PAIN CRISES AND YOUR PERIOD

Is there a connection?

A common question within the female population of the the sickle cell community is if their period can cause pain crises.

Learn more about study conducted by Sarah-Jo Stimpson, MD, Melissa Day, BS, and Michael R. DeBaun, MD, MPH regarding the link between vaso-occlusive pain episodes and menstruation.

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ASK DR. Q

Sickle Cell & Thalassemia Expert Physician

'Ask Dr. Q' is a resource Sickle Cell 101 provides to the sickle cell community. Users and followers send in questions pertaining to sickle cell and responses are provided by Dr. Quriolo. Responses are posted on social media and can be found here.

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SICKLE CELL HBCU COLLEGE TOUR

The HBCU Sickle Cell College Tour is an event geared towards educating and raising awareness for sickle cell on Historically Black Colleges and University campuses.

Hosted by #BoldLipsForSickleCell and Sickle Cell 101, this event will be informative and empowering!

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Dr. Keith Quirolo is an expert sickle cell and thalassemia pediatrician with over 20 years of experience in treating sickle cell patients.

 

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SICKLE CELL FACTS

Red blood cells become sickle shaped making it harder to move through blood vessel.

This causes pain and complications.

Sickle cell affects all races and is the most common genetic disorder in the world.

Sickle cell is inherited, meaning it is passed down from parent to child.

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