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Have pain in left arm. Had sickle cell anemia. Chances of recurring?

hi i was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia when i was 9yrs old i am 42yrs old now i have ova the yrs suffered with cronic pains in my legs stomache and am now having cronic pains in my left arm and pains when breathing it feels like am having a stroke and i have to hold my arm and top left side of my chest i keep going to doctors and they have said they tested me for anemia and i dont have it. has my sickle cell anemia gone or have i still got it
Asked On : Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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greetings. Sickle cell anemia in some cases has been demonstrated to be associated with some clinically silent strokes. I would advise you to meet a neurologist for a proper evaluation and probably a good neurologic examination and ct scan.
While waiting, its advisable to continue taking your folic acid doses, vaccines against pneumococcus, typhim vi and Hemophilus influennzae. Drink excess water when you feel you are in crises and always have a good pain killer while drinking water with you in case you get crises as you go for your ohysician.
For the chest pain, a chest X ray is recommended, although this is a common manifestation during sickle cell crises.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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