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What can you do for yourself if you think you may have have sickle cell trait?
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Dr. Scott Adams
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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You should talk with your health care provider to see if you are at risk of having sickle cell trait.
If you have a family history of sickle cell disease or trait, your provider may send a hemoglobin electrophoresis to see. It is important that people with sickle cell trait maintain adequate hydration at all time and especially in situations involving high humidity/ temperature/ physical exertion.

In brief: Find out
You should talk with your health care provider to see if you are at risk of having sickle cell trait.
If you have a family history of sickle cell disease or trait, your provider may send a hemoglobin electrophoresis to see. It is important that people with sickle cell trait maintain adequate hydration at all time and especially in situations involving high humidity/ temperature/ physical exertion.
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