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Have sickle cell disease, ankle pain, swelling. Could it be filling up with water?

My Fiancé has sickle cell disease and his left ankle been pairing him for serval days he finally went to the hospital they said it was te sickle cell affecting his ankle he came home knowing the doctor said he should stay in the hospital and now his ankle is getting swollen! Should we go back to the hospital! Could it be filling up with water?
Asked On : Fri, 29 Jun 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
Hand and foot pain is common in sickle cell anemia because of red cells blocking blood supply tp those parts because of abnormal shape.
Thos swelling in ankle is due to inflammation with decreased blood supply.
He needs to drink plenty of oral fluids to maintain hydrayion.
His hemoglobin has to be checked and if it is low he needs blood transfusion.
For pain relief he can use prescribed medication.
Consult yhe docyor further management.
Answered: Sun, 29 Sep 2013
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