Sickle Cell Anemia symptoms
Sickle Cell Anemia

  • Erythroblastosis fetalis is a condition that causes the mother's red blood cells attack those of the baby as they would any foreign invaders.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Anemia occurs when the number of healthy red blood cells (RBCs) in the body is too low. Red cells carry oxygen to all the body's tissues, so a low red blood cell count indicates that the amount of oxygen in the blood is lower than it should be. Ma...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Fatigue is a term used to to describe the general overall feeling of tiredness and/or a lack of energy. Other words that are sometimes used in place of fatigue include exhaustion, weariness, and lethargy. According to the National Institutes of He...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Jaundice occurs when your skin, mucous membranes or eyes take on a yellow color due to the buildup of bilirubin in your system. Bilirubin is produced when your body breaks down red blood cells. Normally, the liver processes bilirubin and then your...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Jaundice is yellowing of the skin and eyes and can indicate a serious problem with liver, gallbladder, or pancreas function.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The hepatitis E virus is spread most often by contaminated drinking water. It is different from the hep-A virus but the symptoms are similar. Most cases clear up on their own after a few weeks. In other cases, the virus may cause liver failure.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Abdominal pain occurs between the chest and pelvic regions and can be cramp-like, achy, dull, or sharp. Inflammation or diseases in intestines, kidneys, appendix, spleen, stomach, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas may cause abdominal pain. Viral or...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Point tenderness in your abdomen is pain that occurs when your abdomen is pressed in a specific area. It is also known as abdominal tenderness. Point tenderness is often a sign that something is wrong with one or more organs in the area being pres...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Being tired is the familiar aftermath of physical exertion, prolonged labor or lack of sleep. When does being tired become a symptom of a condition? Fatigue, malaise, lassitude, exhaustion are all subtle variations of the same subjective feelings of not having enough energy to meet the demands of one's life.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Bone pain is an extreme tenderness, aching in one or more bones. It is commonly linked to diseases that affect the normal function or structure of the bone.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bone pain, tenderness, or achiness is a common problem, particularly among those who are middle aged or older. As you age, your body undergoes many changes. Muscle size and bone density generally decrease as you become less active, making you more...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Urine is produced in the kidneys, which are important organs for the health of our body. When we take fluid in, it passes from our digestive system into our circulatory system and is filtered through the kidneys.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Dark urine is urine that is a deeper (usually brown, deep yellow or maroon) color rather than the usual straw to yellow color. Urine looks dark. Urine is produced in the kidneys, which are important organs for the health of our body. When we take ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Growth retardation occurs when a fetus doesn’t develop at a normal rate. It is widely referred to as intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). The term intrauterine growth retardation is also used. Children with IUGR are much smaller than othe...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The heart rate, usually measured by checking the arterial pulse or sounds counting the times of the heart beat, is considered one of the vital signs. Vital signs – body temperature, pulse, breathing rate, and blood pressure provide information about the state of health of a person and, if abnormal, offer clues to problems.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • A swollen abdomen occurs when your stomach area is larger than normal. This is sometimes called a distended abdomen or swollen belly. A swollen abdomen has a number of potential causes, and it is a common occurrence.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Yellow eyes is a manifestation of jaundice which is caused by excess bilirubin in the blood stream. Bilirubin is a byproduct of red blood cells, normally broken down in the liver when they become a waste products.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Yellow eyes refers to the condition of the whites of the eyes having a yellowish color. Scleral jaundice, yellow eyes, yellow sclera. Yellow eyes is a manifestation of jaundice which is caused by excess bilirubin in the blood stream. Bilirubin is ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling-also known as peripheral edema-refers to an accumulation of fluid in these parts of the body. The buildup of fluid is not usually painful, unless it is due to injury. Older people frequently experience this type of sw...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The heart rate, usually measured by checking the arterial pulse or sounds counting the times of the heart beat, is considered one of the vital signs. Vital signs – body temperature, pulse, breathing rate, and blood pressure provide information about the state of health of a person and, if abnormal,offer clues to problems.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • When a condition or disorder temporarily or permanently interferes with the normal sense of sight, this is called a visual disturbance.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The term fever describes a body temperature that is higher than normal. According to the Mayo Clinic, normal body temperature is typically 37 degrees C, or 98.6 degrees F, though this can vary. A short-term increase in body temperature can help th...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sweet's syndrome is also called acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. Its primary symptoms are skin lesions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Chest pain is one of the most common reasons that people ages 15 and older visit the emergency room in the U.S. Chest pain varies from person to person. It may feel like a sharp, stabbing pain or a dull ache. While chest pain may be a sign of a se...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that causes lung scarring and stiffness. This keeps the body from getting enough oxygen.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Breathing difficulty is a broad term that is used to describe discomfort when breathing, and the feeling that you cannot draw a breath. This can develop gradually, or your breathing may suddenly become more laboured. In either case, medical attent...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Breathing difficulty describes discomfort when breathing, and the feeling that you cannot draw a breath. If you're unable to breathe in enough oxygen, your fingernails and lips may turn blue.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Weakness is the feeling of body fatigue (tiredness). A person experiencing weakness may not be able to move that part of their body properly or they may experience tremors (uncontrollable movement or twitches) in the area of weakness. Some people ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Leg ulcers are unhealed sores or open wounds on the legs. Without treatment, these types of ulcers can keep recurring. This condition is most commonly caused by poor circulation, though it may be attributed to a variety of ailments. These wounds a...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Itchy skin, also known as pruritus, is an irritating sensation creating the desire to scratch to relieve the feeling. Possible causes for itchiness range from internal illnesses, such as kidney or liver disease, to skin rashes, allergies, and derm...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Dermatitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the skin, most commonly evidenced by an itchy pink or red rash.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Eye burning accompanied by discharge and/or itching is usually a sign of infection, and should be looked at by a doctor immediately. It can also be a sign of a foreign body in the eye or an injury to the eye.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Joints are the parts of your body where your bones meet. Joint pain refers to discomfort, aches, and soreness in any of the body's joints. Joint pain is a common complaint, and does not typically require a hospital visit. Arthritis is a frequent c...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Paleness, also known as pale complexion or pallor, is an unusual lightness of skin color when compared with your normal hue. Paleness is caused by reduced blood flow or a decreased number of red blood cells. Paleness can be generalized (all over) ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hematuria is the medical term for blood in the urine. Several conditions and diseases can cause hematuria, including infections, kidney disease, cancer, and rare blood disorders. The blood may be visible or in such small quantities that it can't b...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. It's most often caused by a bacterial infection known as a urinary tract infection (UTI). It can become a serious health issue if the infection spreads to the kidney.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pain is an unpleasant sensation triggered in the nervous system that can range from mild discomfort to unbearable agony. Pain receptors located throughout the body send electrical impulses via the spinal cord to the brain.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Arm pain is an unpleasant sensation ranging from mild discomfort to unbearable agony in either or both upper extremities of the body. The pain sensation can be due to actual injury, tissue damage or noxious stimulation of nerve fibers. Upper extre...
    Source:HLCMS
  • An arrhythmia occurs when electrical impulses, which direct and regulate heartbeats, don't function properly. Heart arrhythmias are common and usually harmless.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) is a change in the heart's beating pattern. There are many different types with different causes and effects. Possible symptoms are feeling faint, chest pain, and sweating.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your body needs water to function properly. For example, water helps to regulate your body temperature, lubricate your joints, and remove waste from your body. Adequate daily water intake (several glasses) is very important. Furthermore, it is nor...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Normal stools can vary in shades of brown, mostly due to diet. Pale or clay-colored stools are not normal. If your stools are pale or clay-colored, you may have a problem with the drainage of your biliary system, which is comprised of your gallbla...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Many people experience feel short of breath during strenuous activity if they are not accustomed to exercise. If you have a sudden onset of difficulty breathing doing a normal routine, it may be a medical emergency.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Shortness of breath on exertion (SOBOE) is when you have difficulty breathing while performing a physical activity. SOBOE can occur during routine activities like walking up a flight of stairs. You are more likely to feel shortness of breath when ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sometimes a person feels hot to touch due to illness or environmental situation that causes elevated core temperature. A compounding factor can be dehydration (lack of fluids.
    Source:Healthline
  • The body is hotter than normal body temperature when touched. Feverish, feel hot, feeling hot, feels hot and feverish, hot to touch Sometimes a person feels hot to touch due to illness or environmental situation that causes elevated core temperatu...
    Source:HLCMS
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