Sickle Cell Society
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Sickle Cell Beta Thalasemia

I have sickle cell beta thalasemia trait. Does that mean i’m a carrier for both diseases?

I do get pain crisis often but i’ve only had about 2-4 rlly painful ones.

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What country are you in?

The Sickle Cell Society who run this forum are based in the UK and so am I so I can only give you UK based information about getting help.

And yes you are a carrier for both. So anyone you plan to have children with should be screened for all haemoglobin disorders BEFORE you even think of having a child.

However more importantly you need to get treated when you have bad crisis, and should be under continual out-patient medical care.

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