What are sickle cell anemia symptoms?

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Sickle cell anemia symptoms can vary. There can be mild to severe symptoms of sickle cell anemia. Some people with sickle cell anemia need to be hospitalized for sickle cell anemia treatment. Most common symptoms of sickle cell anemia include pain and anemia.

The signs and symptoms of sickle cell anemia are associated with the complications of the disease and include:

  • Fatigue
  • Breath shortness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Pale skin

Sickle cell anemia is recognized with a sudden pain in body, which is called sickle cell crisis. Sickle cell crisis affect lungs, abdomen, bones and joints. The sickle cell crisis occurs when sickle cells entangled in the bloodstream, which causes organ damage and pain. Sickle cell anemia pain can be chronic or acute. Acute pain which is more common can be severe or mild and last from hours to weeks. Chronic pain is usually unbearable and limits the routine activities.

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