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What will happen if I fly without extra o2 and I have sickle cell disease?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Ask ur Hematologist

Contact the airline company.
They may be able to provide you with the oxygen while flying. You and your dr. Must fill out a medical form for that purpose. The fear in sicle cell is to have a crisis with severe pain and occlusion to the arteries causing strokes and heart attacks.

In brief: Ask ur Hematologist

Contact the airline company.
They may be able to provide you with the oxygen while flying. You and your dr. Must fill out a medical form for that purpose. The fear in sicle cell is to have a crisis with severe pain and occlusion to the arteries causing strokes and heart attacks.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Noah Federman
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Flying with sickle c

Not every sickle cell pt flies with supplemental o2.
It really depends on the severity of your illness overtime, the pressurization and the recommendations of your sickle cell physician. There are those patients where flying can predispose you to a crisis. Generally, i recommend lots of fluid hydration before and during flight and for a select group of patients with frequent crises supplementalo2.

In brief: Flying with sickle c

Not every sickle cell pt flies with supplemental o2.
It really depends on the severity of your illness overtime, the pressurization and the recommendations of your sickle cell physician. There are those patients where flying can predispose you to a crisis. Generally, i recommend lots of fluid hydration before and during flight and for a select group of patients with frequent crises supplementalo2.
Dr. Noah Federman
Dr. Noah Federman
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