Like men who have sickle cell anemia may be affected with sickle-hemoglobin C disease may experience a priapism, a painful erection caused by sickle-shaped cells that block blood vessels in the penis. This can cause long-lasting damage. Men may eventually become impotent due to the disorder.
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Does sickle-hemoglobin C (Hb S-C) disease affect men differently?
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Why do I need a hemoglobin electrophoresis test?
A hemoglobin electrophoresis test is done to:
- Find each type of hemoglobin in the blood. This can be used to diagnose certain types of anemia (such as thalassemia).
- Check treatment for diseases that have abnormal types of hemoglobin in the blood.
- Help couples find out how likely they are to have a child with certain forms of anemia that can be passed from a parent to a child (inherited).
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You should not give blood if you have AIDS or have ever had a positive HIV test, or if you have done something that puts you at risk for becoming infected with HIV.
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