Conditions and Diseases
Can men with sickle cell disease produce a baby?
As you already must know Sickle Cell disease is genetic, but the
GOOD NEWS is there is no known risk that babies may develop sickle
It's a good idea to first check with a genetic specialist and
make your decision from there.
Does sickle cell disease affect a certain age group?
Can the trait sickle cell lead to sickle cell disease?
Sickle cell trait can not lead to sickle cell disease. This is because the gene for Red blood cells are dominate over the gene for sickle cell. There for if you have sickle cell you can have some minor symptoms but usually you don't even know you have sickle cell trait. Sickle cell trait is rarely harmful and can almost never turn into sickle cell disease.
How does sickle cell trait differ from sickle cell disease?
in sickle cell trait you don't actually have the disease. you are only able to pass the disease to your kids if you marry a person with sickle cell or that also has the trait. sickle cell disease is when you actually have the disease. you can pass it to your kids if you marry someone with the trait or the disease. if you marry someone without a trait or disease then your kids will most likely have the trait.
What are Sickle cell trait symptoms?
Sickle cell trait occurs when a person inherits a sickle cell disease gene but does not develop symptoms. Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder in which the body produces an abnormal type of the oxygen-carrying substance hemoglobin in the red blood cells. Normal hemoglobin is called hemoglobin A, but people with sickle cell disease have only hemoglobin S, which turns normal, round red blood cells into abnormally curved (sickle) shapes. Normally, a person inherits two genes (one from each parent) that produce beta-globin, a protein needed to produce normal hemoglobin (hemoglobin A). A person with sickle cell trait inherits one normal beta-globin gene (hemoglobin A) and one defective gene (hemoglobin S). People with sickle cell trait rarely have symptoms due to the condition because they also have some normal hemoglobin. But they can pass the sickle cell gene to their children. A person in whom both beta-globin genes are abnormal (they produce hemoglobin S) has sickle cell disease, which can cause serious problems. Both parents must have either the sickle cell trait or the disease itself for a child to have sickle cell disease.