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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?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: No

Sickle cell trait does not evolve into full-blown sickle cell anemia.

In brief: No

Sickle cell trait does not evolve into full-blown sickle cell anemia.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregory Robertson
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