Sickle cell disease

What is Sickle cell disease?

It is a disease of red cell membrane.This can lead to sickle cell crisis and lead to anemia.

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I am a 27 year old African American female and I live with sickle cell disease. I have a sickle cell crisis between 2 to 5 times a year. I have a...

doctor1 MD

Sickle cell crisis is not known to hinder conception, it may affect maternal health, which may not be ideal for child bearing.
Another thing...

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I have sickle cell disease and right now I am at home experiencing moderate pain . About a hour ago I discovered my mid to lower shin area was...

doctor1 MD

Yes. I could be due to bleeding in the joint or other surrounding tissues.
It can also be due to infection.
Consult your treating physician...

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Wondering if you can help or lead me in direction we are looking into adopting but worried about sickle cell. mom has sickle cell trait and is...

doctor1 MD

Hi, Thanks for asking. Sickle cell disease is a hereditary condition. It is inherited in a autosomal recessive way. Mother is having sickle cell...

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