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Should I talk to my doctor about my sickle cell anemia symptoms?

Yes, you should talk to your doctor about your symptoms if you experience swelling in the hands, feet, or abdomen. If you notice a yellowing of your skin, contract a fever, or have any signs of a stroke, you should seek immediate medical help. Sickle cell anemia is usually visible early in life, so if your child develops any symptoms, talk with your child's physician about treatment options.

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