Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disorder characterized by an abnormality of red blood cells, reducing oxygen supply. Under normal circumstances, the red blood cells are round in shape, whereas in sickle cell anemia, the RBCs are sickle or crescent moon-shaped, which gets stuck on the wall of the blood vessels. Anemia, frequent infections, limited growth, delayed puberty, periodic episodes of pain, swollen hands and legs, and vision problems are the manifestations of sickle cell anemia.
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Query: Hello doctor, For some time now, when I wake up in the morning with an erection, I do stool frequently and after a while I has pain in my penile area. The erection is usually prolonged. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Morning erection is normal and it usually subsides as you go to the toilet. I need to ask you a few questions to clarify. How prolong is your erection? Frequency of stool is it all time? How many times in the day? Do you have any urinary complains? Do you have ureth... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old, and I have sickle cell anemia. My Hb is 7.7 g/dL now. What medicines should I take? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sickle cell anemia has no proper cure. The goal of Management is to: 1) Relieve pain (with pain killers). 2) Preventing infections. 3) Preventing complications. As you know in sickle cell anemia, red blood cells are abnormal in structure and function. So it needs... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have beta thalassemia plus trait (AT+) and want to marry a man with sickle trait (AS). Please see the attached file of my beta thalassemia DNA genetics. Please give me the possibilities of our baby. I know there is a 25 % chance that the baby might have sickle beta plus thalassemia (ST... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Thalassemia and sickle cell anemia are autosomal recessive disorders. In your case, the child can be thalassemia sickle cell carrier (heterozygous). The presentation will be mild to moderate... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old male. For the past four years, I have burning irritation in the middle portion of my penis after masturbation. The irritation gets relieved to some extent after I urinate. Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Penile pain occurs due to infections or inflammation of the bladder or prostate. Trauma, persistent erection (priapism), cancers, and Peyronie's disease (the development of scar tissue within the penis) are the other causes. Sickle cell anemia may cause priapism due to ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My fiance got sickle cell SD. He is 27 and does not suffer from anything else. He takes medication and changes blood every 4 to 6 months. My question is does it affect his life expectancy? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, in sickle cell anemia, blood transfusion is not needed. The prognosis depends on the severity of sickle cell. Dehydration, infection is a usual precipitant for sickle cell anemia. So it is better to avoid them and whenever having such incident, consult a doc... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Sickle cell anemia is my problem. My age is 30 years, while dehydration time, I am getting pain. Is this issue dangerous? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, sickle cell anemia is a disease where RBC shape changes while dehydration and oxygen level goes down in body. Usually red blood cell will be round and plate shape. During dehydration and less oxygen time the shape of the red blood cell becomes sickle shape. No... Read Full »