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Have genotype SC, do not have serious health issues, normal child delivery. Should I be alarmed of sickle cell anaemia in future?

I am 31 yrs old and have genotype sc which I never knew until I was 10 yrs because of my Healthy nature,and now for the past 14 yrs I have not had any serious health issue ,I had a normal child delivery n there was never any crisis since then,should I be hopefull that I may not have any serious health issues connected with sickle cell anaemia in future since I have enjoyed quite a healthy life in the past?
Asked On : Thu, 17 May 2012
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hi there
dont worry too much about sickle cell disease
chances are you have one normal gene in your genes
and therefore you will be safe

however about kids
you need to be careful with your son
you see the male child inherits the x chromosome from mother
so you may pass on the gene to son
since father does not donate x chromosome
your son might have problem

your daughter may have problems too if your husband has sickle cell trait too

the best means to avoid sickling crisis is good hydration and maintaining oxygen levels

hope this has answered you

best of luck
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