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Can you develop sickle cell anemia as an adult?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You may not manifest sickle cell anemia until later in life.
However, you don't develop or acquire sickle cell anemia at some point in life. It is genetic so you had it since birth.

In brief: Yes

You may not manifest sickle cell anemia until later in life.
However, you don't develop or acquire sickle cell anemia at some point in life. It is genetic so you had it since birth.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disorder. You are either born with sickle cell anemia genes or not.
Symptoms usually appear in childhood but certain situations can bring on more symptoms.

In brief: Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disorder. You are either born with sickle cell anemia genes or not.
Symptoms usually appear in childhood but certain situations can bring on more symptoms.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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