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What is sickle cell anemia's effect on fertility and reproduction?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Significant

In men, it can cause priapism (a sustained penile erection in the absence of sexual activity/ desire)- is often underdiagnosed that leads to impotence.
In women, pregnancy is associated with both fetal& maternal complication- related to compromised placental blood flow& include spontaneous abortion, growth restriction, fetal demise. Increase risk fo acute chest synd, preeclampsia, clots in mother.

In brief: Significant

In men, it can cause priapism (a sustained penile erection in the absence of sexual activity/ desire)- is often underdiagnosed that leads to impotence.
In women, pregnancy is associated with both fetal& maternal complication- related to compromised placental blood flow& include spontaneous abortion, growth restriction, fetal demise. Increase risk fo acute chest synd, preeclampsia, clots in mother.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Julian Escobar
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many

Low oxygen (as seen in sca) can decrease sperm counts and damage to sperm dna.
For similar reasons these pregnancies can be complicated of the mom is +. Also, the genetic risk is a big deal for the baby.

In brief: Many

Low oxygen (as seen in sca) can decrease sperm counts and damage to sperm dna.
For similar reasons these pregnancies can be complicated of the mom is +. Also, the genetic risk is a big deal for the baby.
Dr. Julian Escobar
Dr. Julian Escobar
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