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By Anonymous September 24, 2014 - 7:41am
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I am a 25 year old sickle cell patient. I had unprotected sex three times in one week and I took Postinor2 three times in that same week. I did not consult a doctor to prescribe them. Now I am on my menstrual cycle and I won’t stop bleeding. I usually see my period for 5 days light bleeding, now it’s the 10th day and it’s still flowing heavy with abdominal pain. I am so scared.

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Thank you. I will take your advise and do it now

September 24, 2014 - 8:59am

Hello Anonymous,

Thank you for reaching out to us for our advice.
First, call your gynecologist or primary care physician who oversees your care for sickle cell anemia. Report what has and is happening. Do it now.

Depending upon your doctor's recommendation, go to the emergency room or urgent care clinic nearest your home.

As you know, sickle cell anemia is a serious disorder in which the body makes sickle-shaped red blood cells. “Sickle-shaped” means that the red blood cells are shaped like a crescent. Sickle cells contain abnormal hemoglobin called sickle hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen.

Heavy bleeding with abdominal pain for 10 days is serious and you must be evaluated as soon as possible.


September 24, 2014 - 8:50am
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