Sickle cell_disease
What are the symptons to know if you are suffering from sickle cell disease?What tests can be performed to check for the same? Is this disease hereditary?My sister suffers from this disease.Does this mean the chances of me having is highly possible?
42 Views v

Answers (1)

Like the answers? Chat privately with the doctor of your choice

doctor profile image
Dr. Venkat Raghav
General Physician 4 yrs exp Bangalore
Hello... Sickel cell disease is autosomal recessive disease.. Its hereditary... Some will have sickle cell trait (milder form) .. Some will have sickle cell disease. Most of times females act as carrier,high reticulocute count and sickel cells in peripheral smear confirms sickle cell disease .... Consult general physician..
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
0/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.