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.

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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...

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...

Does having sickle-cell trait affect someone getting a baby?

Shouldn't. Sickle cell trait is generally a benign condition where one carries only one abnormal allele for the hemoglobin beta gene, so they would not have the complications of someone with both alleles - sickle cell disease. Read more...
Unsure. If you're asking whether sickle trait makes it harder for you to have a baby, the answer is no. If you're asking whether having this makes it harder for you to adopt a baby, no again. Have an effect on the baby? Possibly. If the other parent has 2 normal beta genes (no s, c, thalassemia) then the baby has a 50% chance of having trait. Partner has a hemoglobin problem too? Talk to your doctor! Read more...