Sickle cell trait symptoms. Do any symptoms ever show up?

Sickle cell trait. Sickle cell trait shouldn't cause pain crises like someone with the disease. Trait can cause problems however such as inability to concentrate the urine (isosthenuria), blood in the urine (renal papillary necrosis), kidney cancer (renal medullay carcinoma), and sudden death if the patient gets dehydrated during vigorous physical exertion.

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What are the most common symptoms of sickle cell trait?

Sickle trait. Most people with sickle trait are unaffected by this. For athletes with sickle trait, it is essential to keep well hydrated. Someone with sickle cell trait could have symptoms if they get severely dehydrated (worse if also going to high altitude from low). See http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/traits.Html for good recommendations. Read more...

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...

Does sickle cell trait have symptoms if you have a bad flu?

Not other than flu. Sickle cell trait does not cause usual symptoms associated with sickle cell disease (homozygous sickle cell, hemglobin s-hemoglobin c disease, and sickle cell/beta thalassemia). However, sickle cell trait patients may experieince bloody urine, and at a high altitude (like in colorado), vaso-occulisve crisis may occur. This may also occur under extreme heat and stress. Read more...

What are the symptoms of sickle cell trait vs anemia?

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...