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Sickle Cell

A pain “episode” or “crisis” is the most common symptom of sickle cell
disease, and the top reason that people with the disease go to the
emergency room or hospital. When sickle cells travel through small
blood vessels, they can get stuck and clog the blood flow. This causes
pain that can start suddenly, be mild to severe, and last for any
length of time.

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