Is sickle-cell anemia a recessive, sex-linked trait?

Yes and no. Sickle cell disease is recessive; you need to inherit a sickle gene from both parents to get the disease. It is not x-linked, however; if it were it would affect only boys. Boys and girls are equally affected by sickle cell disease.
Autosomal recessive. It is recessive, meaning a person has to inherit a gene for ss from each parent to be affected, but it is not sex linked.

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Is sickle cell anemia inherited trait or sex linked?

Inherited. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited, non-sex linked genetic mutation ( actually several mutations) that leads to the formation of an abnormal hemoglobin called hemoglobin s. If someone inherits 2 sickle cell genes (1 from each parent), then sickle cell anemia is the result. If only 1 mutation is inherited, sickle cell trait is the result. The gene is passed from parent(s) to children. Read more...

Describe symptoms of sickle cell anemia trait?

Usually none. Patients with sca trait usually have no symptoms. If they are in an environment where oxygen is low, like high altitude, it is possible to have a pain crisis like sca patients get, but it is quite rare. Read more...

I have sickle cell anemia trait can that affect me?

Usually not. Sickle cell trait is a hemoglobin genotype as and is generally regarded as a benign condition. However, individuals with sickle cell trait may have rare complications that mimic sickle cell disease. Read more...

I have the sickle cell anemia trait. What are the cons it can have on me now and in the future?

Very few problems. The vast majority of the time sickle trait is clinically silent, meaning you will experience no health issues due to its presence. Rarely persons with sickle trait can experience sickling if they get dehydrated or exercise vigorously at high altitude. The major issue is understanding how sickle cell disease is inherited and your risk of having a child with this depending on mom's carrier state. Read more...

If my boyfriend has sickle cell anemia and I don't have neither the trait or disease, will our child end up having it?

No. The children will not have sickle disease but they will become a carrier, sickle trait. Read more...
No. The child is pretty much guaranteed to have the sickle trait, but it will not cause any significant trouble by itself. Read more...
No. If your boyfriend has sickle cell anemia (2 abnormal genes) and you have 2 normal genes, then your children will all have sickle cell trait but none will have the disease. You need to be sure you have no other blood abnormalities like thalassemia or hemoglobin c trait which can be totally asymptomatic; this would change the answer significantly! Read more...

Can you grow into sickle cell anemia? If you have the trait can you have it wen your younger but it doesn't show until it gets older?

No, but... You won't grow into it, but even sickle cell trait patients may experience a crisis under certain conditions. I suggest talking to a hematologist. Read more...

If I have sickle cell trait is it possible to now be sickle cell anemia?

Confusing question. SS disease requires the genes for sickle cell from both parents, while S trait has it from one. You cannot change the genetic makeup that you were born with. Someone with trait can have a kid with SS if the partner has trait or SS. Read more...

Can someons parents have sickle cell anemia and then they don't get the trait nor the anemia?

No. If 1 parent has sickle cell anemia, the children will all have trait. If both parents have trait, or if 1 has trait and 1 has sickle cell anemia, the children can have trait or sickle cell anemia. If both parents have trait, children can have normal hemoglobin, trait, or sickle cell anemia. And, finally, if both parents have sickle cell anemia, all the children will have sickle cell anemia. Read more...
Another possibility. One sickle cell syndrome is a combination of sickle cell trait and beta thalassemia. The symptoms are most like sickle cell disease. If this person had children, they could pass on the beta thalassemia and not the sickle cell. Otherwise, people sickle cell disease will have children with either trait or disease. Read more...