is dependent upon the size/ location of the thalassemia mutation. ...Read more
Sickle Cell trait: In a person who has sickle-cell trait, the red blood cells are destroyed prematurely before the Plamodium can reproduce. According to one study “Sickle cell trait provides 60% protection against overall mortality. Most of this protection occurs between 2-16 months of life, before the onset of clinical immunity in areas with intense transmission of malaria.” ...Read more
Yes.: Pain crisis and even worse complications can occur in people with sickle cell trait. It is more likely to occur when dehydrated and when experiencing altitude changes. I have seen this be a problem when someone with sickle cell trait comes from sea level to the mountains for vacation. Important to stay well hydrated. ...Read more
Of course: It's always wise to stay well-hydrated if you have sickle-trait. ...Read more
Sickle trait means one copy of hemoglobin carries the mutation for sickle cell disease and the other copy is unaffected. Most people with sickle trait are unaffected by this. For athletes with sickle trait, it is essential to keep well hydrated. See
http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/traits. Html
for good recommendations. ...Read more
Sickle in low oxygen: A person with sickle cell trait only, is ok at sea level, but at high altitudes can get sickling in his red blood cells due to the lower concentration of oxygen at high altitudes. The problem of sickled cells clogging off the spleen is rare, but has happened to some people exercising above 10, 000 feet. Good hydration and avoiding over-exertion might decrease the chances of problems starting. ...Read more
Less severe than SS: Hemoglobin sc disease is the second most common type of sickle cell disease. It occurs when you inherit the hb c gene from one parent and the hb s gene from the other. Individuals with hb sc have similar symptoms to individuals with hb ss (sickle cell disease). However, the anemia is less severe. ...Read more
What to do if I just found out that I have sickle cell trait, so will I experience a pain crisis?
Unlikely: If you have simple trait, you inherited a defective sickle gene from one parent and a normal one from the other. That normal gene makes up for the defective one, allowing you to produce functionally normal red blood cells that are NOT subject to a crisis. You should be symptom free for life as are millions of others out there who don't know they carry trait. ...Read more
I have sickle cell trait, Why cant I go in a helicopter? Or have to be cautious exercising? What other problems could arise?
Sickle cell trait is not a barrier to exercise&participation in sportsThere are4million people in US with Sickle Cell Trait&very few experience any related complications. No Sport Medicine body recommend exclusion from sports&other Phsical Activities. Actually regular exercise can lower blood viscosity and oxidative stress.Problems can occur with intense exercise
Long&high Helicoptor rides are risky ...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
I have sickle cell trait/ my husband has beta thal. Our son tested positive for sickle cell but they have yet to tell us which type. Can we find out?
Autosomal recessive: Sickle cell disease is autosomal recessive. Therefore, those affected carry two abnormal copies of the hbb gene (the gene that codes for the beta globulin subunit of hemoglobin). Beta thalassemia is autosomal recessive and also affects that hbb gene. Your son has a 1 in 4 chance that both genes for hbb are abnormal (called "sickle beta thalassemia). Hemoglobin electrophoresis will test for this. ...Read more
Trait is asymptomatc: A person with as hemoglobin (sickle cell trait is almost always asymptomatic themselves but can pass the mutated gene onto their children. A person with sshemoglobin (sickle cell anemia) is also sometimes asymptomatic, but often develops some symptoms including: anemia, fatigue, pain, slow growth, increased incidence of infection crises, etc. ...Read more
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