Do you have sickle cell anemia?

Discussion in 'The Healthy Penis' started by RawDog, Jan 21, 2006.

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Do you have sickle cell anemia?

  1. Yes, AND I've experienced priapisms AND megalophallus.

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  2. Yes, AND I've experienced priapisms BUT NO megalophallus.

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  3. Yes, BUT NO priapisms OR megalophallus.

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  4. No.

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  1. RawDog

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    RioBravo (from Thunder's Place) asked me to post this poll here. This is his intro to the poll...

    I'm attemping to find out if intense long lasting erections (priapisms) causing natural penis enlargement (megalophallus) are a common complication of sickle cell anemia, a blood-related genetic condition causing deformed plattelets.
     
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    why not just ask the real question "Are you black?"
     
  3. Dr. Dilznick

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    ???

    What percentage of blacks do you think have sickle cell anemia?
     
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    Actually, a lot higher percentage than whites. I wouldn't have made the link, though, if horribleperson hadn't said anything.
     
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    sickle cell anemia is most common among people in northen & central africa. the good thing about sickle cell anemia is that is prevents you from getting malaria.
     
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    that is one of those whacked left handed compliments.
     
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    This is taken from the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. Web site at http://www.sicklecelldisease.org/about_scd/affected1.phtml

    In the United States people are often surprised when they learn that a person who is not African American has sickle cell disease. The disease originated in at least 4 places in Africa and in the Indian/Saudi Arabian subcontinent. It exists in all countries of Africa and in areas where Africans have migrated.
    [​IMG] It is most common in West and Central Africa where as many as 25% of the people have sickle cell trait and 1-2% of all babies are born with a form of the disease. In the United States with an estimated population of over 270 million, about 1,000 babies are born with sickle cell disease each year. In contrast, Nigeria, with an estimated 1997 population of 90 million, 45,000-90,000 babies with sickle cell disease are born each year.
     
  8. Dr. Dilznick

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    Right, that percentage being 0.3%. HorriblePerson's initial post makes no sense.

    "According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta 3 of every 1000 African Americans has sickle cell anemia disease."
     
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    I voted no.
     
  10. LongNights

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    Working in the medical field....I don't see what this question has to do with this site. Nor, would I have ANYONE answer this.

    And, in many ways I would consider this a strict violation of HIPAA regulations.

    LongNights
     
  11. Rikter8

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    Why? It's an anonomous survey.

    What's this got to do with HIPAA??

    Remember that this board talks about ALL aspects of our lives. Not just big dicks.
     
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    I thought this was common knowledge:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=PubMed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=10962334&dopt=Citation

    I'm lost on what this has to do with the health insurance privacy act?
     
  13. DC_DEEP

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    Perhaps you should have worded that a little differently... rather than "the good thing about..." you should have said "although it is a horrible disease, one common idea is that it may be a genetic variation response to malaria; those with SCA do not get malaria." There really is nothing good about sickle cell anemia - it is worse than having malaria, I would think.
     
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    It's a left-handed compliment today, but back before there was a malaria vaccene, and if you lived in an area with lots of mosquitoes and malaria is rampant, you'll live longer with SSA than without it.

    Now that MAlaria's a treatable condition and no longer the epedemic it once was, the 'upside' of SSA has been devalued.
     
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    Oh, Well, that certainly eases my nerves, knowing that one disease is traded off for the other.:rolleyes:
     
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    More blacks have it than whites, not a lot of blacks have it. Very distinct difference.
     
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    You wouldn't live longer with SSA, but you would with one copy of the gene for it. Most recessive inherited conditions work like that, with one copy giving you some genetic advantage with the downside of two copies giving you a disease. Cystic fibrosis is similar, but for such a common mutation no-one has worked out what advantage being a CF carrier confers.
     
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    What is sickle cell anemia has to do with large penises????
    I do not understand the conection.:confused:
     
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    no priapsm 2ndry to sickler people not form endoment but causing harmful enjury to penial tissue and this life threating condition requred immediate surgical intervention may need to withdrawel of blood out of the penis , so this illness usually affect black people and not affect platlets as I read but iherted diseases called haemgloinopathes .:tongue:
     
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    I started this thread a looong time ago and upon revisitng it today just realized that of the 11 guys that answered they had sickle cell anemia, 8 had experienced priapisms *and* megalophallus. Anecdotal, but interesting.
     
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