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Sickle Cell Trait and menstrual cycle

MsLady0
MsLady0

For years I suffered from fainting and blackouts right before or during my periods. I recently met another woman who had a similar experience and she mentioned that it was because she has the sickle cell trait. I am wondering if this has happened to anyone else?

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As a young lady I had some dizziness during my period but was told it was because I have Anemia.

Yes me

Thanks for your reply. How do you manage this?

I had a Uterine Ablation to stop my periods to help with the Anemia.

This was done instead of a hysterectomy. It's less invasive. You have to do your research though.

It's been 2 years and no period

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