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Old 12-20-2005, 03:53 PM   #1
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Sickle Cell Anemia..?

Ive been feeling wierd latle, and a few peopel suggested its annemia, so i looked up teh stymtoms ofr each type, the only type i have symptoms for is sickle cell anmia, but i dont understand what it is or how to treat it, can anyone help? I also heard that you cnat get it if your not black, is that true? if so, why?
Sickle cell anemia:
* Fatigue
* Susceptibility to infection
* Delayed growth and development in children
* Episodes of severe pain, especially in the joints, abdomen and limbs.
the last one, not so much, the first three, definitly.

I thought i must just be iron-defiicient, becuase i am a girl, and my mom used be annemic due to iron defficiency, but i dont have any these symtoms.. well, i get olscars in my mouth, but thats genetic, from my dads side, id never eat paper or dirt, and my nails curve down.. but as far as i know, atleat sthe last two, my mom doenst have those symptoms either, was this just a bad scource of information?
anemia caused by iron deficiency:

* Hunger for strange substances such as paper, ice, or dirt (a condition called pica).
* Upward curvature of the nails referred to as koilonychias.
* Soreness of the mouth with cracks at the corners.
Please excuse any gramatical/spelling errors, I have a verbal disability.

Last edited by iyami; 12-20-2005 at 04:05 PM.

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