PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are the symptoms of sickle cell crisis?

ANSWER

The most common sign of sickle cell crisis is pain that might be dull, stabbing, throbbing, or sharp. It seems to come out of nowhere. How severe it is and how long it lasts depends on the person. Some people have crises here and there, while others may have them every month.

From: What Is a Sickle Cell Crisis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: “Sickle Cell Disease.”

Mayo Clinic: “Sickle Cell Anemia.”

American Family Physician: “Practical Tips for Preventing a Sickle Cell Crisis.”

KidsHealth: “What Is a Sickle Cell Crisis?”

National Institutes of Health: “What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Sickle Cell Disease?,” “How Is Sickle Cell Disease Treated?”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Sickle Cell Disease.”

CDC: “Sickle Cell Disease.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2019

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: “Sickle Cell Disease.”

Mayo Clinic: “Sickle Cell Anemia.”

American Family Physician: “Practical Tips for Preventing a Sickle Cell Crisis.”

KidsHealth: “What Is a Sickle Cell Crisis?”

National Institutes of Health: “What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Sickle Cell Disease?,” “How Is Sickle Cell Disease Treated?”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Sickle Cell Disease.”

CDC: “Sickle Cell Disease.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

What are symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: